1. Can the Baltimore Ravens get Ronnie Stanley in time for the Steelers game?
Ronnie Stanley left in week one with a foot injury and sent the entire Baltimore Ravens fanbase into a blaze. The team has not had Stanley healthy for a full season since the Lamar Jackson trade, and they tried to be so fragile with him, but it did not work.
The Ravens have also been pretty coy about the details surrounding his injury. They did not place him on the IR, which was good, but they also did not specify any sort of timeline for the injury. Then, Stanley returned early last week. However, of course, he did not play.
So, seeing him back on the field this week is great, but does that mean he will play? Not yet, as we have to see how he feels on Friday. Still, he is needed more than any of the others.
The Steelers pass rush is big time, especially on the edges where we see T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith. Highsmith will take on the left tackle, and Watt will take on the right tackle. At this point, Stanley is more likely to play than Morgan Moses. If Stanley returns, the Ravens could push Patrick Mekari to the right side. If Stanley does not play, it will leave the Ravens with Mekari on the left side, and Daniel Faalele on the right side.
Faalele against TJ Watt is not good news, not that Mekari against Watt is any better. Still, at least they could have comfort in Stanley against Highsmith. With Mekari against Highsmith and Faalele against Watt, the Ravens need a lot of help on both sides, and they do not have the proper tight ends or chip help from their wide receivers. The Baltimore Ravens need Stanley more than anyone else to return to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.