In previous years, Ravens special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg’s weekly availability with the media was either concise or brimming with flattery. This fall, however, Rosburg’s sessions have been longer and filled with more pointed questions.
The contrast has accompanied a season in which a usually excellent unit has appeared more pedestrian. After ranking in the top five in special teams by analytics website Football Outsiders in each of the past six years, the Ravens currently sit at No. 15 – their lowest ranking since finishing 2011 at No. 30.
Never one to mince words, Rosburg acknowledged the special teams’ substandard performances.
“Right now, we’re performing...