It appears rookie Lamar Jackson is making the right moves during the offseason and will be working with instructors who specialize in developing quarterbacks, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Friday.
Most Ravens fans hate Tom Brady and the entitled New England Patriots anyway, but they have other reasons for rooting for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. He is the embodiment of their hopes for Lamar Jackson.
"I vowed to myself and to my wife that we could not take a trip to Hawaii until after I went to the Pro Bowl," Ravens DT Brandon Williams said in a statement after being named a Pro Bowler for the first time. "Honey, pack your bags!”
There is a canonical list of clichés about how and why Ravens fans should be positive after this season. It was apparent during their Jan. 6th game, in which the team lost to the Los Angeles Chargers, that the supporters of the Purple and Black have become soured, cynical and ungrateful.
Lamar Jackson has long admired New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. "I want to bring the Super Bowl here," the young Raven said. "I want to be the [Tom] Brady [of Baltimore]. I want to be the Brady. Bring multiple, if I could."
At this time last year, Robert Griffin III was working out on his own, hoping to find his way back into the NFL. After a successful season as a Ravens reserve, the free agent could see himself settling in Baltimore as a backup and mentor to Lamar Jackson.
Backup quarterback and Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco said his absence from the second half of Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers was part of the plan, but is not sure what the future holds for him.
"So for the fact that you're a fair-weather fan that quickly, when things go rough, you turned your back on him. And that just got under my skin a little bit" — Jimmy Smith on Ravens fan reaction to Lamar Jackson
When the General Assembly reconvenes for the 90-day session on Wednesday, one of the matters it is expected to debate is sports gambling. Making sure Maryland’s casinos are keeping up with those in surrounding states ensures other gambling revenues for education don’t dry up.