Which players did not live up to expectations? Are these concerning situations?
3. David Ojabo did not step up when the Baltimore Ravens needed him.
The Baltimore Ravens needed David Ojabo to play a bigger workload than the week before. Ojabo played just 23 snaps as a rookie as he came back from an Achilles injury. In week one, he played 37 snaps, and then in week two he took 42 snaps as he filled in for the injured Odafe Oweh. Oweh left the game after just 14 snaps with an ankle injury.
The issue is that Ojabo has not produced yet. He has two pressures and played well against the Texans banged up front, but against the Bengals, he was not much of a factor. You could argue that the small sample of Tavius Robinson had more pushing of the pocket.
After a poor preseason, this could be looked at as concerning. The Ravens are going to need Ojabo in an even bigger role this Sunday if Oweh is out. However, at the same time, some fans could see the positive in this. Ojabo needs two things more than anything; he needs to shake the rust off, and he needs experience considering he is coming into the NFL raw.
It would have been harder to do that as the third rusher. Now, he will get a heavier workload. Is it just rust, or did Ojabo lose a step with his college injury? We may start to learn more this weekend.