Ravens offense vs. Browns: 3 big things from the loss
The Ravens defense was the worst against the Browns but let’s talk about the role the offense played in the 40-25 defeat. Here are three big things to think about the offense:
1. The interior offensive line play was not good enough for the Baltimore Ravens:
The Baltimore Ravens had trouble on the offensive line. It smacked them right away with Bradley Bozeman giving up a sack to Olivier Vernon. Bozeman did just about everything wrong on the play. He backed up into pass protection slowly and awkwardly. He got out of position against Vernon who was coming across from his outside shoulder. Because Bozeman didn’t stay square and lost leverage it was an easy sack for Vernon. Marshal Yanda couldn’t help because a stunt offered him somebody coming across him. Yanda stopped it dead in it’s tracks and Bozeman was left in bad position against a player who was more than equipped to beat him.
The Ravens have the most athletic quarterback in the league however the offensive line still needs to give him a chance. Jackson had to improvise and make things happen because the offensive line was getting man handled all game long. Jackson ran nine times and about six of those carries were because he didn’t have a choice. Another first quarter sack of Jackson resulted in a well executed blitz off the right side. Orlando Brown Jr. engaged with the defensive end. Yanda engaged with a defensive tackle. Nobody could take the safety flying off the edge. He was untouched and Jackson took a big hit.
Ronnie Stanley played well. For the most part Orlando Brown Jr. played well. The biggest problem was Bozeman. He got off to a very obvious bad start and it didn’t get much better for him. The offensive line got beaten badly. The Ravens need to get better play from the unit, especially the interior offensive linemen in pass protection.