What you can and cannot pin on Greg Roman with Ravens offense
What you can’t pin on Roman:
It’s all well and good to say that Roman has to get other people involved in the offense, but Lamar Jackson has to be part of that inclusion. Jackson forces the football to Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown. There have been plays where a player like Duvernay or Miles Boykin was open or had a favorable match up and Jackson didn’t get them the football. The passing game revolves around two players. The rest of the cast is where the Ravens need to find answers. Do they have enough talent in the passing game? Are they ever going to get the production from Miles Boykin? Why doesn’t anybody not named Andrews and Brown have chemistry with the quarterback? Maybe this is partially because the Ravens coaches can’t develop receivers, yet you can’t really excuse the position group for lackluster results.
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Jackson hasn’t been great since the Chiefs game. He started strong but since then he hasn’t had 200 yards passing and he’s had the opportunity to be more productive. The calling card of Jackson in 2019 was efficiency, well he had 37 passing attempts against the Bengals and he had 180 yards. That’s inefficiency, that’s Jackson not playing to his standards. Mark Ingram is another year older and he doesn’t look as explosive as he did in 2019. That’s not on Roman.
You can’t blame bad offensive line play on Roman. The only offensive linemen the Ravens have that you absolutely know what you’re going to get is Ronnie Stanley. Stanley has been dealing with an injury and missed the game against the Washington Football Team. You can’t blame Roman for Orlando Brown Jr. looking decent filling in at left tackle and then playing rough football back at his regular position of right tackle. You can’t blame Roman because Tyre Phillips is clearly not even remotely as good as Marshal Yanda was. He can shuffle the offensive line a bit, yet Roman does have an offensive line that is hampering him. The offense is out of sync not just because Roman can’t find the right answers, but because the players are out of sorts themselves.