Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE
Reggie Nelson — B
Nelson led the team in tackles with seven. He was arguably the best player on the defense a year ago, and one of the better safeties in the league.
Against Baltimore Nelson was where he needed to be most of the time, but like the rest of the secondary, had trouble covering anyone.
Taylor Mays — F
Mays was benched about halfway through the game because he couldn't cover anyone and had a pointless helmet-to-helmet hit in a key scenario.
It is becoming clear that Mays simply doesn't have it. He struggles in coverage and is a loose cannon with his attempts for big hits.
Jeromy Miles — C
Miles was not much better once he replaced Mays, but it was better to have a player at strong safety that could cover and was not reckless to all involved.
Leon Hall — D
In not-so-shocking news, Hall looked average or worst most of the game, which is not surprising considering the severity of the injury he is attempting to come back from. Hall struggled to cover everyone, and was horribly mis-matched against a tight end in the endzone and gave up the touchdown.
Terence Newman — C
Newman had some horrible moments in coverage, but that is to be expected if his stint in Dallas is any indication. He was hit-or-miss when covering the pass and simply average against the run.
Nate Clements — B
Clements saw time at corner and safety and did not really have a major impact at either. He gets a high grade for his versatility and his outstanding pass breakup in the endzone on third down that prevented yet another Ravens touchdown.
Adam Jones — C
Jones finally managed to get healthy and saw a few snaps against Baltimore. Nothing great or horrible out of Jones, so a neutral grade here.