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    Lamar Jackson named starting QB (Flacco will be backup)

    This was the right decision by Harbaugh. He would have looked foolish if he started Joe and they lose on Sunday. Lamar has done well enough and the team has played well with him at the helm. If he struggles they can always go to Joe. Hopefully Lamar stays healthy and shows gradual improvement week to week. If that is the case, bye bye Joe. Thanks for the Super Bowl win. I don't think that is quite a done deal though. If teams adjust to Lamar and he struggles these last three games, I think the Ravens bring Joe back giving Lamar more time to develop.
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    Adam Ottavino vs "The Babe"

    I had to chuckle at this one. 32 year old reliever Adam Ottavino says he would strike out Babe Ruth. He is probably right. https://www.yahoo.com/sports/reliever-adam-ottavino-says-strike-babe-ruth-every-time-152233997.html
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    Week 14 @ Kansas City

    Terrible may be a bit strong. I would say inconsistent and below average at the present time. My whole point is throwing is not his big attribute. Running is and he is very good at that if allowed to play with abandon. If they are going to limit that then I agree another QB should be in there Your 'terrible' comment seems to totally discount what Lamar brings to the running game. 200 yards of run offense per game is not going to happen with any other QB. Gus Edward's getting 100 yards by himself only happens because teams are confused by and have to account for Lamar.
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    Week 14 @ Kansas City

    I don't believe he is a future franchise quarterback unless he is willing to take a lot of risks that will ultimately result in a short career. What I have seen out of Lamar's passing game doe not give me confidence in his future as a pocket QB. So, it is not that the world is going to end. It's just that the NFL world will continue without Lamar in it, or he'll be a backup like RG3. I don't want to make it sound like I am totally down on Lamar. He has done a lot of good things including yesterday. In addition to the two TD passes and a couple of nice third down throws; he should get a lot of credit for going into a very hostile and cold weather environment, keeping his team in it and remaining composed. With him at the helm they almost pulled off a miracle victory. What I am trying to point out is that when Lamar tries to protect himself the Ravens offense looks more like the Flacco led slow and ineffective offense that had them on track for an 8-8 season at best. He is a play maker for sure, but his value lies with him as a constant running threat. If they want to limit that while in a playoff race then put in Flacco or RG3.
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    Week 14 @ Kansas City

    I didn't say anything about it being sustainable. To Atomic's point, that is what Jackson is. He is a running back/QB hybrid. If he is going to stand in the pocket there are tons of guys who are better. Jackson's value is his running ability. When he does pass, unless it is the short/quick type of pass, I'd like to see him roll out more making the defense account for both him and the receivers. When he does run he is doing the defense a favor by sliding after one or two yards. It limits his effectiveness. And sadly, yes, those types of QBs don't last long in the NFL which is why 30 other teams passed on him.
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    Week 14 @ Kansas City

    C'mon man. Lamar showed nice touch on the second TD pass and a few others, enough to show promise. He also threw behind Brown and Sneed a couple of times and had a couple in the dirt. Definitely needs to improve on those. What I don't understand is why Marty abandoned the running game in overtime. Lamar should not be throwing on 3rd and 8 except for the occasional 'keep the defense honest' throws. Marty called the OT period like Flacco was in there. The Ravens should have run the ball with Lamar and Dixon. I think the Ravens can be successful with Lamar but, like RG3 before him, only if running with abandon is a huge part of his game. Protecting himself by sliding and running out of bounds negates his positive value.
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    Week 14 @ Kansas City

    Exciting game. Another gut-wrenching loss. I don't know what it is about this team under Harbaugh. They just can't close out games and make a stop when they have to. At no point in this game did I feel the Ravens would pull this out. Not with a seven point lead and four minutes left, not with the Chiefs down to their last play twice on fourth down plays; certainly not in overtime. This Ravens team just chokes, chokes, chokes time after time after time. Lamar played well but has a lot of work to do. The defense played outstanding for 99% of the game; just not good enough against the best offense in the league. I'd like to see what another coaching staff can do with Lamar. I'd also like to see a new regime get away from the draft strategy they have had these past few years. They desperately need more play makers on both sides of the ball.
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    Week 14 @ Kansas City

    You got your wish
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    Week 14 @ Kansas City

    Ravens hung in there for a half. Terrible clock management allowed KC to get the ball back and score at the end of the first half. Lucky to hold them to three on that drive. Lamar had a couple of nice third down throws. Ravens have the ball first in the second half.
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    M*A*S*H - TV show - Filming location in CA.

    This park was also in the news a few months back when there was a random shooting through someone's tent at a nearby camp site. Luckily no one was hurt. Sad to hear about it being destroyed by fire. I missed my chance to see it about 10 years ago during my only visit to LA. I had it on my list but didn't have time. Oh well. Thanks for sharing.
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    Week 14 @ Kansas City

    Can't see the Ravens winning this game, but I was wrong last week so hoping I am wrong again. I'd like to see the Ravens get the ball first and Lamar work them down the field scoring a TD and taking up half the quarter. Then put the D on the field and see if they can stop KC. Sprinkle some Joe in the game to make the long ball a threat or if they need some ball security. This is the Ravens super bowl for the year. Win and you are an instant contender. Lose and you go back to being a fringe playoff team.
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    Week 13 @ ATL

    I expect a loss today with Atlanta's WRs having a big day, unless the Ravens can really bring their 'A' game. I then predict Joe will start next week in KC and another loss. Following that I think Lamar gets the nod the rest of the way. Colts get the final wild card spot with their easy schedule.
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    New manager

    Buddy Bell was one of my favorite non-Oriole players when I was a kid. I always hoped the O's could obtain him someday. Not meant to be.
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    Week 11 vs. CIN

    There should have been two picks had the Cincy defender not let one slip through his hands. Lamar's poor throws are a concern, but I'm not too bothered by them as Flacco is usually good for one or two dumb passes himself. Both guys need better judgement/awareness. At least with Lamar we can hope for some improvement. Joe is what he is at this point.
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    Week 11 vs. CIN

    Two of Cincy's TDs were a result of a short field. The first on Jackson with the ill advised pass and INT. The second was on Harbaugh not knowing when to punt the ball. Typical Ravens/Bengals game. Huge win, but this level of play isn't going to cut it. Defense needs to play better overall. Whomever is the QB next week needs to play better and cut down on INTs. I liked what I saw from Edwards and Jackson running the ball. Exciting game.
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