Baltimore Ravens: Everything we learned in loss to Steelers
5. Orlando Brown Jr. and Mark Andrews are bright spots for future:
We have to take an optimism time out here. It’s like the Crown Royal water break ad. We have to monitor our venting to stay in the game. Mark Andrews is a serious bright spot for the purple and black. He is playing well at the tight end position and he should factor into the offense for years to come. Andrews had three receptions for 50 yards and he drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone. Without Andrews and his timely plays, Joe Flacco would have had a hard time keeping this game close.
The Ravens were without James Hurst and Ronnie Stanley. Baltimore needed all the help they could get on the offensive line. Orlando Brown Jr. was not part of the problem for the Ravens offense. He looked great. He was a powerful run blocker (something we have seen little of this season) and he shined as a pass protector. The Ravens may have something brewing to the future on offense.
While we are in a optimism timeout it is worth noting that the Ravens drafted Hayden Hurst in the first round and Andrews is the one making the bigger impact. Getting Jackson was a smart play but drafting Derwin James or D.J. Moore would have made a much more sensible draft class. It’s hard to be positive about the Ravens today, I tried.