Ravens Offense Report Card

Chris Schisler

Three weeks into the season the Baltimore Ravens are 2-1. Here is a position group by position group breakdown of the good, the bad and the ugly so far.

QB: B+
Player(s): Joe Flacco
High completion %
Improved footwork and quicker release
Better accuracy
Locking on to Steve Smith
Slow start against the Bengals
Needs to be better in the red zone

Player(s): Kyle Juzyzchyk
Blocking well
Play maker catching out of back field.

RB: B+
Player(s): Bernard Peirce, Justin Forsett, Lorenzo Taliaferro
Good vision & understanding wide zone blocking system.
Getting yards after contact
Contributing in passing game
Ball security
Can improve in pass protection

Player(s): Dennis Pitta (Out for Season)
Owen Daniels, Crockett Gillmore
Good route running
Great hands
The Ravens don’t have a true blocking tight end. With Hurst starting at Left Tackle, rookie,Crockett Gillmore could very well try to fill this role. Pitta’s injury is also devastating

Wide Receiver C
Player(s): Torrey Smith, Steve Smith, Jacoby Jones, Marlon Brown, Kamir Aiken
Steve Smith emerged as Ravens big play guy.
Getting good YAC
Torrey Smith has been not too involved
Way to many dropped passes
Need to improve route running

Offensive Line: B
Player(s): Eugene Monroe, Kelechi Osemele, Jeremy Zuttah, Rick Wagner
Firing off the line well
Blocking into second level
Decent pass protection thus far
Several missed assignments or mental errors
Losing too many 1 on 1 battles with rushers
Need to improve in short yardage situations

Overall Offensive Grade B

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