One of the most shocking losses of Week 12 came in Jacksonville, where the Ravens blew a two-score lead in the final six minutes of a 28-27 loss to the Jaguars. Blowing huge leads in the fourth quarter has become all too comoon for this squad.
However, the main topic of this game came with what happened on social media between Lamar Jackson and a fan. Following the game, an NFL fan took to Twitter and called for the Ravens to let Lamar Jackson leave at the end of the season, and the quarterback did not take kindly to that.
The fan wrote that the Ravens should “Let Lamar walk and spend that money on a well rounded team.” Jackson told the fan to “STFU” while also including a vulgar NSFW insult that advised him to eat penis.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday that he talked to Jackson about the situation while adding he encouraged all of his players to stay off social media after games.
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“I just talk to these guys, we talk a lot about football, but we also talk a little about that stuff, too, what goes on in terms of media and everything,” Harbaugh said, via NFL.com. “Really just beg guys not to get into the Twitter world right after the game, especially after a loss. It’s never going to be positive, it’s not going to be a nice place.”
“I think that’s kind of reflected in Lamar’s response because what he said was just so out of character for him. That’s not the way he speaks. That’s not the way he talks. That’s not the words he ever uses,” Harbaugh said. “I’ve never heard him say things like that before. … I’m sure he’s frustrated, just like we all are. That’s just a place you don’t want to live right after a game. I know he understands that.”
Harbaugh has been Jackson’s head coach for the 25-year-old’s entire career, since he was drafted in 2018. He knows the type of person Jackson is and it wasn’t the person displayed in the tweet.
“Lamar Jackson, you’ve been around him. He’s got one of the biggest hearts of anybody I know. You all have seen him. The way he treats people. The way he treats kids. The way he treats the media.” Harbaugh said. “He’s also one of the biggest competitors I’ve ever met. So those kind of conversations, he takes very seriously. So he gets trapped sometimes by someone that’s baiting him just a little bit, and you can’t live there. It’s not important. I think that’s not a place he wants to be in, and certainly not the things he wants to say.”
The Ravens fan was clearly frustrated with an offense that has scored just one offensive touchdown in the past six quarters. That fan may want Jackson gone, but it is unlikely to happen. Even though he’s in the final year of his rookie deal, there’s almost a zero percent chance that Jackson will end up hitting free agency.
Jackson did still manage to total 343 yards of offense with 254 of that coming through the air and 89 on the ground. The defense has just been blowing a ton of leads which is the sole reason why the team doesn’t have a better record than 7-4.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.