DEBT MILLS, SHOP – Lamar Jackson defended coach John Harbau’s decision not to pull him earlier in the opening season of the 38-6 season at the Baltimore Ravens over the Cleveland Browns.
With the Ravens advancing 32 points after 10 minutes, Jackson stayed in the game and stepped back to pass three times, being fired once. Harbaugh eliminated Jackson a series later with the remaining four minutes in the fourth quarter.
Last season, the Ravens ran to such a great advantage that Jackson spent the entire fourth quarter in two games and played only half of the fourth quarter in two other cases.
On Monday, Harbau did not consider his choice to leave Jackson until the end of the fourth quarter.
“We will not just react to every criticism,” Harbo said. “We can get him out of the game at halftime. That can make him safer. But we won’t.”