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Ravens like what they’ve seen from Timmy Jernigan

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The Ravens have already lost two defensive linemen for the season and Terrence Cody remains on the PUP list after hip surgery, leaving playing time for the taking for the players currently practicing in camp.

It sounds like second-round pick Timmy Jernigan is making a serious bid to earn a fair amount of it. Jernigan has proven to be a good fit on the Ravens defensive line, using his size and speed to make plays in the backfield since he started practicing with the team this spring. Defensive coordinator Dean Pees said that 49ers coaches raved about Jernigan when the two teams were practicing together and he shares their positive read on the rookie’s skills.

“Quick, explosive, everything we saw on film, a good draft pick,” Pees said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I really like him. I think he’s practicing really hard. I’m real pleased with where he’s coming, learning every day about the system. It’s a little different than what he did at Florida State. Very active.”

Haloti Ngata, Brandon Williams and Chris Canty look like the first three up front for the Ravens this year, but it figures to be a fluid situation as the season unfolds. If Jernigan continues to show an ability to help the team in a variety of ways, he should see his playing time climb steadily on a defense that’s remaking itself after winning the Super Bowl two years ago.

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27 Responses to “Ravens like what they’ve seen from Timmy Jernigan”
  1. thebirdsareback says: Aug 15, 2014 11:16 AM

    Total beast, total steal, should of been a mid 1st rounder. Wiz of oz strikes again. It burns don’t it!!!

  2. guitarkevin says: Aug 15, 2014 11:26 AM

    Play Like A Raven!

  3. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 15, 2014 11:27 AM

    I doubt Timmy Jernigan likes what he’s seen from the Ravens.

  4. clipper522 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:31 AM

    This D-Line will be the NFL’s best this season. Jernigan should help take some pressure off of Ngata to keep him healthier for a whole season.

  5. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 15, 2014 11:35 AM

    Scary thought Ravens already retooling their D with Timmy and CJ. Top 5 defense in 2014

  6. ariani1985 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:36 AM

    A good QB away from a serious playoff run!

  7. ahostiletakeover says: Aug 15, 2014 12:00 PM

    This kid already has the infamous swim move perfected. In another year or two, he could be one of the best pass rushers on the defensive lines in the league.

  8. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 15, 2014 12:03 PM

    He was in such poor shape in the national championship game that he was forced to stand on the sideline and suck wind during some of the most critical parts of the game. This says a lot about his commitment to the game and his conditioning. Once this guy gets a little money in his pocket that’s only going to get worse. Prepare for him to be a bust Ravens fans.

  9. ravens2xworldchamps says: Aug 15, 2014 12:12 PM

    Jernigan will take cantys spot

  10. hakunamangata says: Aug 15, 2014 12:19 PM

    A good QB away from a serious playoff run!

    Yeah if only we could get a super bowl MVP to play QB.

    Oh wait….

  11. Love and Warrick Dunn says: Aug 15, 2014 12:20 PM

    “johnelwayishorsefaced says: Aug 15, 2014 12:03 PM

    He was in such poor shape in the national championship game that he was forced to stand on the sideline”

    Sorry to see how misinformed that you are. He had the flu. If you watched even a portion of his career at FSU, then you would know that not only was he FSU’s most talented lineman, but extremely hard working.

    So, readers, you can take the word of this guy above, or (2) separate NFL coaching staffs, who rave about the guy, who was a huge factor in a resurgent team that won a National Championship, even playing through illness. Your call.

  12. swagger52 says: Aug 15, 2014 12:29 PM

    Don’t forget CJ Mosely the Raven’s first round pick. Please note both of those picks were chosen after the Steelers first choice. Steeler fans will have to live with that for years.

    I am smiling right now.

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 15, 2014 12:35 PM

    I was surprised Jernigan didn’t go in the first round based on video I saw of him at FSU. It must have been because of a urine test at the combine that caused him to go later. He is going to fit in good with the Ravens defense.

  14. twoticketstoparadise20 says: Aug 15, 2014 12:55 PM

    Along with having the flu, he was “sucking wind” on the sideline because he had singlehandedly shut down auburn’s rushing attack to allow FSU to get back into the game. They couldn’t afford to rest or rotate him because they couldn’t stop auburn with him out. Eventually he did gas out but by then FSU at least had a chance to win, thanks to his play. The ravens should be able to keep him a little fresher than that I would think, plus again, he was recovering from the flu.

  15. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 15, 2014 1:04 PM

    DeCastro will having the coaches singing a different tune about Timmy.

  16. baltimorons says: Aug 15, 2014 1:05 PM

    Yah he’s going to be the best player ever. Lol. Idiots.

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 15, 2014 1:35 PM

    Jernigan FROMMM?

  18. dumbaseinstien says: Aug 15, 2014 2:11 PM

    “after winning the Super Bowl two years ago”

    It was Ref game manipulation that made that happen, not the stinky Raven’s D.

  19. mswravens says: Aug 15, 2014 2:34 PM

    It is an interesting fact…Steelers chose 2 slots in front of the Ravens and both teams took 2 defenders in rounds 1 & 2: Shazier & Tuitt to the Steelers…Moseley & Jernigan to the Ravens…can’t wait to see how that turns out between them!

  20. Bull Rush says: Aug 15, 2014 3:34 PM

    High praise for this guy. I’m excited but it all changes when teams are doing it with all first string players for real. I think he’ll be fine and excel in time but he’s going up against bigger, more athletic monsters in the trenches. Especially in the AFCN.

  21. Bull Rush says: Aug 15, 2014 3:38 PM

    dumbaseinstien says: Aug 15, 2014 2:11 PM

    “after winning the Super Bowl two years ago”

    It was Ref game manipulation that made that happen, not the stinky Raven’s D.

    ~~~

    Or, I dunno, maybe the 34 points Ravens put on the score board might have had something to do with it too instead of a referee conspiracy theory. Do you wear aluminum hats to avoid the government spying on your brain?

  22. realfootballfan says: Aug 15, 2014 6:36 PM

    Guy’s a S.T.T.D. He was the one player that when he committed to FSU, I knew the program was back.

  23. scoobies05 says: Aug 15, 2014 7:57 PM

    ravens current qb is the only super bowl mvp in the afcn. and he will be pushing decastro 10 yards into the backfield without breaking a sweat

  24. bbbbwindows says: Aug 15, 2014 8:29 PM

    Jernigan, Williams, Ngata, Suggs Mosely, Smith and Upshaw will be the best NFL front seven in 2014. Add in Dumervil and McPhee along with Canty and Tyson and now we have a wicked pass rush with great depth. EASILY the best in the AFC North.
    Kubiak’s offense with the best offensive line in the AFC get’s us back to the AFC CH Game against Denver.

  25. jmblosser82 says: Aug 16, 2014 5:10 PM

    Bull Rush, the refs missed a plain as day defensive PI. If they made the correct call the 9ers still wasn’t guaranteed the win tho.

  26. jmblosser82 says: Aug 16, 2014 5:12 PM

    Scoobs, Ben could’ve just as easily been the SB MVP as Boldin or Jones. Wilson played as good if not better than Flacco and didn’t get the MVP.

  27. jimmyjames65 says: Aug 17, 2014 3:01 PM

    Upshaw slimmed down. He looks quicker. With two D-lineman down. Jernigan should get a chance to start.

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