Ravens QB coach: Ball coming out cleaner for Lamar Jackson

AP

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson might have been the last to know that the team is installing an entirely new offense this offseason, but the focus of his efforts to improve on his rookie season was clear before that revelation.

Jackson has to become a more effective thrower after helping Baltimore to the playoffs with his running skills last year. Jackson remained in the thick of that process while at organized team activities last month and it will certainly continue into training camp this summer.

Quarterbacks coach James Urban has seen growth on the mechanical front with the offseason program wrapping up this week.

“You’re always chasing consistency,” Urban said, via Dan Graziano of ESPN.com. “Consistency in terms of throwing accurately, the mechanics involved, repeating the motion. They certainly haven’t been eliminated, but there are much fewer, ‘Where-did-that-come-froms’ this year when we watch him practice. It looks better in many ways. The ball comes out cleaner, the timing looks better.”

Getting Jackson to a point where you’re never asking where a particular throw came from would be a big feather in Urban’s coaching cap and a big plus for a Ravens team that went all-in on the 2018 first-round pick this year.

16 responses to “Ravens QB coach: Ball coming out cleaner for Lamar Jackson

  1. I hope he gets better and has great success. Anytime a person faces up to their shortcomings and works to overcome them is a positive thing and a great example for the rest of us,and especially young folks. Considering the highest profile example of of doubling down on ignorance and stupidity, we need all the help we can get…

  2. He has a cannon for an arm and is a gifted runner, he needs to run less but he obviously is durable enough that he was available for every game this past year. If he can become a more competent passer and the offensive coordinator can cater to his skillset and not ask him to be someone he isn’t the Ravens might be alright.

  3. “He has a cannon for an arm and is a gifted runner, he needs to run less but he obviously is durable enough that he was available for every game this past year. If he can become a more competent passer and the offensive coordinator can cater to his skillset and not ask him to be someone he isn’t the Ravens might be alright.”

    That’s a few big IFs right there, particularly the “become a more competent passer” if.

  4. I noticed a Steeler fan made a comment. What is the matter? Do you still have the taste of salty tears in your mouth after not making the playoffs last year?

  5. Lamar against the 2018 Cincinnati Bengals 32nd ranked DEFENSE:

    150 yards

    0 td – 1 int

    THAT SAID: LJIII had 119 rushing yards

  6. Lamar is a rare talent and a natural leader. When he has the ball in his hands, it is magical. When he was in Louisville, he was not asked to be a pocket passer. His play-making ability earned him a a Heisman. He is so fast, can make a whole defense miss, and can score in a NY minute. Now, that the Ravens staff is working with him on his mechanics, throwing motions and reads, you better watch out. If he comes out throwing, the defense will have to pick its poison. Triple threat quarterback is a lethal weapon. I am excited to see how he does this year. He will definitely silence a lot of doubters. Go Ravens!

  7. It’s obvious that Lamar is an electric player on the field. Well, maybe not to the haters. And everyone knows about his strong work ethic. If he puts together a good passing attack with his already proven running attack, he is going to give defenses and their coordinators nightmares. And as fans we are going to have a lot of fun watching this offense.

    I’m rooting for you Lamar. Go RAVENS!

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