Oct 12, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) talks to Baltimore Ravens strong safety Matt Elam (26) at Raymond James Stadium. The Ravens won 48-17. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
Lowest Rated Defensive Players: Matt Elam (-8.1), Asa Jackson (-6.7), Daryl Smith (-6.5), Chykie Brown (-3.4), DeAngelo Tyson (-3.0)
Matt Elam continues his sophomore slump. It’s fair to wonder when the Ravens will finally plant him on the bench, though his running mate, Darian Stewart, hasn’t been much better. Terrence Brooks continues to get more snaps, and hopefully Will Hill can get up to speed quickly.
Daryl Smith has quietly had a bad year, and it’s fair to wonder if the Ravens should look to make a move here. Arthur Brown has been a healthy inactive each week, but at what point do we see him get some action? The only category Smith has a positive grade in is pass rushing, as he has recorded one sack and five hurries this season.
Tyson makes the cut for the first time this season after receiving the worst grade of any defensive player against the Bucs last week. He just simply couldn’t do anything against the team that was giving up stats generously. Tyson has seen more snaps after Chris Canty’s injury, but he may quickly become an afterthought if Timmy Jernigan or Terrence Cody return soon.