Calais Campbell thinks Ravens are perfect spot for Yannick Ngakoue

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Defensive lineman Calais Campbell knows defensive end Yannick Ngakoue from their time together in Jacksonville and he knows the Ravens since coming to the team in an offseason trade this year.

Campbell thinks the two sides are made for each other. Ngakoue became Campbell’s teammate again when the Vikings traded him to Baltimore last week and Campbell said on Monday that “this place is perfect for him.”

“I hope this really works out for him here and he can be a long-time Raven, because this place, it really is special,” Campbell said, via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun. “He’s probably one of the hardest-working people I’ve ever met. He watches a lot of tape. He’s always first in line, running sprints as hard as he can, gets to the ball. When they say, ‘Lead the league in effort,’ he’s definitely going to be an effort guy. You see it when you watch his tape; he’s a high-motor guy. The coaching staff here, the organization, they’re going to allow him to be himself and to flourish. So I feel like this is going to be a great place for him. I’m really excited for him.”

Ngakoue is expected to be on the practice field Wednesday and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said they will “just plug him in” to the defense when that happens. He’ll then try to add to the five sacks he picked up in Minnesota when the Ravens face the undefeated Steelers on Sunday.

5 responses to “Calais Campbell thinks Ravens are perfect spot for Yannick Ngakoue

  1. Ngakoue hired the worst agent in sports and lost about 17 million dollars in the process. He is now being passed around the league like a roach at a college party. Ngakoue is decent when he has other stars on the line can free him up, but he is a massive liability against the run. Ngakoue is a servicable rotational guy but nowhere near the 20m a year guy he has wrongly been told he is.

  2. Until he whines about money and forces his way out when he pouts because he doesn’t get his way. There’s a reason Minnesota ate their lunch with him.

  3. Cant really judge him off 5 games with no preseason or offseason and no talent around him, was a weird trade to begin with as they couldnt afford him to resign him next year and Spielman got played for taking a 3rd while giving up a 2nd. Guy has a great motor and wicked swipe for the ball when sacking the QB though. Good luck in Baltimore, however your name is pronounced.

  4. robigd said:

    Ngakoue hired the worst agent in sports and lost about 17 million dollars in the process. He is now being passed around the league like a roach at a college party. Ngakoue is decent when he has other stars on the line can free him up, but he is a massive liability against the run. Ngakoue is a servicable rotational guy but nowhere near the 20m a year guy he has wrongly been told he is

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    If you’re referring to his 2017 season being the peak of his career to date, you do realize that he and Calais Campbell had led the Jaguars in QB sacks that season, right? Partnering those two again would, at least on paper, open the door for that level of production again, wouldn’t it?

  5. Let’s face it, he’s a ten-game rental. No way are they going to give him half of what he thinks he deserves. Ngakoue has turned into a hot potato because of his demands.

    Now that he’s playing with Campbell that should help. He was only successful in Jax because Campbell demanded so much attention. In Minnesota he was underwhelming. The Ravens could get a highly-motivated (i.e., looking for a big contract) Ngakoue which may make the 3rd round pick worth a rest-of-the-year rental.

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