Oct 19, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle James Hurst (74) warms up prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Lowest Rated Offensive Players: James Hurst (-13.6), Jacoby Jones (-5.3), Eugene Monroe (-2.9), Bernard Pierce (-2.7), Marlon Brown (-1.4)
James Hurst is what we thought he was – an undrafted rookie prematurely thrust into a starting role. Is anyone surprised he has struggled? Hurst didn’t give up a sack Sunday, but he did commit three penalties and allowed one hit and one hurry. Eugene Monroe wasn’t great before going down with an injury, but his return will still be a boon for the Ravens.
Jacoby Jones is bad on offense, and on Sunday he was bad on special teams too. Marlon Brown was a healthy scratch against the Falcons while Jones played four snaps but received zero targets. The Ravens are smartly giving their third wide receiver snaps to Michael Campanaro (46) and Kamar Aiken (68).
On the other hand, the Ravens continue to use Bernard Pierce as the main complement to Justin Forsett, even though he continues to do nothing with the opportunity. Pierce is averaging an amazingly inefficient 3.6 yards per carry this season. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Taliaferro sits on the sidelines despite averaging 4.5.
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