Aggregate OL Results

The Ravens provided Jackson and Huntley Ample Time and Space (ATS) on 15 of 27 drop backs (56%), their highest percentage of the year.  Among 12 non-ATS drop backs, 5 were balls delivered before pressure could develop (BOQ) and 7 were pressures. 

Summarizing the OL performance:

  • They were not responsible for the lone sack (Jackson held the ball too long)
  • They allowed just 1 QH
  • They allowed 5 pressures
  • They were not responsible for a run for loss
  • They were penalized once for 15 yards

Individual Scoring

The Ravens ran 62 scored snaps (excludes accepted penalties which result in no play, kneels, spikes, and special teams plays that result in a run or pass).

Brown:  Zeus played well, primarily against rookie K’Lavon Chaisson.  Chaisson beat him with speed to force Huntley up in the pocket and into a QH by Smoot (Q4, 4:02).  DT Gotsis also disengaged for a PD.  He missed 3 blocks, 1 of which was a loss at the LoS (1 PNB, 1 whiff on pull).  He made 5 blocks in level 2, delivered 2 pancakes, and connected (or sold a fake) on 6 of 8 pulls.  He did not have a highlight. 

Scoring:  62 plays, 56 blocks, 3 missed, 1.5 pressures, 1 QH, 50 points (.81 per play).  That’s a B with or without adjustment.

Bozeman:  Bradley continued to play well and lead the run game.  He was bulled by DT Caraun Reid for a pressure (Q2, 0:26).  He missed 6 blocks, of which 2 were losses at the LoS (others: L2NB x 3, slipped on pull).  It appeared he finished a play cursing himself (Q3, 7:28) when he blocked DT Costin the LB Myles Jack on a pull, but Costin ended up making the tackle for a gain of 4.   He made 7 blocks in level 2, had 1 pancake, and connected on 11 of 13 pulling assignments.

Scoring:  62 plays, 53 blocks, 7 missed, 1.33 pressures, 50.33 points (.81 per play).  That’s a B after adjustment.

Mekari:  Patrick played well again at center with the exception of a late drive-killing snap and penalty.  His only pass blocking charge of the game was shared 3 ways with Bozeman and Fluker on what would become the 44-yard rainbow from Jackson to Brown (Q4, 13:45).  The play which cost him a drop in grade came with the game well in hand (40-7, Q4, 5:04).  His snap dribbled past Huntley who made a great effort to collect the football, evade a long sack, and reverse his field to the left side.  As Huntley ran for a short gain, Mekari threw an illegal blindside block on DT Doug Costin.  He missed 5 blocks, 3 of which were losses at the LoS (all on push by DT Daniel Ekuale).  He had 2 blocks in level 2, had 1 pancake, and made 5 of 6 pulls.  I did not log a highlight block for him.

Scoring: 62 plays, 55 blocks, 5 missed, 1/3 pressure, 1 illegal blindside block, 45.33 points (.73 per play).  That’s a D with adjustment.  Without that penalty he would have lost his subjective adjustment for the bad snap, but still would have been in the middle of the B range.  In terms of the other new linemen (Powers this year and many others in the past), grades negatively impacted due to penalties have ben a positive leading indicator. 

Powers:  Ben was outstanding and put together his 4th straight full game without a penalty.  His only pass blocking charge was a shared pressure with Brown when bulled by Smoot (Q4, 4:50).  Of 2 missed blocks, he slipped on a zone block and was unable to find a block in level 2 (L2NB).  He had 6 blocks in level 2 and made both of his pulls.  The more impressive of his 2 highlights was a pull left where he effectively blocked both DE Chaisson and LB Joe Schobert out of the play on Dobbins’ 8-yard run left.

Scoring:  62 plays, 59 blocks, 2 missed, 1/2 pressure, 58 points (.94 per play). That’s an A before adjustment.

Fluker:  DJ took all but 8 snaps at RT and was solid.  He surrendered a full pressure (beaten inside, Q2, 1:54) to Smoot.  He also shared a pressure with Bozeman and Mekari when he failed to pick up a delayed blitz.  He may have been bailed out of another pressure when Lamar rolled right from the pocket just as Smoot was beating Fluker inside again.  Of his 4 missed blocks, 2 were losses at the LoS.  He made 3 blocks in level 2 but did not have a pancake.  He connected on his only pull.  He had a highlight combination block on DT Costin then LB Schobert (Q2, 1:39).

Scoring:  54 plays, 48 blocks, 4 missed, 1.33 pressures, 45.33 points (.84 per play).  That’s a B+ with adjustment for quality of opponent.  The recent success of the Ravens power run game and return of Lamar Jackson as a run threat has helped Fluker as much as any lineman.  The Ravens scheme has also improved the effectiveness of his marginal mobility in recent weeks and he’s abben able to apply his physicality more often to seal or make an effective block in level 2.

Phillips:  Tyre played in relief for just 8 snaps at RT prior to his physical run.  He made 7 of 8 blocks with his only miss a slip entering L2. 

Skura:  Matt made 8 of his 9 blocks as a sixth offensive lineman.

If you’re interested in seeing scoring trends for the players this season, those charts will be posted in the Gallery section and updated weekly.