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Filmstudy OL Scoring & Notes vs. Bucs

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The Ravens ran 71 scored snaps (excludes accepted penalties resulting in no play and 3 kneels).

Stanley: Ronnie continued to play well. He picked up a cheap holding call against Jason Pierre-Paul (Q3, 12:23) where it appeared the Bucs defender sold the call. He didn’t have any full pass rush events, but he shared a PD charge when he and Hurst allowed McCoy to get his arms up do deflect a pass (Q3, 14:16). He missed 6 blocks including 3 where he was beaten at the LoS and another where Jackson bailed him out of a pressure with a 6-yard scramble (Q2, 7:18). Stanley had 3 blocks in level 2 and missed his only pull.

Scoring: 71 plays, 61 blocks, 7 missed, .75 (1/2 +1/4) pressure, 1 offensive holding, 54.5 points (.77 per play). That’s a low B with adjustment. Had the holding flag not been thrown, he would have had a low A.

Hurst: James and line mate Matt Skura suffered through a tough day opposite the Bucs first-round draft pick, Vita Vea. Vea was drafted #12 overall and is a Haloti Ngata-esque athlete at 6’4”, 345 lbs with good athleticism. He had his breakout game against the Ravens with 9 combined tackles, a total Ngata has reached only 3 times in his career. Hurst was replaced by Bozeman for the Ravens touchdown drive in Q2, but surrendered 3 full pressures, 2 on bulls by Vea (Q1, 11:29 and Q2, 0:55), and 1 by bull to the stunting Pierre Paul (Q2, 1:23). He made 4 blocks in level 2 and made 7 of 9 pulls.

Scoring: 52 plays, 44 blocks, 4 missed, 3.5 pressures, 37 points (.71 per play). That’s a low C after adjustment for a quality opponent. With additional time for Bozeman and their relative performances in this game, the LG position is even more crowded. It’s a good problem to have.

Skura: Matt had a mulligan after 4 consecutive solid outings. He surrendered a pressure by bull to DT Beau Allen (Q2, 7:53) and another when bulled then shed by DE William Gholston (Q3, 1:36). He also missed 12 blocks, which is a very high total for a center. Those included a play on which he was bailed out of a pressure by a Jackson scramble (Q1, 2:07) on what was a near-impossible reach block on McCoy. He failed to find a level 2 block on 3 occasions and was pushed into the backfield on 4 others by Vea. He had 4 blocks in level 2. His highlight was a combination on McCoy then ILB Lavonte David in L2.

Scoring: 71 plays, 56 blocks, 12 missed, 2.5 pressures, 1 false start, 48 points (.68 per play). That’s a low D with adjustment.

Yanda: Marshal continues to be the Ravens’ most consistent lineman. His only full charge was a QH surrendered on a bull by Vea which flushed Jackson left from the pocket (Q2, 0:23) where he was knocked down by ILB David. His 2 misses were both losses at the LoS to Vea and McCoy. He had 4 blocks in level 2, delivered 2 pancakes, and converted his only pull. He had a combination block to tee up McCoy for Brown, then blocked LB Riley Bullough to lead Edwards’ 10-yard TD run (Q3, 10:07). Marshal rolled over backwards as he finished the block but immediately got up to celebrate with Zeus.

Scoring: 71 plays, 67 blocks, 2 missed, 1/2 pressure, 1 QH, 63 points (.89 per play). That’s an A after adjustment. As well as he played, he’s had 6 other games as good or better this season in terms of adjusted score.

Brown: Orlando turned in another solid game to extend his streak of starts without a clunker. He had only 1 full charge as a pass blocker when he gave ground to a stunt by McCoy (Q2, 1:16). He had another high total of missed blocks (11) which require examination. Of those, 5 were low-cost misses or other inability to find a block in L2. However, he was beaten 6 times at the LoS by former Brown and unlicensed financial advisor (Hard Knocks viewers will get this) Carl Nassib. Those 6 included beaten inside (2), beaten outside, pancaked, bulled, and shed. Nassib was too quick for him and Brown seemed to lose the hand battle too often. While it didn’t look good stylistically, Nassib never did beat Brown for a pressure event or penetration. He made 3 blocks in level 2 and delivered 4 more pancakes. His highlight was a combination block where he pinned McCoy for Yanda then pancaked Bullough in level 2 (Q3, 10:40).

Scoring: 71 plays, 58 blocks, 11 missed, 1.5 pressures, 55 points (.77 per play). That’s a B after adjustment.

Bozeman: Bradley played 26 snaps at LG and as a 6th offensive lineman in jumbo formations. He missed just 1 block, when shed by McCoy (Q2, 6:40). He made 4 blocks in level 2, delivered 1 pancake, and connected on all 4 of his pulls. His highlight was a combination block to tee up DT Allen for Skura then block ILB David in level 2.

Scoring: 26 plays, 25 blocks, 1 missed, 25 points (.96 per play). That’s an A. It was another physical outing for Bradley who has earned more playing time. The Ravens are rotating at several positions already, but could do so with Hurst and Bozeman as well. In addition to the developmental value, it’s reasonable to assume shuttling an OL position by series should help the Ravens gain control of the line of scrimmage a little faster.

Game-by-game scoring trends are charted here.

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