LeBron James Isn’t Standing For Latest Lamar Jackson Slander!
CelebnSports247.com reports that the latest slander comes from an unnamed defensive coordinator in The Athletic’s annual quarterback tiers. Based on voting by 50 NFL coaches and executives, Jackson was placed in Tier 2 and ranked No. 10 overall.
The defensive coordinator said:
If he has to pass to win the game, they ain’t winning the game. He’s so unique as an athlete and he’s really a good football player, but I don’t (care) if he wins the league MVP 12 times, I don’t think he’ll ever be a 1 as a quarterback. He’ll be a 1 as a football player, but not as a quarterback. So many games come down to two-minute, and that is why they have a hard time advancing even when they are good on defense. Playoffs are tight. You have to be able to throw the ball, and he is just so inconsistent throwing the ball. It is hit or miss.
Sub-5 minutes 4th quarter and trailing, last 3 seasons
Unstoppable Comeback God Patrick Mahomes: 39-62, 509 yards (62.9%, 8.2 YPA), 4 TDs, 1 INT, 110.2 QB rating
Can’t Pass To Win The Game Lamar Jackson: 41-64, 574 yards (64.1%, 9.0 YPA), 5 TDs, 1 INT, 112.4 QB rating https://t.co/5uK1lkWZmo
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) July 25, 2022
This particular defensive coordinator must not have been paying attention to last season at all.
Jackson brought the Ravens back from a 19-point deficit late in the third quarter to defeat the Indianapolis Colts in overtime, finishing 37-for-43 with 442 passing yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 140.5 rating. He also led the Ravens to wins over the Kansas City Chiefs and in overtime over the Minnesota Vikings after trailing by double digits midway through the third quarter.
Then there is this from NFL Network’s Rich Eisen who said of the notion that Jackson can’t win with his arm.
I can’t believe this is being said still right now…Are there people still thinking that he can’t throw? Maybe he’s not as consistent a thrower as a Tier 1 quarterback, but what does that mean that he’s more of a football player. Is that your way of saying he’s a running back? What the ‘f’ does that mean? So you have to take some of this stuff with a grain of salt.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) July 26, 2022
Anyways, LeBron James is making his voice heard:
LeBron isn’t putting up with the latest Lamar slander. ? pic.twitter.com/dtPx5WFipZ
— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) July 26, 2022
LeBron James defending Lamar Jackson on IG ? pic.twitter.com/u27soR8Py1
— RAMEY (@HoodieRamey) July 25, 2022
What are your thoughts on the whole Lamar slander? Do you agree or disagree?