Mike Preston covers the Ravens and writes a column for the Baltimore Sun sports section.
Mike joined Ed, Steve, Bruce, and Wally and graded the Ravens 16-13 win over the Rams.READ MORE: 7 Shot, Including 5 Teenagers, In West Baltimore Friday Night
Mike started off by grading Joe Flacco giving him a grade of D saying “Joe Flacco played poorly for the first three quarters and at times looked uninterested.” As for the running backs Mike gave the a grade of B- saying “the Ravens were having success early in the game with starter Justin Forsett and Buck Allen ran hard after Forsett went down with a broken arm.” The receivers and offensive line both received D’s from Mike.READ MORE: ‘We Want To Prevent This From Happening Again’ Witnesses Describe Deadly Collision Between Fire Truck And Dirt Bike Rider In Baltimore As Advocates Call For Solutions
On the other side of the ball Mike started by giving the defensive line a grade of A- saying “the Ravens held one of the league’s top running backs, Todd Gurley, to 66 yards rushing on 25 carries.” The linebackers received a grade of B saying “C.J. Mosley had 12 tackles to lead the Ravens and Courtney Upshaw had five, including the big sack late in the game.” And for the secondary Mike gave them a grade of C+ saying “the Rams had no passing game, so the Ravens weren’t really challenged.”
Mike gave the special teams a grade of D+ saying “this group’s play has become sloppy in the past two weeks, especially with the number of penalties.” And finally the coaching staff received a grade of D with Mike saying “there are times when they can’t get the right personnel onto and off the field, and it appears they are close to self-destructing.”MORE NEWS: 'It's Ridiculous': Drivers React To Increase In Gas Prices