Lamar Jackson wants to win NFL games by calling Twitter plays

- Unconventional game-changing strategies revealed?
- Can this unique approach really lead to NFL wins?
- Innovative secret weapon or training camp tomfoolery?
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How many times have you played Madden and say "ayo, this play would work wonders if run on an actual NFL game!"? Or, how many times have you scrolled down your carefuly curated feed only to find out about some random and weird play run by a high school team that demolished their opponents? Countless times!

Well, it looks like Lamar Jackson is one of us and spends a good chunk of his free time on social networks.

Don't be worried about that, though, as Lamar knows very well what he's doing and he's actually being encouraged to keep pursuing his passions on Twitter or X or whatever the thing is called these days.

According to Jamison Hensley, of ESPN, the relationship between Jackson and new Ravens Offensive Coordinator has been so strong and good in such a short time that the veteran coach is already allowing Jackson to submit plays to him that he wants to run on the actual football field.

The source of those ideas, though, is rather interesting.

"I was just on social media," Lamar said as transcribed by Hensley, "and I saw a couple of routes, and I sent it to [quarterbacks] Coach Tee [Martin] and he was like, 'I'm going to relay the message to Coach [Todd] Monken'."

Jackson revealed his workflow after Tuesday's joint practice with the Commanders, the first of two between Washington and Baltimore before both teams face off on Monday.

"Coach Monken liked the play, so he put it in practice. We didn't show it today, but I feel like it will be good for us," Jackson finished.

As Hensley pointed out in his story, this is not quite surprising considering Monken's statements from earlier in training camp saying that he wanted to "empower" Jackson in order to make him reach his peak.

Monken also removed the play-wristband from Jackson's arm at the start of camp so he has to force himself into learning the new playbook while also allowing the sixth-year veteran to go with the flow and improvise a bit more in the pocket with audibles and so and so.

Head Coach John Harbaugh also said about Jackson that the QB is "a guy [who] thinks about football a lot" and confirmed that the Ravens franchise player "always had his ideas,"

Harbaugh finished his remarks by adding that Jackson indeed "had a couple good ones; I can tell you that."

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