Highest and Lowest Rated Baltimore Ravens Week 3
By Brett Foote
Sep 7, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) pushes Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) outbounds during the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Baltimore Ravens 23-16. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Lowest Rated Offensive Players: Jacoby Jones (-3.7), Eugene Monroe (-2.8), Bernard Pierce (-2.1), Torrey Smith (-1.7), Marlon Brown (-1.0)
Eugene Monroe hasn’t really been himself through three games and has reportedly been battling various injuries. He is really the weak link in what is a dominant offensive line right now. It’s interesting how the two players who accounted for most of the Raven’s offensive success last season – Torrey Smith and Marlon Brown – are among the worst this year.
Brown can blame his woes on lack of use as he has only played on 29% of snaps so far. His rating is really the result of his horrible game against the Bengals in week one, as he has since received a pair of neutral grades. T. Smith has just been downright bad. Whether he’s jogging down the field leisurely or running poor routes, he can’t blame usage, as Smith has played on 77% of the team’s snaps through three games.
Pierce has been the worst running back on this team, but he will most likely continue to start when healthy. Hopefully the team has him on a shorter leash now after Lorenzo Taliaferro’s effort against the Browns, however. Jacoby Jones is a bit of a surprise, but in reality he has always fared best on special teams. He just doesn’t have the hands to be an effective receiver.
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