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Makeshift O-line pushes around Ravens

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Makeshift O-line pushes around Ravens

The pass rush that generated six sacks a week ago went on hiatus vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Third-string quarterback Charlie Batch was sacked twice, though one by Paul Kruger was a coverage sack because Batch had plenty of time but nowhere to go with the ball.

In his 15th season and filling in for Byron Leftwich (ribs), who’d replaced Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder/ribs), Batch punished the Ravens because they weren't able to rattle him the way they did Philip Rivers in a 16-13 win last week at the San Diego Chargers.

Batch completed 25 of 36 passes for 276 yards, his best game since 2001 when he played for the Detroit Lions.  

Batch was able to extend plays with his legs until receivers came open, and the Steelers used a plethora of screen passes to take advantage of an aggressive front that found little success after showing signs of getting better.

In a 13-10 win in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, Baltimore sacked Leftwich three times and only allowed him to complete half of his 38 pass attempts and a 51.1 rating. When pressure was needed in the fourth quarter as Leftwich tried to lead his team back, he was under constant pressure and ended up with cracked ribs.

The Steelers went into the game with a disadvantage, or so it seemed, along its offensive line. Rookie right tackle Kelvin Beachum was making his first start. Drafted as a center, he was the third different player they started at that position in the last eight games because of injuries to Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert.

Maurkice Pouncey was moved from center, where he has been an All-Pro, to left guard. Doug Legursky took over at center.

“They just did a great job of blocking us up front. Sometimes they had max protection, and sometimes they didn’t,” Ravens tackle Haloti Ngata said. “We just didn’t do a great job of converting. I think we were playing a little bit more (to defend) the run game and they did a great job of mixing it up.”

Tackle Terrence Cody didn’t see his team getting off the ball well. They lost the battle at the line of scrimmage on the snap.

“They were picking up blitzes and all that stuff. At the end of the day we got to execute more. We got to wrap up and get the guys down,” Cody said. “We had to get off blocks and rush the passer. We weren’t doing that every play.”

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens announce 2019 open training camp dates

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens announce 2019 open training camp dates

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. The Ravens have announced 2019 training camp dates that will be open to the public. 2,000 fans will be able to attend the 14 open practices at the Owings Mill Underarmour Performance Center. Additionally, the Ravens will hold their annual open practice at M&T Bank Stadium July 27 with Fireworks Night to follow.

2. Wide receiver Jaleel Scott has had a standout offseason thus far after spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. According to Ravens media, Scott has been a big playmaker at OTAs and mandatory minicamp and is looking forward to the start of training camp. “I think I had a great practice to end minicamp, and now I’m going to get ready for the start of training camp,” Scott said to Ravens media. “I want to show people I can be a deep threat, that I can make big plays and do things in the red zone, help us score points. That’s my goal.”


Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Michael Pierce responds to last week's dismissal from practice

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Michael Pierce responds to last week's dismissal from practice

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Last week, defensive tackle Michael Pierce was dismissed from practice after showing up in "less than ideal shape" according to The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. Pierce joined WSNP-FM 105.5 Friday where he responded to being dismissed from practice. “Throughout the offseason, I tend to lift more than run,” Pierce said. “Being a nose guard, I want to be strong or what not. I, honestly, just mismanaged my running a little bit.”

2. On the other hand, tight end Mark Andrews looks "bigger, faster and stronger" Zrebiec said. Andrews had a standout year last season as a rookie with three touchdowns and 34 catches for 552 yards. Zrebiec said Andrews has not slowed down and will be an even bigger asset to the Ravens offense this season.


Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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