You can film Lamar Jackson, but don’t dare try if he’s doing a real play.
One day after ESPN’s Jamison Hensley claimed the Ravens wouldn’t allow media members to see Jackson filming when he throws the ball, the team took offense at the notion that the media shouldn’t film their much-criticized QB Lamar Jackson franchise.
The team said their team game recording policy has not changed and media can actually film individual players.
“The reason is that you are not us,” Harbaugh told reporters on Thursday. “We allow our internal employees to do this because we trust them. We know what they will and will not publish. We open a can of worms with you and say: ‘You can film that, but not that’, then we have to spend all our time monitoring whether you pushed it over the line or not and showed a two-man route combination or Have shown an entire game that we don’t want our opponent to see. So why are we going to try to monitor the media when they are not working with us and for us? Precisely because we have valuable information.
“If it were just the one-man route you offer it wouldn’t be a problem, but it never stays there.” It never is. The envelope is always postponed, the track is always slippery and then things come out that we don’t want to get out and that our opponents shouldn’t see, or even that the personnel evaluators see about our players in practice that we don’t see. You don’t have to see it. So it’s a competitive-like problem. We can control our people; We can’t control you over what you spend. ”
Earlier this month, the Ravens posted a video on Twitter showing Jackson throwing Sammy Watkins down a shaky pass. The clip annoyed a number of Ravens fans who were hoping Jackson would solve his off-season throwing problems. The particular throw was certainly not what they were hoping for.
Despite a successful start to his NFL career, Jackson has received a lot of criticism for his throwing skills in his first three seasons in the league. The 2019 MVP has been constantly striving to meet goals in the field.
Despite the concerns, Jackson had an impressive mini-camp performance this week. The Baltimore Sun estimated that Jackson did 75 percent of his passes during the 11v11 drills on Wednesday. “He had an excellent day today,” Harbaugh told reporters. “I think I saw him work so hard on this with other guys throughout the program. We’ll know exactly when the games start, but I think as a coach you look for it every day and we’ve seen it every day.
Jackson has some new guns to throw at Watkins and Rookie Rashod Bateman, who could take something from his running game. However, fans will have to wait a little longer to see if Jackson can throw the ball effectively for them.
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