Ravens' John Harbaugh thinks Jackson critique misses point
The Ravens' coach was both amused and defiant as he spoke on critique of his star QB
The quarterback that everyone is talking about has the full backing of his coach
Ravens's coach Harbaugh doesn't understand the critique
John Harbaugh, headcoach of the Baltimore Ravens was left puzzled when asked his thoughts on the preseason narrative, that implied that this would be the season when the league would contain quarterback Lamar Jackson.
John Harbaugh on why the Ravens were able to come back from 19 points down for a 31-25 win over the Colts:— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) October 12, 2021
“First of all, we have Lamar Jackson. Next of all, we have a bunch of guys just like Lamar Jackson, with heart, spirit, soul, persistence and all the other things.” pic.twitter.com/4lH856RadJ
"If you're looking for your headline here, I think the people who make those statements are kind of whistling in the graveyard just a little bit," Harbaugh said on Monday. "It doesn't have any meaning. Anybody who knows X's and O's are rolling their eyes when they hear something like that."
Lamar Jackson by the numbers
The Ravens who now sit with a 5-1 record have witnessed some stunning performances by their quarterback. In fact, Jackson has been arguably one of the most prolific players in the league so far, as he is currently ranked sixth in the NFL in passing (1,686) and seventh in rushing (392). Most recently Jackson set a new NFL record on Sunday in a 34-6 win over the Los Angeles Chargers for most wins (35) under the age of 25.
Harbaugh: Teams approach us differently
Speaking on his star player and the team itself, Harbaugh indicated that he felt defenses in the league had a different approach to Jackson and the Ravens' offense, as compared with the ones employed against other teams.
"I don't think once somebody does something -- some X-and-O idea -- all of a sudden that's the answer," Harbaugh stated. "We've kind of been saying that for three years now. There is no answer. You've got to play well. You've got to execute. Whoever executes better and makes plays, really, in the end is going to win. It's less about figuring somebody out."
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