Lamar Jackson finishes scrimmage strong, after rough start

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On Saturday night, the Ravens returned to the scene of the sudden Saturday-night ending to their 2019 season, when they were upset by the Titans. Quarterback Lamar Jackson, defending league MVP and the face of the new Madden game that debuted this week, finished the scrimmage strong after a rocky start.

Via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, Jackson rebounded from an interception thrown to undrafted rookie Nigel Warrior with six completions on eight attempts and a pair of touchdowns.

Jackson finished 26 attempts, 14 connections, 160 yards, and two scores. One of the touchdowns came on a 40-yard throw to Marquise “Hollywood” Brown.

“We’re not all the way ready,” running back Mark Ingram said after the scrimmage, via Hensley. “We still have strides to go to be the team we want to be.”

The team they were a year ago won 14 of 16 regular-season games before falling flat in the divisional round of the playoffs. They start again two weeks from Sunday, at home against the Browns. Next comes a trip to Houston followed by a Monday night visit from the Chiefs.

Last year, early losses to the Chiefs and Browns left the Ravens at 2-2 through four games. They then won 12 in a row before falling to Tennessee.

11 responses to “Lamar Jackson finishes scrimmage strong, after rough start

  1. Lamar Jackson is not a quality NFL QB when throwing outside the hash marks. It’s either first read or instant check down with this guy. Liked him a lot in college but the Ravens hype train is a major turn off.

  2. The last time we saw Lamar Jackson play in a game he was only 22 years old. Look at all the early success he’s had. Wait until he actually learns how to play the game. With no pre-season warm up games, I’m not going to be disappointed if it takes a week to shake off some rust. We’re seeing some amazing young QB’s these days, and they’re all still growing up. Now we have Joe Burrow, and next year Trevor Lawrence. This is a great time to be an NFL fan.

  3. acemagee45 says:
    August 30, 2020 at 12:33 am
    Lamar Jackson is not a quality NFL QB when throwing outside the hash marks. It’s either first read or instant check down with this guy. Liked him a lot in college but the Ravens hype train is a major turn off.

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    When your Wonderlic is 11, you can’t process properly to sustain as a viable NFL QB. Vrabel exposed it last January.

  4. The Ravens should focus less on virtue signaling and more on playing football. No one cares about your opinion.

  5. deadinbed says:
    August 30, 2020 at 11:56 am
    How the hell is Lamar the defending NFL MVP? Didn’t Mahomes win that last year?

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    No. He didn’t.

  6. Lame – one of the best running backs in the NFL. Allowing him to play QB will guarantee the Baltimore franchise will be saddled with a slow brained fake QB who will try to win games forgetting he is part of a TEAM.

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