Sheldon Brown: C
Brown made a nice play to force what looked to be a Baltimore Ravens punt. That play was negated by a holding call on Buster Skrine on the opposite side of the field. While it negates the play in the stat-sheet, it still happened and helped make Browns’ day seem a little less bad.
He was beat by Tandon Doss for a 39 yard reception. Doss had one reception on the season, a six-yard pass from Joe Flacco in Week 2.
It seems like Brown, at this point in his career, makes opposing team’s wide receivers look better than they actually.
He also had four tackles but had
Dimitri Patterson: D
Name a Baltimore Ravens. There is a very good chance that whoever you named beat Dimitri Patterson for a first down Thursday night. Patterson was beat like a red headed stepchild in the second half by Anquan Boldin. Two of Boldin’s catches came on consecutive third downs and helped set up a Ravens touchdown.
It wasn’t all bad for Patterson, who is used to lining up as the nickel back. He did have a nice pass deflection in the end zone and was solid with a team leading 11 solo tackles.
Buster Skrine: C+
A dumb holding penalty on the opposite side of the field almost doomed the Browns. It was third down and Sheldon Brown defensed a pass along the opposite sideline. Skrine, though, fell backwards and pulled down the Ravens’ receiver with him as he fell. The call gave the Ravens a first down when it would have been a punt instead.
Other than that, Skrine looked improved for a second week in-a-row. He deflected two passes and made two nice open field tackles.
T.J. Ward: C+
Ward didn’t make a huge impact in this game and recorded just three solo tackles and was only in on those three. His best play came on a goal-line stuff of Ray Rice.
Usama Young: B-
When asked to, Young provided good pressure from the edges on safety blitzes. He also recorded a sack after John Hughes blew up the middle of the Ravens’ o-line and flushed Flacco. Couple that with another tackle for a loss and he was used more effectively than T.J. Ward in the traditional strong safety role.
Tashaun Gipson: C
Gipson played well, again, in his second game of action after the team decided to make Eric Hagg inactive for a second consecutive week. He was aggressive and stepped up into the defense to make a couple hits.
However, Torrey Smith easily scored on a touchdown across the middle of the field in what looked like busted zone coverage by the rookie.