John Harbaugh: Marquise Brown “has a ways to go”

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Ravens first-round pick Marquise Brown returned to practice after recovering from foot surgery a little over a week ago and he checked off another box during Monday’s practice.

The Ravens shared the practice field with the Eagles, which meant Brown was working against defenders from another team for the first time in his professional career. Head coach John Harbaugh said after the session that the wideout looked like a player who was finding his way through a new experience.

“He basically practiced for the first time in a more aggressive setting, so I saw a guy that was practicing for the first time,” Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun. “He just needs to get accustomed to it. It’s all new for him — the speed of it, the thinking, the lining up, running the right route. He has a ways to go with all of that. I’m confident he’ll get there, and we’ll know what to do to use him, how to use him early in the season. But it’s just great work for him.”

The Ravens play the Eagles in a game on Thursday and that could be an opportunity for Brown to experience another first that helps him make the adjustments that Harbaugh is looking for the rookie to make this year.

9 responses to “John Harbaugh: Marquise Brown “has a ways to go”

  1. There were so many better players available when we took Brown in the first round of the draft. It kills me. Breshad Perriman 2.0.

  2. What Brown needs to get accustomed to is the fact that he has a RB playing QB and he’s not going to see the touches he did @ OU with Mayfield or Murray running the show on offense.

  3. Why can’t the Ravens draft good receivers? Two times in a row that they drafted a wide receiver number one, when the season came they were still nursing an injury from college. Why would they draft an injured player number one? The last number one had an injury that is difficult to rehab and Perriman was out the whole season after he was drafted. You would think that after their history of wide receiver flops, they would steer clear of guys that sustained a major injury. When Torrey Smith is the best you’ve done in 20 years, you would think that they would be extra careful.

  4. Is anyone surprised? He’s a rookie that’s barely practiced so this isn’t really news. The Ravens for the first time ever have the luxury of some wide receiver depth with veterans Snead and Moore, 2nd-year man Jaleel Scott, and fellow rookies Miles Boykin and Antoine Wesley all looking good so far. They’d be smart to ease him in not only as he continues to heal his foot but also from a playbook and chemistry perspective.

  5. @ dcapettini
    The difference between BP and Hollywood, is that Hollywood can run routes and catch. BP was known to have issues with both before the Ravens drafted him.

  6. The Ravens board was great as was their selections. My only problem would have been dragging a plug and play center or guard. This offense,including Brown, is going to show off and ball like no other Ravens “O” before. That along with a stout “D” and you should be thinking about the Big One. All this nonsense about LJ needs to stop. He is going to be a perrinial Pro-bowler when it’s all said and done. Unlike last uear LJ is surrounded with people that can catch

  7. The Ravens board was great as was their selections. My only problem would have been dragging a plug and play center or guard. This offense,including Brown, is going to show off and ball like no other Ravens “O” before. That along with a stout “D” and you should be thinking about the Big One. LJ is a “Baller”, you’ll see.

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