Aug 22, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) argues his penalty with referee Jerome Boger (23) during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Lowest rated defensive players
Kendrick Lewis (-3.1), Terrell Suggs (-2.7), Za’Darius Smith (-1.8), Zach Thompson (-1.6), Arthur Brown (-1.2)
It was an ugly night for the majority of this defense, and a couple of starters were no exception. After a strong showing through the offseason, Lewis fell flat in pass coverage across 33 snaps, giving up 3 receptions on 3 targets for 35 yards and a 115.3 passer rating.
Aside from Suggs’ legal but controversial low hit on Sam Bradford, his 17 snaps saw him receive poor grades against the run and in pass coverage.
Smith has also had a strong offseason, but turned in a mostly negative performance on his 51 snaps Saturday night. His run defense was horrid (-2.4), but he actually received a positive pass rush grade (1.9) thanks to his 3 QB hurries.
Thompson filled in behind Smith, playing 21 snaps and doing nothing to prevent himself from becoming roster fodder. He received negative grades across the board and had a big zero on the stat board.
Brown is getting a lot of preseason playing time as he fights for his roster spot, and his performance against the Eagles won’t help his chances. Over 57 snaps, the draft bust only received a positive grade as a pass rusher after picking up a sack and a QB hit.
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