Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.68: Lamar Jackson and the Ravens Offense with Michael Crawford, Russell Street Report

Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast welcomes football analyst Michael Crawford of the Russell Street Report to discuss Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens offense. 

Kyler Murray, Kliff Kingsbury, and Arizona’s Air Raid Offense are among the most popular topics of discussion this spring and summer—and often with an optimistic tone. Lamar Jackson, Greg Roman, and Baltimore’s run-heavy, option-based offense are regarded with doubt.

The Kingsbury offense should offer weeks of success during its initial public offering to the NFL and I expect the general level of optimism to rise significantly this summer while opinions on Jackson will remain flat, if not negative. I am interested and excited to see the Cardinals offense, but I’m more optimistic about Jackson and the Ravens than many.

Freelancer Michael Crawford, whose work you can currently find at Russell Street Report, spends a lot of time studying the Ravens. He is also a fan of Jackson’s game and the direction of Baltimore’s offense. In the first part of a two-part conversation, we spend the next half-hour discussing the 2019 outlook for this scheme, the coaching, and the Ravens players.

Interested in becoming a student of the game? Stay tuned for the second part of our conversation. Michael and I talk about our initial journies as life-long students and he imparts knowledge that’s well worth your time.

You can follow Michael on Twitter @abukari.

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