Originally Posted by themaninblack
The short week scares the living hell out of me but we should def win that one at home.
The other need I forgot to mention is obviously WR. At least with Jerome we had someone who could go deep and make defenses have to account for that. Love Baby Hawk and what he can do underneath but unless Marvin Jones gets some PT and shows vertical ability that is a dire need for us as well.
Dalton - D.
This one is kinda hard because in the first half I thought he played pretty good against a really good Ravens defense. However as soon as the Ravens got up by two TD's it was over. The mistakes started to fly out and the whole offense unraveled. He also overthrew Green a couple times in the first.
BJGE - A.
Ok A? yea I thought the Law Firm played really well. Had it been a closer game he would have gotten more carries. He is a better back than Benson. Benson's forte was to always just run into the back of the Offense Line and roll off in hopes to grab some yardage. Green-Ellis found holes and even made some solid plays out there. I thought he did very good against a really good Ravens Defense.
A.J. Green - C.
He wasn't amazing and he wasn't bad. He made some key plays early on and then kinda got covered really tightly the rest of the way. I don't blame that on him. Wasn't much of a play after catch threat though. Also dropped some but not all his fault.
Hawkins - A.
Felt he made some great plays after the catch. Looked fast and reliable. If it wasn't for him putting his knee down on that one play he would have busted for a big play.
Rest of the WR - F.
I was unimpressed. Felt Tate was nonexistent and Binns was unable to break coverage. They were barely even targets.
Gresham - F.
Practically non-existent as well. We need him to be part of the game more if we are to have an effective passing game.
Oline on the run - B.
I felt they opened holes, especially the interior. Its hard to judge for me since we were behind the whole game but I felt when it came to the run we held up well. Felt Faine played well.
Oline on the Pass - C-.
Sometimes they looked great against a good Ravens D, then they looked horrible.
Hall - D.
He made a play here and there but played some pretty bad redzone D. I felt he could have played alot better. He was def mismatched sometimes. His run support and short pass defense was good though.
Newman - F.
He just played crappily. Was beaten alot...played soft coverage and got beat alot.
Clements - C.
I tried to follow Clements the best I could...sometimes I lost track because the Bengals switched players out alot. I felt he played good when switched in a safety...making a good PD. However I can't judge him well as I didnt get to see him much or at least felt I didnt.
Nelson - C.
Bit on fakes alot and left Corners on Islands. Made some plays here and there but overall was lackluster.
Mays. - F.
Penalty waiting to happen. Killed multiple drive ending plays with his penalties. Stupid penalties. Also was non existent on the field. Probably would never hear his name if it wasnt for the penalties.
Rest of Secondary - D.
Alot of others fed in and out. Jones had a good play on a sack but thats about it.
Howard - B.
Of all the Linebackers Howard played the best. Almost had an Interception which would have changed the game early on but Rey M knocked it from his hands. Had a sack and played the run about the best compared to other LB's. However he still bit on the fakes too much.
Rey - F.
We can't give this guy a pass any more. He should be a leader on the defense and set examples. Instead he looks lost and bites on every play. He was taken down by Leach (FB) on every run play that wasn't faked.
Atkins - A.
The only Defensive lineman that really got any pressure. Played pretty good, but that is expected from Geno. The middle opened for some runs sometimes but I blame that on Peko and the other DT's
Rest of the Dline - D.
They were pretty bad on pass pressure, and often let Ray Rice run all over them, MJ was stood up by Oher all night. They should have played better.