Apart from Nelson, lack of aggressivity was often reproached to English Admirals : Beachy Head 1690, Toulon 1744, Minorca 1756, Ushant 1778, Chesapeake 1781, Parker at Copenhagen 1801, Finisterre 1805.
Beside the personal quality of the Admiral, the main problem was the will and ability of his subordinates to keep their position and engage in close combat.
Symmetrically, bailli de Suffren often complained about the incompetency of some of his captains (sending some home), who left their colleagues bore the brunt of the battle.
The misfortune of Admiral Byng was to lose very early in the war, immediately provoking the loss of the only possession of GB east of Gibraltar, and to be a pawn in the struggle for Prime Ministry, won by Pitt.
Chesapeake, which provoked the capitulation of the army and the loss of a whole mainland, had no consequence for Graves.