You wanna talk about a chip on your shoulder? It's Lamar Jackson going at "Mike Flores" throat here. He's far from the first guy to listen to what the media says about him and use it as fuel, but it's definitely against his nature to go as far as he's going with it here. He's not a "go at necks" guy. Never really heard him name names. And I suppose technically he still might not be given that he didn't even name the right name there... but here's what set Lamar and the boys off if you didn't catch it this week:
"The 49ers kick the shit out of the Ravens. I’m sorry I know that’s disrespectful to the Ravens, but let’s be realistic. They gotta fly across the country on Christmas night and the 49ers are waiting. And the 49ers are going to dismantle the Ravens. If it’s a Super Bowl preview, the Super Bowl’s gonna suck."
Yeah I mean... I would be pretty pissed off too if I were in the Ravens locker room. And when you kick a team's teeth in like they did tonight and stake yourself as the frontrunner for a 2nd MVP... I would say that gives you the right to talk your talk.
I love this new version of Lamar. He's no longer trying to appease people with what he says and does. He's leading from the front both vocally and by example and making sure he gets his respect.
My MVP (again).