Now comes the fun part... bashing the ratings.
As much fun as praising the ratings can be (example: 45 overall for Frank Walker last year was WAY TOO HIGH by about 44 overall), bashing them is a long standing tradition when people argue in favor of their players, whoever they are.
There is only one Raven's player rating I legitimately could not understand.
CB Lardarius Webb.
Like, what the hell, man. I could understand if you underrated him a little bit coming off of the ACL injury, but that isn't what they did, not at all.
His speed is about accurate (93) and his stamina is OK (88, which is again accurate, after he tired himself out on those many great kick returns last year). His other physical attributes remain good.
The problem? His 74 overall rating comes from a pathetic 45 awareness rating. Come on! The kid got much, much better as the season went on and was really playing fantastically before he went down with a torn ACL in week 15.
Word is that his rehab is going exceptionally, well, too.
I could understand if they'd reduced him across the board for coming off the injury. But 45 awareness? Come on, that's serious BS right there. I'm not saying it should be 90, but it should easily be in the low to mid 60s.