There must be something up in the air when the Ravens play in prime time that turns rookie outfield back Odafe Oweh into a menace.
Throughout the season, Oweh has proven to be one of the biggest steals of the 2021 NFL Draft. During the The chaotic and chaotic Ravens win 16-10 at the Cleveland Browns On Sunday night, Ohh continued to advance his case for a Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Oeh constantly pressured quarterback Baker Mayfield because Brown’s offensive line didn’t have an answer for the 6-foot-5, 251-pound linebacker from Penn State.
With 3:17 left in the second quarter, Jarvis Landry, wide receiver for the Browns, grabbed a straight shot and tried to dodge away from the pressure, but Owe came from behind and digged Landry, forcing Landry on a stumble that Ravens linebacker Patrick Quinn reclaimed in the second year.
“As soon as I saw they were doing this weird Wildcat formation, I knew I had to get down on the ball,” said Oeh. “So, I quickly tried to hit my leg. Jarvis was scurrying my way, but as soon as he saw me, he sped off in the other direction, and that’s when I chased after him and saw the ball and stripped it.”
Ravens cornered Marlon Humphrey said earlier in the season that he doesn’t know much about Oweh because of his calm and reserved personality. But when Uwe steps into the field, Humphrey sees a monster unleashed.
“It was kinda crazy to see him [click] Humphrey said this transformation, which I think all the greats do. “He had a forced confusion today. I hope he puts in more plays, and is able to win Defensive Rookie of the Year.”
Brown was facing the second and 10th in the Ravens’ 30-yard line 53 seconds before the break when Uwe overpowered a right tackle and rammed into Mayfield, causing Brown’s signal call to lose the ball. Ue regained the confusion to prevent Brown from scoring before the end of the first half.
Oeh, who finished with two tackles, a sack and four quarterback presses, forced confusion in each of the Ravens’ home games in his three prime times. He forced the clutch to stumble late in the final quarter of their inaugural win at the Kansas City Chiefs, and during their win over the Indianapolis Colts, Ueh shook quarterback Carson Wentz, causing him to lose the football.
According to NextGen Stats, Oweh has five stress-induced turnovers, tying him with Trey Hendrickson of the Bengals and Markus Golden of the Cardinals for the most league count. It’s also the highest number of starters in a single season in the NextGen Stats era.
Sunday’s win was a wonderful victory for the Ravens’ passing rush as a whole. Linebacker Tyus Bowser received four tackles, a sack, and three quarterbacks and stopped David Njoku on the Browns’ tight end for fourth to take the win. Quinn made eight tackles, helping the Ravens slow down the league’s best quick-attack.
“The whole group is doing a great job,” said Ravens coach John Harbaugh. Tyus might be leading the way a bit. But Odafe, Justin [Houston]They are all doing a very good job.”
As much as Oweh’s performance was a testament to an impressive rookie season, the rookie is happier about the future of the Ravens’ defense.
“We are just starting to meet each other,” Awa said. “The crazy part is, it’s not the best we can play. We still miss people. We still clean up the little things, but as soon as we find out, the lights will go out. I’m so proud of the defense. I’m so proud of the way we played. I can’t wait for the future.” “.