‘It’s Ridiculous!’: Lamar Jackson Expresses Frustration Over Repeated Mistakes Against Miami Dolphins

Published 11/12/2021, 6:05 PM EST
Nov 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) stiff arms Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jaelan Phillips (15) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Lamar Jackson got furious at the offensive approach of the Baltimore Ravens during their Thursday night loss against the Miami Dolphins, who came up with back-to-back unprecedented blitzes owning the Ravens big time. The Dolphins had their objectives straight as they went all or nothing against the AFC North leaders.

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It was a rough night for the Ravens’ coaching staff and the offense as the unpredictable Cover Zero approach adopted by Brian Flores worked out, bringing the Ravens to their knees by the end of the game. The Ravens witnessed an astonishing defeat where they were unable to come back later in the game, something they have loved doing this season.

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Lamar Jackson disappointed with the loss

Lamar Jackson was one of the figures disappointed in the offensive approach of the team as they succumbed to the overpowering defensive structure of the Dolphins. Safeties Jevon Holland and Brandon Jones came after Jackson with 21 and 17 blitzes, respectively. According to Next Gen Stats, Holland and Jones blitzed more times than any DB in a game since 2016.

“I was hot,” Jackson said. “We weren’t scoring any points. We were putting our defense out there. They played a great game. The Dolphins had their great plays on offense, but I feel our defense played lights out, man. We just weren’t getting it done on offense. So that’s why I was mad. If you were on offense, you would be mad, too.”

It was the worst start by quarterback Lamar Jackson in his NFL career as the team scored just three points in the first three-quarters of the game. And he finished 26 of 43 attempts for 238 yards, with one touchdown, an interception and a 73.8 passer rating.

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During the first three stagnant quarters of the game for the Ravens, the quarterback produced just 111 passing yards making it a slow start for the team yet again. Although he did seem to catch the pace by the end of the game but it was too late for them to catch up.

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“Every week. It’s ridiculous,” Jackson said of the slow starts. “I don’t understand it either.” Although the Ravens head coach John Harbaugh took full responsibility for the team’s loss on Thursday Night Football. However, it’s up to Jackson to improve the productivity of the offense in the initial moments of the game.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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