Ravens’ Lamar Jackson has message for doubters: ‘Make them eat their words, that’s all’

first_img“You guys saw me last year. I was horrible. A lot of ducks,” Jackson told reporters Friday. “It’s been better. A lot of tight spirals.”He added: “It motivates me a lot. Make them eat their words, that’s all.”Jackson is starting to improve in all aspects, including sharp passes and running a crisp offense — something he struggled with last season when he needed coaches to repeat the plays causing the play clock to run down.His progress and demeanor has impressed coach John Harbaugh.”I look back at being 22 years old, and I could have only hoped to have Lamar Jackson’s poise and balance,” Harbaugh said. “He is who he is. He doesn’t get flustered. He doesn’t get fazed. It’s never too big for him. I’m kind of blown away by that part of him.” Lamar Jackson will run less in 2019, Ravens owner says Lamar Jackson admitted he was “horrible” last year.The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner took over for an injured Joe Flacco in the middle of the Ravens’ 2018 season. It was Jackson’s rookie year, and he was quite effective despite a low completion percentage. Robert Griffin III: Ravens’ new offense will shock people in 2019 Jackson led Baltimore to its first AFC North title since 2014 and became the youngest quarterback, at 21 years old, to start an NFL playoff game. He finished 6-1 as a starter but relied more on carrying the ball than throwing. Jackson ranked 30th in completion rate at 58% and 31st in off-target percentage (23%).Now, he says his arm has improved and he has a message for his doubters. Related News Earl Thomas has ‘great week’ with Ravens, coach John Harbaugh says Jackson has even added a few pounds of muscle, not fat, he clarifies.”Trying to compete at a high level, put some more meat on my bones. I was hurt. I was skinny,” Jackson said. “Those guys are big out there. The league is totally different. Grown men trying to feed their families, 300-pounders coming at you, running 4.5.”last_img read more

Who is on Baždarević’s List for Spain and Kirin Cup?

first_imgThe national football team of BiH will play a friendly match against Spain on May 29 in the Swiss city of St. Gallen. After that, the national team will participate in the Kirin Cup, were they will play against Denmark in the semifinals.The list contains names of nine players who have not recorded a single performance for the A team so far (Kenan Pirić, Goran Karačić, Almir Bekić, Aleksandar Kosorić, Samir Memišević, Zvonimir Kožulj, Riad Bajić, Armin Hodžić i Adis Hušidić). Riad Bajić and Armin Hodžić have been called even before, but they did not play.Coach Mehmed Baždarević invited the following 32 players for these matches:Goalkeepers: Asmir Begović (Chelsea, England), Ibrahim Šehić (Qarabag, Azerbaijan), Kenan Pirić (Sloboda), Goran Karačić (Zrinjski).Defense: Ognjen Vranješ (Sporting Gijon, Spain), Mateo Sušić (Sheriff Tiraspol, Moldova), Emir Spahić (HSV, Germany), Ervin Zukanović (Roma, Italy), Sead Kolašinac (Shalke 04, Germany), Edin Cocalić (Mechelen, Belgium), Toni Šunjić (Stuttgart, Germany), Almir Bekić (Sarajevo), Aleksandar Kosorić (Željezničar), Samir Memišević (Radnik).Midfielders: Muhamed Bešić (Everton, England), Miralem Pjanić (Roma, Italy), Mario Vrančić (Darmstadt, Germany), Sanjin Prcić (Perugia, Italy), Anel Hadžić (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Srđan Grahovac (Rapid, Austria), Haris Medunjanin (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel), Zvonimir Kožulj (Široki Brijeg), Tino Sušić (Hajduk Split, Croatia), Haris Duljević (Sarajevo), Edin Višća (Medipol Basaksehir, Turkey), Miroslav Stevanović (Željezničar), Izet Hajrović (Eibar, Spain).Strikers: Napad: Edin Džeko (Roma, Italy), Milan Đurić (Cesena, Italy), Riad Bajić (Konyaspor, Turkey), Armin Hodžić (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia), Adis Hušidić (LA Galaxy, USA).Coach Baždarević explained the list: “We could not count on the injured Bičakčić, Graovac, Ibišević and Lulić. Aničić and Cimirot have championship matches so we spared them, just as we spared Burić because of personal affairs. Good opponents are expecting us and we wanted to present them the best possible team. Besides that, we want to give a chance to the younger boys, as well as to the Premiere League players, to show what they know. We are already thinking about obligations which await us this autumn and we must enter the qualifications well-prepared.“National team players will gather in St. Gallen on May 26.(Source: klix.ba/photo mojportal.ba)last_img read more


first_imgA JUDGE has issued arrest warrants for three men facing aggravated burglary charges who failed to appear in court.Legal representatives of all three men told Judge John O’Hagan that the men were not in court and attempts to reach them had failed.Martin McDonagh, who is 21 and with an address at 52 The Green, Ballymacool, Letterkenny, William McDonagh, who is 47 and also of 52 The Green, Ballymacool, Letterkenny and Thomas McDonagh of Meadowbank Park, Letterkenny, had been due to appear before Letterkenny Circuit Court. The each faced a dozen charges relating to an incident at a house in Killyclug, Letterkenny, on May 2, 2014.The charges include aggravated burglary and going equipped to carry out a burglary.Judge O’Hagan issued warrants for the arrest of all three men.ARREST WARRANTS ISSUED FOR 3 MEN ON AGGRAVATED BURGLARY CHARGES was last modified: July 12th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrest warrantdonegalletterkennyMCDONAGHSlast_img read more