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The narrative starting in Monday Night Football naturally centers around the Baltimore Ravens running game, but the Indianapolis Colts are ready for variety as they refuse to underestimate Lamar Jackson’s hand.
Jackson, meanwhile, has made further strides as a passer this season and finished 11th in the league starting in week four with 1,077 passing yards, shooting over 275 yards in each of the last two games, and posting 60.5 percent of completions in the first four matches. walks.
“I think they have a great game, they really have a lot, they have really good formations,” said Colts head coach Frank Reich. “I think Greg Roman is great at planning the game and planning the move. Their offensive coach is really good. I know him very well.
“They are doing a great job in the running game and they have a unique threat to the quarterback. I really think Lamar Jackson’s passing skills are underestimated. I love the way he throws the ball. really clean and fresh.
“He has a very strong hand. It has a fast and compact release. This year I think they are throwing him a little more in the field and he is doing a great job. “
Jackson finished 278 yards in Baltimore’s win over the Detroit Lions last time, completing a 36-yard pass to Sammy Watkins to convert the fourth and 19th goal on the drive, which ended on Justin Tucker’s playing field. Target.
He again led the ground with 279 yards and two touchdowns after losing running backs JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards to injuries at the end of the pre-campaign season.
“They’ve built the whole running game around him,” Colts defender DeForest Buckner said this week. “Whether he keeps it or gives it away or whatever, most runs are pretty much an option. This causes many defenders to be a little hesitant about their jogging fits and the like.
“You never know when he’s going to pull it out. So if you have a quarterback, find a quarterback. If you have a jump, take a jump.