Broncos vs. Ravens: Five things about Baltimore
By Tylor Walden
Watching the game last Thursday, I noticed that Baltimore is running a system where Joe Flacco will be on the field and then a few plays Lamar Jackson is on the field. Is there a reason behind this? Are the Ravens trying to get a look at what they have with Jackson?
This is driving us all crazy in Baltimore. Jackson is a backup quarterback. He’s the future, he’s not the present. This two quarterback nonsense needs to stop. It prevents Flacco from getting into his groove. It’s also a bad way to bring Jackson along.
The Ravens are just trying to throw in some tricks into the offense. It’s as if they watched the Super Bowl and desperately want their own Philly Special. The reason behind this is because Jackson is a great athlete that the defense has to account for. It’s a bad reason, but that’s what it is.
Jackson needs to develop as a passer. He isn’t there yet. There is no quarterback controversy because Jackson is a project. Jackson and Flacco are being good sports about this, but it isn’t fair to either quarterback.
I’m all for putting Jackson in as the quarterback in garbage time of a game, that gives him some actually experience to build off. This isn’t taking him seriously as a quarterback, and trick plays aren’t helping him get under center. For Flacco, it’s disrespectful.
Flacco is the quarterback. Let him do his job minus the nonsense. You’ll be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of Jackson than me, but I don’t want to see him on the field until he’s taking the job.