Baltimore Ravens quarterback Ravens Lamar Jackson struggled during his first three seasons in the preseason. The most dynamic moments of the first rookie were when he was on the run. However, the Ravens do not want Jackson to continue to hit big hits.
"Yes, that's not good," said offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg on Wednesday on ESPN.com. "It is so easy."
Mornhinweg added: "We prefer to go one step too early, one step late, as you can see, this is an ongoing process, part of which is experience, because he has to explore what he can get away with and what he does not in this league can. "
Jackson has rushed 72 yards on 17 attempts with a touchdown this preseason. He has not slipped on any run and turned a defender against the Colts on Monday night. The rookie has a veteran mentor on the list who knows the dangers of big hits and how they can change careers.
"What I try to tell him most of the time is that things happen faster in this league," Robert Griffin III said. "It's not that he can not run – he just has to be smart when he's running, he'll have to learn some things himself while he's out there and he works, I think he'll like it." fast, and he will still be the dynamic player he is. "
Hopefully, Jackson does not learn how to slip from RGIII, notoriously one of the worst QBs in gliding.
The problem with a dynamic playmaker like the Louisville product is using his legs and avoiding big punches He was to study Russell Wilson, who is constantly on the run, but rarely seems to make a brutal shot.
"Of course, he has to learn to throw in his pocket. To be able to play quarterback at some point in the National Football League, you have to fall behind and throw it, "said QB coach James Urban of Jackson." We're getting there, and he's improving dramatically.
"Taking on great natural abilities, you make your game, and then you take the punch, get what we can, get up and get out, slide, obviously, and dive in. There's protection in the National Football League the Quarterback, so we're aware of that, and we talked about it, he could hit a hit he should not, and then he'll learn. "
Hopefully, that hit does not ruin Jackson's career.