Highest and Lowest Rated Baltimore Ravens Week Five
By Brett Foote
Oct 5, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith(82) attempts to catch a pass over Indianapolis Colts defender Greg Toler (28) during the final play of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Colts won, 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Lowest Rated Offensive Players: James Hurst (-6.3), Jacoby Jones (-4.5), Torrey Smith (-3.3), Eugene Monroe (-2.9), Bernard Pierce (-2.4)
James Hurst shoots to the top of the list in spite of only playing in two games this season. Hurst was plain terrible in week five, giving up three sacks, three hurries, and one hit to a normally ineffective Colts pass rush. Adding icing to the cake, Hurst has also graded out negatively in run blocking.
Jones continued his season of futility after signing a multi million dollar contract in the offseason by muffing a punt return and turning the ball over. He helped his cause by actually catching a pass instead of dropping it. He still only got 8 snaps on offense and only saw the one target, but it’s an improvement on past weeks.
Torrey Smith had his worst game against the Colts, which says a lot. Smith could only reel in 3 of 8 targets and is obviously lacking chemistry with Joe Flacco in the new offense. He capped it off by adding a mere one yard after the catch and dropping a 4th down heave to effectively kill the Ravens chance at a comeback.
Bernard Pierce saw action against the Colts after riding the pine in week four, coming in for 6 snaps and 4 attempts for 30 yards (7.5 avg). Pierce looked healthy and quick and has likely earned more playing time going forward. We just expect him to eat into Lorenzo Taliaferro’s snaps (5 attempts for 18 yards, 3.6 avg) and not Justin Forsett’s.
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