Report card

November 02, 1998|By Mike Preston

Running backs

Roosevelt Potts was having an outstanding game, but again was taken out of the offense when the team fell behind. Priest Holmes was not a factor, used more as a decoy on the outside as a receiver in a one-back set. -- C-


Jim Harbaugh was excellent, and his teammates should play with as much fire. He was superb improvising and threw some outstanding timing patterns. -- A


Eric Green fumbled twice, which led to two Jaguars touchdowns in the first half. Rookie Patrick Johnson dropped a critical third-down pass. Michael Jackson dropped a long pass and made lackadaisical efforts to get open when Harbaugh was scrambling in the pocket. -- F

Offensive linemen

The unit did a good job of run and pass protecting in the first half, but the linemen got called for a couple of holding penalties in the second half, the result of the defensive linemen coming hard because the Ravens had to throw the ball. -- C

Defensive linemen

The Ravens can stop Jacksonville's rushing attack, but the Jaguars soften them up with the pass. Ends Michael McCrary and Rob Burnett got very little pressure on quarterback Mark Brunell. -- C


Middle linebacker Ray Lewis was slow getting to the ball most of the day; this was not one of his best efforts. The Ravens' most maligned linebacker, Jamie Sharper on the weak side, had six tackles. -- C-

Defensive backs

Cornerback DeRon Jenkins is in a funk when he plays the Jaguars and rookie Duane Starks is getting on-the-job training every week. Woodson showed he has lost a step when he couldn't run down Fred Taylor on the 78-yard touchdown catch. -- F

Special teams

If coach Ted Marchibroda isn't fired, then how about the special teams coach? This group has given up a touchdown every way imagineable this season. -- F

Pub Date: 11/02/98

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