Lamar Jackson working with private coach in Florida

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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is throwing in Florida with a private quarterbacks coach, working with some of his receivers.

“A number of the receivers have gone down to work with him,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “He’s got other receivers, other places — I don’t know who they are — but he’s been throwing regularly, and I think he’ll ramp that up even more as he gets closer.”

The Ravens no longer have Michael Crabtree and John Brown catching passes. They also have a new offense, with offensive coordinator Greg Roman building it around Jackson.

They need Jackson to become better as a passer.

Despite going 6-1 as a starter in the regular season as a rookie, Jackson threw for only 1,201 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions. His season best was only 204 yards in Week 16.

“The most important step is all of it. It’s everything,” Harbaugh said. “A quarterback can’t just focus on one thing. We’ve got to work on everything at the same time. I think the bottom line is we have an offense that we’re building. We’re building it around Lamar, but we’re also building it around all of our guys. We’re building the offense that we want to run, and we’re building it from the ground up – nuts and bolts, scratch. And I think we’re building it really, really well in a way that’s going to allow us to do a lot of different things, be in a lot of different worlds. That’s what we want to try to do, because we think that best suits him and the team we’re going to put together. It’s going to be truly a team offense. We’ve got to install that. He’s got to learn it. He’s got to be the operator of it, and we have to make sure that we get him really good at doing that with this offense.”

18 responses to “Lamar Jackson working with private coach in Florida

  1. I have a feeling this isn’t gonna go well. I think the Ravens + Jackson are kind of like the Broncos + Tebow. The rest of the team played well enough to mask the QB deficiency, and the coaching staff of the Ravens did enough to help minimize Jackson’s true impact on the game outside of being a running back that took the snap. The Chargers shut it down, and I think more people got Jackson’s style of play down now, and its not gonna go well unless he can truly morph his game and become a more competent passer. Good luck to him, though!

  2. Every time I turned the Sunday Ticket to the Ravens game, Lil’ Hands LaMar was running for his life AND fumbling. It’s going to be simply delicious watching him this year. Thanks John. Cheers!

  3. The Ravens have completely hitched their wagon to Jackson. I think by October they’ll be sorry they traded away Jumpball Joe.

  4. “Despite going 6-1 as a starter in the regular season as a rookie, Jackson threw for only 1,201 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions. ”

    6 TDs in 7 games? That’s Teddy Bridgewater territory!

  5. Not the first time a unique offense has surprised the NFL. Now it is on film and defensive coordinators have time to catch up. He’s going to have to throw the ball and read defenses to make it. Last year he wasn’t asked to do much of either.

  6. Hopefully it’s a driving coach. And hopefully it’s someone different from who Demarius Thomas used. These millionaires need to get there heads out of their asses and drive normal so they can enjoy their money

  7. I wonder if the Ravens would have been less committed to Jackson (and Harbaugh for that matter) if the Steelers hadn’t collapsed and given them the division. It’s similar to what happened in Washington with RG3.

  8. Dont need all your fingers to count how many completions he had last year that were outside the numbers and more than 20 yards downfield. He doesnt scare anyone as a passet.

  9. cjmcfootball says:
    March 27, 2019 at 3:33 pm
    I wonder if the Ravens would have been less committed to Jackson (and Harbaugh for that matter) if the Steelers hadn’t collapsed and given them the division. It’s similar to what happened in Washington with RG3

    It’s actually the opposite of what happened in WAS with RG3 lol

  10. Running QBs always do well in the NFL. Especially in their 2nd season.

    Just look at the success the following “dual” threat QB have: RGIII, Vince Young, Johnny Manziel, Tim Tebow, EJ Manual, Geno Smith, and Tyrod Taylor

  11. Those that ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
    Another way of saying this will be a failure of epic proportions.

  12. cbass43 ,

    EJ Manuel was a classic dropback passer from one of the more advanced college pro style offenses, so I don’t exactly know what your point is. We’ve also seen Deshaun Watson, Steve McNair, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, and others succeed. Maybe just maybe let the Ravens do their thing with him before you jump to conclusions. He did what they asked of him last year, and they weren’t on course to make the playoffs before he started playing and they changed their offense midseason.

  13. Let’s not forget Micahel Vick. Lamar had to run the plays the coaches assigned to him, he wanted to pass more but they saw it more beneficial to use his legs. Secondly, he never practiced or built a connection with the starting receivers.

    No one downing Josh Allen, Rosen, Darnold, all of whom he has better stats than and more wins. Folks may say “The defense did that”, well Joe had the same defense for the first 9 games and went 4-5 while he went 6-1. Buffalo also had the second-ranked defense and Josh Allen still lost. He has the same style of play as Jackson and his passer rating is less but they are touting him as a future great.

    So what he bobbled in the playoffs, he was the only rookie to get his team there and started to recover towards the end of the game. Pressure and the stage may have both been at play there.

    Can’t wait till he finally shut you hypocrites up as if 6-1, playoffs, and outcomes better than 3 out of the four QB’s drafted before him wasn’t good enough. Some folks would rather keep losing with Joe Flacco then have a semblance of hope with a black QB. Shame, give the man credit and a chance. Signing off.

  14. Mike Vick, Deshaun Watson, Steve McNair, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, all did when the offense was built around an athletic, mobile QB.

    Lamar did ok last year in an offense that was literally built for Joe Flacco. Those runs were mostly of his own creation. This year the offense will be different once again. It will supposedly be built “around Lamar.” We shall see.

    But it will be interesting to watch, however it ends up. Especially if the Ravens fully commit to it.

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