Oct 5, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flaco (5) is chased by Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman (50) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Colts won, 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Stock down: James Hurst
James Hurst surprisingly stuck on the Ravens final roster after joining the team this summer as an undrafted rookie free agent. The Ravens were impressed with his athleticism and felt like he would make for a solid backup along their offensive line. When Hurst put in a pretty good performance against the Panthers, it seemed like the Ravens might have found a gem.
But it all came crashing down the very next week as Hurst gave up 3 sacks, one quarterback hit, and three hurries against a Colts team that previously struggled to get pressure on quarterbacks through four games this season. Hurst not only was the worst rated player on the entire team Sunday, he had one of the worst performances of any tackle in the NFL this weekend.
With normal starter Eugene Monroe out at least a couple more weeks following knee surgery, the Ravens desperately need Hurst to play better. They don’t have many other options on the roster, outside of the perennially disappointing Jah Reid. The Ravens could shift Kelechi Osemele over to tackle, but they likely don’t want to ruin the good things he has been doing inside this season.