Podcast: What makes Lamar Jackson special? His QB coach has the answers.
Joshua Harris, the longtime private QB coach of Lamar Jackson, hangs out with Go Long to detail what exactly makes the Ravens' star "1 of 1."
Did you turn off your TV into fourth quarter of last week’s Monday Night Football Game? You weren’t alone. The Indianapolis Colts were in complete command… this one was all but over… until… Lamar Jackson happened.
A 25-9 Colts lead became a 31-25 Baltimore Ravens win just like that.
Anyone still convinced that Jackson cannot bring a team back or that Jackson cannot throw the ball should probably relive the fourth quarter and overtime of this one. The 2019 MVP was special. Again. In a win over Kansas City, we saw Jackson decimate a team with his legs. In this win, he did most all damage with his arm. Jackson finished 37 of 43 for 442 yards with four touchdowns and no picks.
The former Heisman winner has evolved in each of his four pro seasons.
So, the timing seemed right to check back in with the man who knows Jackson best: His private quarterbacks coach, Joshua Harris.
We first got to know Harris at Go Long for this column last season, and then Harris hung out with subscribers on one of our Happy Hours.
Few know the position — and where it’s going — better than him.
This week, Harris breaks down what’s inside of Jackson, how he’s evolved and the calculated gamble the quarterback took in handling his next contract without an agent. (The price tag just keeps going up.)
Also, at the top of the show, there’s plenty to get into as well. The Bills dominated the Chiefs, Jon Gruden is out of the NFL and Monos sees the cream rising to the top in his quarterback rankings. (Matthew Stafford isn’t as good as you may think he is, too.)
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The “Monos Report” is taking a bye week but Monos continued watching every play of every quarterback to continue his +/- grading. As a reminder, a good play warrants a plus and a bad play warrants a minus. (In extreme cases, you may get a +2 or -2.) Runs and passes both count. That number is then divided by the number of pass/run attempts.
As Monos says on the podcast, we’re starting to get clarity on who’s playing well: