Ravens 2013 player season review
Sun reporters Jeff Zrebiec, Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel looked back at the 2013 season and assessed the performance of each player and some of the coaching staff.
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Pernell McPhee, rush linebacker( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun / November 24, 2013 )
GS: 0 | GP: 16 | Snaps: 397
Season in review: The third-year pro made the move from defensive end to the outside in the hope that he'd be able to use his pass-rushing skills more in space and the transition might allow him to stay healthier during the season. However, McPhee had a quiet season while backing up Terrell Suggs. He had just two sacks and 21 tackles though he was able to play in every game.
Stat that stands out: 3.5 ¿ The number of sacks that McPhee has had over the past two seasons after he had six in his rookie year.
Outlook for 2014 and beyond: McPhee looked like a potential Pro Bowl performer in his rookie season but partly because of injuries, he's been unable to build off that. He's still a valuable reserve who doesn't cost the Ravens all that much as a former fifth-round pick. Pass-rushing is a tough skill set to acquire, so McPhee should continue to have a role with the Ravens.