Calais Campbell: A lot of people are eating their words about Lamar Jackson

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The Ravens were down 25-9 with 12 minutes to play on Monday night, which meant they’d need a remarkable performance in order to pull out a win over the Colts.

They got one from quarterback Lamar Jackson. Jackson went 18-of-20 for 192 yards, three touchdowns, and two-point conversions as the Ravens came back for a 31-25 overtime win. Jackson finished the game 37-of-43 for 442 yards to become the first quarterback with more than 400 yards and a completion percentage above 85 percent in the same game.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh called it one of the greatest performances he’s ever seen and defensive lineman Calais Campbell things it’s cause for Jackson’s critics to rethink their feelings about his ability as a passer.

“Man, it’s special. He’s just scratching the surface on how good he can be,” Campbell said, via the team’s website. “I think he’s still 24 years old. I mean, this is crazy – what he’s capable of doing. I know he’s notorious for what he can do with his legs, and I feel like he got a lot of disrespect on his arm talent, and I think a lot of people are eating their words right now.”

Jackson is now fifth in the league in passing yards this season and eighth in rushing yards, which is a combination that has helped the Ravens pull off several last-minute wins during Baltimore’s 4-1 start to the season. They’ll host another 4-1 team in the Chargers in what will be a marquee matchup in Week Six.

28 responses to “Calais Campbell: A lot of people are eating their words about Lamar Jackson

  1. 37 of 43 with 442 yards. Managed to rush for over 60 yards as well.

    Someone will be here to explain how thats not that good.

  2. As a Florida Native I certainly root for Lamar Jackson, I just hope the Ravens don’t run him into the dirt like most players who’ve played for the Franchise..

  3. I like Lamar, but I think he has room to grow as a pocket QB. But, hard to argue with the results of this game. Good for him

  4. I’m not, he was playing against practice squad cornerbacks and a defense who went to prevent for the final quarter. All those yards and TDs and the Ravens still should have lost if kickers weren’t so terrible. The ravens are 3 freak plays at the end of games away from being 1-4.

  5. I’m a huge fan of Lamar. I think he’s an exceptional athlete, and a pretty good quarterback. But MAN, did he take it to another level last night or what?

  6. I honestly wonder how many people stayed up to watch it. Would love to see kickoff move an hour earlier.

  7. Steve says:
    October 12, 2021 at 8:36 am
    I’m not, he was playing against practice squad cornerbacks and a defense who went to prevent for the final quarter. All those yards and TDs and the Ravens still should have lost if kickers weren’t so terrible. The ravens are 3 freak plays at the end of games away from being 1-4.
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    Given the Ravens injuries, karma is what it is. 3 Freak plays from being 1- 4? How about one freak play from being 5-0?

    Hey. the Ravens are miles away. But given the injuries and back playing, you just can’t consistently win unless there is a good foundation…which they have.

  8. minime says:
    October 12, 2021 at 7:04 am
    Against the Colts.
    A bad team.
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    That’s funny. I watch games every weekend. There are plenty of bad teams. And pretty good QB’s around the league that play against them. Not sure I have seen many with 4TD’s, no pics, 440+ yds., and an 85% completion percentage.

    Yep, the Colts are a bad team. Lamar is just average at best, right? Lol!

  9. A guy who can’t throw just posted the highest completion percentage in a 400-yard game ever. I don’t care who or what defenses you’re playing against. These are all nfl players. Jackson is the real deal. Case for the Hall of Fame already made.

  10. The same people saying Lamar is not a quarterback are cowering in their rat holes – cheers!

  11. Anyone that says the Colts are a bad team are probably only looking at their record. Go look at their stats – offense and defense. You’ll see that are hardly a bad team. Wentz has been battling injuries all season but is finally getting healthy. They’ll be fighting for a playoff spot.

    – Ravens fan

  12. October 12, 2021 at 8:36 am
    Given the Ravens injuries, karma is what it is. 3 Freak plays from being 1- 4? How about one freak play from being 5-0?

    Hey. the Ravens are miles away. But given the injuries and back playing, you just can’t consistently win unless there is a good foundation…which they have.

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    Karma for what? Did the colts hurt your players? I don’t think you know what that word means. Also, your injuries all occurred early and allowed you to find quality free agents. Losing your 3 running backs and then signing 3 pro bowler running backs is not something to cry about.

    I like how your 1 freak play you’re referring to only occurred because of another freak play in the Ravens favor. Raven’s are the luckiest franchise in sports. Almost every win occurs due to a once in a decade type play.

  13. Steve says:
    October 12, 2021 at 11:11 am
    October 12, 2021 at 8:36 am
    Given the Ravens injuries, karma is what it is. 3 Freak plays from being 1- 4? How about one freak play from being 5-0?

    Hey. the Ravens are miles away. But given the injuries and back playing, you just can’t consistently win unless there is a good foundation…which they have.

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    Karma for what? Did the colts hurt your players? I don’t think you know what that word means. Also, your injuries all occurred early and allowed you to find quality free agents. Losing your 3 running backs and then signing 3 pro bowler running backs is not something to cry about.

    I like how your 1 freak play you’re referring to only occurred because of another freak play in the Ravens favor. Raven’s are the luckiest franchise in sports. Almost every win occurs due to a once in a decade type play.
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    Good teams with solid foundations make their own breaks. Luck? Isn’t funny that good teams have better luck than bad teams.

    Karma, is facing the injuries and just plugging in parts…the Karma is no matter the bad breaks they are still prevailing.

    Last, do you watch the game, ever? The 3 pro bowl RB’s? Let’s just say the bloom is off their rose. Maybe you hadn’t noticed that, but the rest of the league has.

    One in a decade play? Fumbles at the end of game? Missed kicks under pressure? Even kicks bouncing through the cross bars? They literally happen every year, sometimes every week.

    66 yard field goals from one of the game’s best kickers…that’s pure luck?

    Again, you don’t watch much football apparently. Maybe you watch soccer!

  14. The Ravens are smoke and mirrors and Lamar is the ultimate highlight machine QB who is also smoke and mirrors. Take Andrews out of the game, and Lamar reverts to the turnover-prone, inaccurate, playoff-losing QB that he is. Just look at the playoff losses, the loss to the awful Patriots team last season, this year’s loss to the Raiders… simple common denominator: take Andrews out. Bad defenses like the Colts can’t do it, and Lamar has a field day throwing 5-15 yard slants to Andrews which he then busts for another 10-15 yards. Good defenses scheme him out. I’m not saying it’s easy to remove a player like Andrews, but when you get to the playoffs, you don’t play against bad defenses which Lamar feasts on in the regular season. And we all know what happens to Lamar in the playoffs.

  15. Until the 4th quarter, the Colts had Jackson on lock. The whole stadium was in shock.

    All the starting CB’s were down and they were forced to start playing soft zone with 3rd and 4th string CBs

  16. RandallCunninghamWasARealQB

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    Every article about Lamar and here you are…Seriously what’s your beef with the guy? What has this kid done to make you so bitter? He’s 24 freaking years old and you act like since he didn’t with the Super Bowl every year he’s a dumpster fire. You honestly can’t respect a player who clearly works hard and improves each year? 5-10 yard slants…he leads the freaking league in average yards per attempt.

  17. For the 1000th time, I don’t dislike Lamar. It’s fun watching him. I dislike fans and the NFL media for shoving down our throats, at every chance you get, a false narrative that he is a truly great QB. He is not. Yes, he’s exciting to watch and he’s an incredible athlete. No, he’s not a good thrower. No, he’s not a QB that can win in the playoffs or content for a Super Bowl. I’d love for once for all of you to acknowledge that reality. But you don’t. And worse, you continue to make excuses for him when he does fail, blaming everyone else for his shortcomings. Which makes your chest-beating all the worse.

  18. So you let media and fans dictate how you feel about a player..got it, way to think for yourself. Just crazy how you can automatically state that he’ll never win in the playoffs, he’s in his 4th year. I guarantee there are QBs you like that didn’t set the world on fire in the playoffs coming out the gate, but figured it out. Why should anyone make such a blanket statement on a guy, who was a MVP, who has gotten better and continues to do and just says screw it you ain’t good enough. He deserves criticism like anyone else but this is a team sport and if you think Lamar was the only reason they lost those games you are straight lying. The reality is you have a narrative in your head you’ll never come off of bc you let others dictate how you feel and you clearly can’t be objective. Heaven forbid a player gets better at their craft and goes through the growing pains of being a starting franchise QB, but get bitter bc talking heads like to talk about him. Good work dude

  19. Go ahead and call the Colts a bad team if you want. All I know is that every team in the NFL plays their share of bad teams every year, but virtually *no one* has ever done the things that Lamar is doing. This kid is special!

  20. It is really funny to read people comment that Lamar fails in the playoffs. Not every team gets into the playoffs. Ravens have been there every year with LJ. Even the haters expect them to get there regularly.

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