Baltimore Ravens: Asa Jackson Lost for the Season


The news broke on Monday night that cornerback Asa Jackson has been lost for the season. He tore his PCL in last week’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Baltimore Ravens secondary has been so depleted this season, that this news doesn’t even shock me. However, it will still be a big loss.

Jackson was slated to be the second cornerback behind Lardarius Webb after he returned to action in Week 14 for the first time in nine games. He also played really well in last week’s game against Jacksonville, recording a team-leading eight tackles and defending two passes.

Jackson is not the only cornerback that the Ravens have lost in the 2014 campaign. In the middle of the season, starting cornerback Jimmy Smith was ruled out for the year after undergoing foot surgery. He was off to a terrific start, so it was unfortunate to see him go down like that.

Recently-acquired Danny Gorrer was also lost for the season. He was actually performing pretty well back there until he suffered ligament damage to his knee. And just last week, rookie free safety Terrence Brooks was also lost for the season, though he hasn’t been contributing much either way.

The Ravens’ secondary was pretty awful when they were at full strength. With all these injuries coming upon them, one can only imagine how bad it is at this point.

The secondary should be thanking the front seven every hour of every day. If it weren’t for the group up front, which ranks third in the NFL in sacks, they would be having a much harder time. And that’s hard to say about the Ravens’ 30th ranked passing defense.

Baltimore currently holds a record of 9-5 and has sole possession of the 6th seed in the AFC. That record is not thanks to the secondary and something must be done about that group in the near future.