Rosenthal listed Jackson among his biggest surprises since Week 1.
"Even Jackson's biggest fans couldn't expect a revealing performance like Sunday's effort against Miami," Rosenthal writes. "The ridiculous game of the Ravens forced the Dolphins to miss safety near the line of scrimmage, and Jackson laid out that strategy with beautiful deep passes over the top of the defense. Yes, it was against the Dolphins. But Jackson was extremely accurate with short, intermediate and, most importantly, vertical throws.
"83-yards of sophomore Marquis Brown's 83-yards, Marc Andrews' 39-yards and Willie Snoad's 33-yards were all precision throws dropped in a bucket that would be impressive in 7-on-7 workouts, very less while playing with the NFL. Jackson had more passing sensors (5) than unfinished (3) or rushing attempts (3), a trend that cannot continue but that points to the ceiling of one of the most compelling players in the sport. "
While Jackson Deservedly Got In Most Titles Coming Out of Sunday's Game, Rosenthal writes that the Ravens game is also in great shape.
"It should not be lost in the Jackson fire show that Baltimore's first three starts went 49, 1
How Good Can Hollywood Be Brown? It didn't take long for a rookie, wide receiver, Hollywood Brown to unleash his star potential.
Although Brown lacks OTA after leg surgery and did not practice last Friday, the Jackson-Brown combination is definitely not running empty in Miami.
Brown's first two catches passed for a touchdown of 47 and 83 yards, with Brown becoming just the third player in NFL history to score a touchdown in his first two catches.
Aaron Cassinitz at Penn Live wrote that Brown's debut (four catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns) raises the question of how good the 25th overall pick from Oklahoma is.
"Extended stats show 147 yards Brown – most of all a receiver in his debut after 16 years, according to ESPN – was not sharp, "writes Kasinitz. "Brown gained an average of 11.3 yards after each catch, more than the average player would have earned according to NFL NextFen statistics. This was the best sign of any receiver for the first week.
Brown has thrown in four of his five goals (80 percent), a percentage that is ranked in the top half of the league, and NextGen Stats shows his average goals of 18.4 yards, the seventh-highest in the NFL on Sunday. Translation: Brown made impressive plays in deep levels. “