John Harbaugh may not name a starting QB this week

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Lamar Jackson helped the Ravens to another win on Sunday, which means the team is riding a two-game winning streak with the rookie running the offense.

Jackson ran 11 times this week after 27 carries in his first start as the Ravens made good on the promise to throw the ball more often this time around. Jackson was 14-of-25 for 178 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in the game and Ravens coach John Harbaugh was asked if the outing was enough for Jackson to continue starting even if Joe Flacco is healthy next week.

Harbaugh said he may not let anyone know what he is thinking before the Ravens take the field in Atlanta next weekend.

“I’m not going to get into any of that, for a lot of reasons,” Harbaugh said, via ESPN.com. “Whether the decision has been made or not, it’s not important for anybody to know but us. If I decide to do it one way or another, I don’t want our opponent to know. So, I’m probably not going to announce it for obvious reasons, just to make it tough for our opponent.”

Jackson, who also had a fumble that the Ravens recovered, said he doesn’t “feel I’ve done enough” to keep the job. Assuming Flacco is able to practice this week and keep the question open, it may be a while before we find out if Harbaugh agrees with the first-round pick.

14 responses to “John Harbaugh may not name a starting QB this week

  1. Kid almost threw away the game with his picks.

    If not for special teams and defense, would they even be in this game?

  2. If you wanna win put Joe in .. he gives you the best chance to win Lamar’s Time is next year he will be better with a full offseason to sharpen that funky throwing motion

  3. The difference isn’t Jackson. It’s because they got back to running the ball more, instead of throwing every play. It (1) keeps the opposing defense guessing; (2) allows your own defense to rest; and (3) keeps the clock moving.

  4. People in the comments don’t wanna give Lamar credit but before him they couldn’t run the ball with him they average 252 rushing yards a game not to mention his receivers let him down in this game Brown had a TD if he ain’t get shook never seen so much hate for a 21 year old rookie starting his 2nd game starting 2-0 if this was Allen,Rosen, and co it would be a different story

  5. Vastly better numbers than Josh Allen.

    The comments on the two articles are disturbing to say the least.

  6. James Marshall Simpson says:
    November 25, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    If you wanna win put Joe in .. he gives you the best chance to win Lamar’s Time is next year he will be better with a full offseason to sharpen that funky throwing motion
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    Totally agreed. My comment was going to be the same. He needs to work on his mechanics. Put him back in the oven and keep baking until next year. We’ve seen the raw materials he has and its exciting. Its just not time.

  7. 6allsohard6more says:
    November 26, 2018 at 12:59 am

    People in the comments don’t wanna give Lamar credit but before him they couldn’t run the ball with him they average 252 rushing yards a game not to mention his receivers let him down in this game Brown had a TD if he ain’t get shook never seen so much hate for a 21 year old rookie starting his 2nd game starting 2-0 if this was Allen,Rosen, and co it would be a different story

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    I will 100% give Lamar credit for playing two good games, that plus the north/south running of Edwards. However, what happens when they play a team who isn’t in the bottom of the league in run defense like Cinci and Oakland? Those teams will make them win in the air and I’m not sure Lamar can do that yet. He will, but not yet.

    At home the Ravens should have shredded the Raiders. Instead they made it competitive until the defensive score. They need to tighten up the defense and get the offense flowing if they want to hold onto the 6th seed.

  8. Luckily Lamar has had some time to run the offense for 2 complete games, so if Joe does start and they bring Lamar in as they have been doing all season, I can see Lamar doing some damage with his arm.
    Either way the Ravens are not in a bad spot.

  9. Lamar Jackson improves the Ravens running game because 1) he runs so well and 2) the threat of him running opens more lanes for the running backs. With an improved time-killing running game, the Ravens D gets more rest to enhance their effectiveness.

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