Should Training Camp drama concern Baltimore Ravens?
Training Camp hasn’t gone smoothly for the Baltimore Ravens at this point in the off-season, with lots of fights and controversy leaving the field lately…
Every NFL team has its troublesome players. The Baltimore Ravens are no exception. However, the issues coming up of the Ravens Training Camp have been more bad than good…
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The development of Lamar Jackson has been entirely overlooked by fights and players being kicked off the field for disciplinary reasons. The main culprit of this is of course wide receiver Jordan Lasley. After fighting two of his own teammates, Lasley found himself out of work in Baltimore.
It probably didn’t help his case that his immaturity really shined through after he threw a football into a nearby pond…
Lasley’s maturity issues date back to his days at UCLA, where he served numerous suspensions and has issues dating back to high school. The Ravens took a risk on Lasley, and unfortunately they payed for it.
What the team couldn’t predict, however, was Head Coach John Harbaugh calling out Cyrus Jones for jumping offsides and then kicking him out of practice. Prized cornerback Marlon Humphrey followed shortly after Jones following a presumed snide remark towards Harbaugh, who once again called out his player for displaying his disgust.
Sure, this could all likely become water under the bridge. Still, we can’t overlook the issues this team is having without foundational pieces like Eric Weddle, C.J. Mosley, and especially Terrell Suggs no longer on this team. Whether it was a cap issue or an age factor, Baltimore lost significant leadership this off-season and it’s already showing.
It’s important to remember that this is truly a changing of the guard for the Baltimore Ravens and their leadership positions. Never before have the Ravens suffered this much turnover in such a short amount of time. The team must get this under control before it bleeds into the regular season.
At the end of the day, there’s a reason that John Harbaugh is a highly thought of Head Coach and is deemed as a “player’s coach.” Nonetheless, it’s alarming to see two players, especially Marlon Humphrey, speak out and leave the field before practice concluded. Could this be a sign of things to come, or will this blow over quickly?