July 12, 2024

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 11: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens walks off the field after being defeated by the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Playoff game 28-12 at M&T Bank Stadium on January 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

It’s something noticed during OTAs and mandatory minicamp. The change has to do with Jackson getting to audible more often: “the Ravens are increasing his freedom at the line of scrimmage by challenging him to change plays, protections and even his cadence before the ball is snapped.”

Hensley saw how this change played out at camp: “With the Ravens defense regularly blitzing during minicamp, the coaching staff encouraged Jackson to keep an aggressive mindset, even if it results in a mistake.”

Jackson advocated for more latitude to alter the script prior to the play after the Ravens’ AFC Championship Game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson’s request was well received by the coaches, who are committed to providing him all the tools he needs to succeed.

Lamar Jackson Is Gaining More Authority Following the Chiefs’ Loss
The Ravens’ offence was reevaluated internally after their loss to the Chiefs at M&T Bank Stadium. Hensley described how quarterback Lamar Jackson and head coach “John Harbaugh sat down and got his thoughts on how to take the offence to the next level.” Jackson recommended increasing the number of audibles at the line of scrimmage.

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