John Harbaugh: Lamar Jackson has to tighten up his game

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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson turned the ball over four times in last Sunday’s loss to the Steelers and that outing continued a season that’s seen Jackson’s numbers drop across the board from his MVP season in 2019.

He’ll try for better results against the Colts this weekend and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh identified how he believes Jackson could get them during a Friday press conference.

“He still has a lot to learn, but the great thing about Lamar is he recognizes that,” Harbaugh said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “He understands that people are making him the focus. He has got to find a way to tighten up his game and beat those things with precision and accuracy and his mind. They’re doing everything they can with a lot of smart and talented people to stop Lamar Jackson the week that they play him.”

Harbaugh also noted that “there are 10 other guys out there” who can help the offense turn in stronger performances than they’ve had in recent weeks. Jackson is going to remain front and center in their offensive plans, though, and he’ll need to be sharper for the Ravens to get where they want to go.

7 responses to “John Harbaugh: Lamar Jackson has to tighten up his game

  1. He is still very young, but he is definitely struggling this season. Ravens need to adjust the offense back to what he can do and not expect him to make great strides as a pocket passer this season. It will be very interesting to see where he is in two years at which point the Ravens will have a big decision to make.

  2. He still has a lot to learn, but the great thing about Lamar is he recognizes that,” Harbaugh said,

    It’s great that he recognizes that but what about fixing it. That Mr. Horrible is another story.

  3. The Baltimore Murdering Black Birds mortgaged Lame’s career in order to exploit his gimmick tendencies without having him develop as a QB. Now that Lame needs to become a QB instead of a running back in a QB Halloween costume, he may never be able to adjust. He now has several year’s of tendencies that have to be unlearned. And he seems to go into automatic selfish mode at times forgetting he has other players on the offense. This guy is one injury away from being someone’s third stringer.

  4. Jackson is what you get with a running back who plays QB. Against teams with poor defenses, Jackson rips them up on the ground. But when the defense can force him to throw, he’s exposed–EVERY TIME.

    Worst “MVP” choice ever.

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