Last August, people around the NFL told ESPN: “This could be the year everyone figures out Lamar Jackson.”
OWINGS MILLS – The head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, John Harbaugh, doesn’t understand the preseason narrative that this would be the year the league was going to be able to crack the quarterback Lamar jackson.
“If you’re looking for something to make headlines here, I think the people making those statements are whistling in the cemetery,” he said. Harbaugh this Monday. “It has no meaning. Anyone who knows of X’s and O’s rolls their eyes when they hear something like that.”
In August, people around the NFL they said to ESPN: “This could be the year everyone deciphers Lamar jackson“.
By leading the Ravens to a 5-1 mark, Jackson has been one of the most explosive players in the league, ranking sixth in the NFL in passing yards (1,686) and seventh in rushing yards (392). In Sunday’s 34-6 win over Los Angeles Chargers, Jackson imposed a new brand of the NFL by most victories (35) before reaching 25 years of age.
Harbaugh said the defenses face Jackson and the offense of Baltimore differently from other teams. You seldom see the same schematic from a team that you have studied video of in the previous weeks.
“I don’t think that once someone does something – any idea of X and O – all of a sudden, that’s the solution,” he said. Harbaugh. “We’ve all been saying that for three years now. There’s no answer. You have to play well. You have to execute. Whoever executes the best and makes the plays, really, is the one who will win in the end. It’s less about figuring out someone.”