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#1 oldno82

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 05:58 PM

Well, that time of year has finally got here. Off another disappointing season and a long offseason, training camp 2018 starts when rookies and quarterbacks report Wednesday.
 
There are so many questions to be answered but now gradually we'll be able to see if:
 
this year's receivers are better than last year's, the offense has learned to make itself more of a threat with the passing game, whether the excitement level of the offense has improved, has the coaching got any better?
 
While we won't know the complete answers until the season gets underway, we can begin to have some conversations at last about what is happening on the field instead of rehashing the pitiful place this team has been stuck in.
 
I'm really interested to see how things start to pan out.
 
And let's hope we can keep the injury bug to a minimum.

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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:51 PM

Just hope that they can succeed. It is make or break for Joe Flacco. Drafting Lamar Jackson is a wake up call to the former MVP.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:07 PM

Yup. We'll see if he got the message.


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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:38 AM

1 I don't think he cares.  2 If he cares I don't think he can do much about it.


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I am better at this than my predecessor.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:41 PM

Injuries are my biggest concern with almost 2 months of camp/preseason time before opening day.

And will all this extra work leave them worn out and flat footed in December?

 

This roster has the most players that I know the least about....since forever. Who steps forward out of the pack will be exciting to see.

I want to see "Ravens." Not check cashers.


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“[Lamar] was amazing last year, and then they add in Mark Ingram,” Burleson said. “We forget how strong and angry of a runner he is. … [The Ravens] are just getting started. I think people assume that Lamar Jackson isn’t going to pass the ball this year, and I will tell you right now you are wrong. He’s going to light up the skies and torch the ground like he did last year.”

“Put on 20 pounds of muscle over the offseason,” Hurst said. “I’m kind of on a mission this year. I’ve got a lot to prove.”


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 01:52 AM

If the defense stays the same, special teams plays the same, and the offense improves, we'll be looking at a playoff team this year. One or two on the offense have to step up and make themselves known this year.


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#7 oldno82

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:19 PM

If the defense stays the same, special teams plays the same, and the offense improves, we'll be looking at a playoff team this year. One or two on the offense have to step up and make themselves known this year.

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Of course, any plan to solidify the passing game depends largely on how much Jackson improves as a passer in his second pro season. While he made some plays with his arm as a rookie, he wasn’t as consistently accurate as anyone wanted. He acknowledged to reporters earlier this month that he knew his mechanics needed work.

Jackson said he has been working on those mechanics and other aspects of his passing since February.





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