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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 Baltimore Ravens' headcoach John Harbaugh thinks the idea that star QB Lamar Jackson can be 'figured out' is like "whistling in a graveyard."
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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.

"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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