Stephen A. takes issue with Lamar Jackson’s consistency | First Take

Objavljeno 14. sep. 2021
Stephen A. takes issue with Lamar Jackson’s consistency | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Keyshawn Johnson react to Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens losing 33-27 in an OT thriller against the Las Vegas Raiders and discuss whether the Ravens are putting too much pressure on Lamar Jackson.


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  • You can tell Key was annoyed when Molly said if Derek Carr was on the Ravens that they will win more games like have she not watched Lamar he took them to the playoffs 3 times, two AFC North Titles, won an MVP in 2019 and finally won a playoff game earlier this year man this hate on LJ is so real especially on week 1

  • Only came to tell Stephen a Smith to stfu

  • Max used to give Lamar credit and say good things about him throwing and soon as max left all Stephen keep saying is Lamar accuracy is in question & I’m a big Stephen a fan Lamar is not Brady or Rogers he is not he is Lamar

  • Molly’s always like mmmmmmMmMmMmMMMMUST START TALKING NOW!!!!!

  • Look at his first game he still got better and idgaf what anyone says he will still ruin your defenses ankles

  • WHAT ABOUT HUNTA HENWEE & DAWICK JOHNSON?🤡🥴🥸🤣 SLflow STEVEN A INFAMOUS STATEMENT ON THESE 2 PLAYERS

  • SAS f'd up firing Max - especially not having a great replacement.

  • Stephen A is such a big mouth

  • Jackson, is the best duel Qb in the league. Jackson, has accomplished more at 23. Than any QB in league history. That's why they call him Action Jackson.

  • Why does Molly always yell when she wants attention 😂😂

  • Certified Hater Steven A Snitch He made mistakes but played well overall. The Ravens defense took a step back and their pass protection was suspect. He’s fine

  • The problem is that you see that this Defense isn't making stops when it matters. This is not the early 2000's Ravens defense. Of Course can you even play defense these days?

  • double standards I swear..

  • 21/30 is 70% so not sure what the supposed inconsistency is...

  • 250 mill?thats a suicide contract he get hurt he rg3

  • Stop with the everyone hating on dude. He went 19/30 is not throwing the football well he made good plays when it mattered but overall he had more bad throws than good ones

  • Stephen a smith needs to do more listening than talking. These ex players not gonna let him bash other athletes. You can see key getting tired of him already. Looks like max gave key the heads up bout sas.

  • It's a passing league. If you want to run use your running back. Qb is pass first position. That's why Winston beat out hill. Winston is a better passer.

  • He is a clown. Can’t stand SA

  • Lemar Jackson on a big contract would be a big waste of money. He still can't throw.

  • So Lamar is just going to stay consistently inaccurate lol

  • Idc that kind of quarterback style works but only for so long. Lamar Jackson in 5 years will be out watch! Vick learned the hard way

  • "Ravens go as far as Lamar takes them" WOW groundbreaking analysis right there! 🙄🥱

  • Stephen A booted Max out but now he's getting sonned by Keyshawn. He thought the comments would be different 🤣

  • I take issue with this shows consistency. Jk, it’s been absolute garbage without max

  • Thos show is trash. Lets all move to undisputed

  • Tyson, freeman, bell and Murray all have HUGE chips on their shoulders. We need to fix our O-Line, DBs and get stronger on Pass rush. EDC and Harbaugh will adjust, they always do. Props to raiders for balling out @ home. I don’t think we can win division.. just gotta battle for the wildcard

  • Bring back Max

  • FACE IT Lamar is a glorified running back and has no chance to ever win a SB with his style of play - Give me a pocket QB like Brady or Manning any day..If you could combine Lamar's running with Jamesis passing you would have a Super QB - but that's fantasy

  • What kind of question is "are they putting too much on the MVP QB's shoulders?" WHAT? HE'S AN MVP QB. HIS JOB IS TO CARRY TO THE TEAM. He has 3 first round draft pick wide receivers and a top 5 tight end and they still claim the Ravens don't give him enough to work with because he is incapable of throwing them the ball so their stats always suck.

  • This is how you know this all about race bro. Keyshawn just said “that red zone throw he has to do more consistently “ fun fact : Lamar has been the best QB in the league in the red one pass and run. First pick was last year against the Titans in the playoffs. That narrative that Lamar can’t throw or isn’t accurate doesn’t come with facts behind it. With poor talent around you not even Tom Brady can be successful. Greg Roman and the WRs are still not breaking away as they should.

    • It's about race? Where? He can't read defenses bro. That's not race. He can't, he can't 🤷‍♂️. The talent around him is average and it's gonna get worse if they sign him to 250 million. They'll blame him for the next 4 years being 3rd place in the division.

  • god lord excuses for an over promoted qb. someone dont want eat his crops.

  • Kwame brown lives

  • He got a 42 humiliation

  • Anything with SAS I’m done with him he want black dude not white !

  • Is this supposed to be journalism? This is a couple of dudes who desperately want to see Lamar Jackson do well, I thought journalists were supposed to be objective. Ridiculous.

  • Stephen A.Smith what do you know about professional sports?

  • I think Ravens' backup quarterback has a potential for growth to lead his team pass the playoff than Lamar. Lamar growth remains stagnant. Ravens needs a potent and lethal quarterback that is consistent. Lamar is't. It would be delusional to assume that he is going to get better and perhaps lead his team to supper bowl.

    • @EliTalkin The Ravens will not win a Super Bowl with Jackson. He is not a good enough passer. That is the reality.

    • Or he probably needs a O-Line that’ll give him time to throw the ball

  • This the rare time I agree with Stephen a Lamar can definitely elevate his passing game even more I think the ravens asking him to do too much by the running plays…how about design some good passing concepts and actually use the receivers you drafted …didn’t see tylan Wallace out there once

  • A wr cant play qb for long

  • Molly trying to get click bait out of key SMDH “so would you rather have Carr over Lamar?”

  • LOL "what if he had Tom Brady weapons?" what if a chicken was a plane? LOL

  • Lamar doesn't have to be the best player on the field, he just needs to hang on to the f'ing ball. Even the best RB (which is what Lamar is) gets benched if they can't hang on to the ball.

  • Everybody talks about Lamar like he injury proof. It's not if it's when an for how long.. hopefully not an injury that will force him to change his game. That's allot of money to pay a guy for that risk

    • Exactly, Keyshawn didn't acknowledge the risks that Lamar takes. It's literally frightening..

  • Until he gets injured

  • I don't like Keyshawn, he sounds so disrespectful & sounds like he's talking down to you & sounds like he's insulted that he has share his time with anyone. Get someone else

  • Without Max to insulate SAS, his comments are dumb and dumber every time he opens his mouth. He’s exposed for his awful takes with no help. I wouldn’t be surprised if SAS begs Max to come back.

  • You all know they should've got Julio Jones, that's just facts. They don't have a true #1 WR

    • Wouldn't matter if they got him if Lamar can't throw the ball consistently. Excuses excuses.

  • The mark andrews drop was crucial as well

  • Lamar jackson just reminds me of cam Newton. Tough strong, fast great with his legs, throwing is not great.

  • If Keyshawn is right and Lamar HAS to remain a constant scrambler, because that's who he is, what the Ravens bought, and what their offense is built on, then WHY oh WHY don't they MAKE SURE this man has a top o-line at all times? HE IS RISKING SERIOUS INJURY like this! Did y'all see the slow motion replays of his sacks last night? They were FRIGHTENING! But I don't agree with Keyshawn, I don't think the game of football can ALWAYS be played with the legs.. there are times in every game where the quarterback has to use restraint like 44 year old TB12 does and THROW the football - ESPECIALLY when you don't have a fully operative o-line to protect you! Lamar takes too many chances! And doesn't focus on taking care of the football! If you can't hold on to the ball, and your health gets ruined from being careless, being fast and all the rest won't matter! Having more athletic abilities than patience, passing and strategic skills WON'T LAST and AREN'T SUPERIOR‼️🤪

  • Lamar is mediocre with throwing, he seems to be a great guy, has the ability to run. He’s got plenty of help and talent, don’t kid glove him because he’s black. Enough of this cuddle nonsense. Plenty of QB in the league carry their teams. Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Allen (to some degree) etc carry the water for their teams. Black QB seem to be treated very different then a white QB today and that nonsense needs to stop.

  • Rg3 too

  • Get rid of Keysean

  • Lets be real fam keshawn gotta stop caping for Lamar! He’s electric and one of the best running QBs ever! But dude gotta get better throwing the ball more accurately and also past two years he’s Developed a habit of NOT BEING ABLE TO HOLD ON TO THE FOOTBALL! I Recall 2 fumbles in the Steelers game last year and 3 last night with 2 lost! If he’s gonna be a duel threat QB key word is DUEL! Being able to do both. If not he’s gonna go down as one f the best REGULAR season QBs cause teams have literally shut him down in the post season. Titans and chargers proved this

    • And did you watch that titans game? Rewatch it. Lamar played VERY well. The team around him didn’t.

    • Silly. When he had protection he was fine. Dude was constantly under pressure and escaped.

  • Lamar is trash wake up already

  • Omg. Molly shuuuuudup

  • He is what he is, yeah a running QB will not get u a super bowl,........

  • Yeah he should get paid, but he's not consistent well then if u r inconsistent u don't get paid that much..........

  • I agree with keyshawn that the Ravens need Lamar to do what he does to win game. But Lamar can't run his way to the Superbowl as we have seen in the past.

  • Bro the talent around him rn is not good only Hollywood and his o line gone get him injured if they continue to play like that

  • What is it with this nonsense! They're acting like the Ravens offense only scored 6 points. Lamar put them ahead late in the 4th quarter with a deep throw to Watkins followed by a touchdown from Latavius Murray who was just signed! Any defense that gives up 435 passing yards is responsible for the loss.

  • This show boring without max stephan a suk

  • Bro Lamar was under pressure every single down. Our O-line was terrible last night. He was never comfortable in the pocket, every throw he got off if he was to wait a spilt second longer he was sacked. So I don’t see how these “analyst” can’t see that.

    • I know the feeling, Buffalos O line is hot garbage, hence the complete lack of a running game last year and today, Allen had people in his face all Sunday and played like it

  • Mahomes vs Bucanneers: Needs offensive line help. Tannehill vs Cardinals: Chandler Jones had a great game. Lamar Jackson vs Raiders: Lamar is inconsistent. He must play with perfection.

    • @Abdi Omar so Nathan Peterman is better than LJ

    • @Abdi Omar horrible take buddy

    • Them 2 fumbles 🤷‍♂️

    • Lamar is not a good quarterback though period! He is literally an injury away from being an ineffective quarterback altogether. He can’t throw we have seen this for years!

    • @TrixstaSpamz he's not blaming it on Lamar. He's showing the unfairness in the way media treats him.

  • Bring Skiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuppppppppppppp back!

  • Same thing over & over . Lamar loses when it matters. He deserve his money tho. His mechanics have to get better.

    • @Sergio Woods I don’t think you trade Lamar. He’s just as much of a talent as Watson & Mahomes. They just have better mechanics. But the “scrambling” QB doesn’t have a long life in the league. Vick, Vince Young, Cam, RGIII, mcnabb didn’t run long either. Once he becomes elite in the pocket if he ever does. He’s probably the best in football.

    • @Sergio Woods Lamar as a Texan??? Weird

    • He'll get his money. Who else are the Ravens gonna get at QB? I can only think of a trade for Deshaun Watson. That would make them instant Super Bowl contenders imo. But they'd have to give up Lamar and a few first round picks to get him.

  • Lamar did what he could he put the ravens in position to win the o- line and defense lost the game. It’s crazy how he gets criticized every time they lose a game but other qbs don’t get criticized. Yea he fumbled twice but the o-line couldn’t block the edge and the defense kept blitzing and getting no pressure.The secondary got beat bad on that Td pass in overtime.

    • Because Lamar takes too many chances and he's careless. That's why. He tries to do to much running, when he should use his head more and throw more. He's risking getting hurt, the Ravens need to change their playbook. IMO

  • I'm glad this happened in week 1 because he has time to correct the turnovers early in the season, I think he will learn form this and bounce back in the bigger games moving forward. I hate Stephen A take on him not being an elite passer you don't win MVP in your second season at QB without being able to throw the ball. Also if you give him chiefs or bucs weapons on offense he would win MVP again and a super bowl FACTS!!!!!

  • I could name more than 50 quarterbacks that would be better for the Ravens than Lamar Jackson, right now - and Joe Flacco is one of them.

  • Flacco would give them a MUCH better chance to win in the playoffs. NO QUESTION.

    • @Jon Klinkel Obviously you don't know anything about football other than what you read and hear! Lamar Jackson has led Baltimore to Championship level all three seasons! And guess who he's lost too! The best QB In the game today! PATRICK MAHOMES, The same guy who's whipping everybody else in the NFL! So I quess all the other QB's are winning QB's as well huh! Two team play in the Super bowl, So I guess the other QB's are worth a s__t Huh! Stick to Flag Football analyst.

    • @Kenneth Graves "Personal feelings" is why all these people think Lamar Jackson is a good quarterback, to begin with, lol He's not. He's not even in the top-50 of ACTIVE (or semi-active) QB's.

    • @Kenneth Graves Has nothing to do with personal feelings, kid. It has to do with FACTS. Flacco would have definitely won that first playoff game Lamar Jackson lost. Everyone knows what Lamar is going to do. In the playoffs, teams are going to stop him. That's it. He's too one-dimensional (running). If you aren't a good PASSER, you likely won't get anywhere, in the playoffs. If he hadn't gotten a lucky break, last season, he STILL wouldn't have a playoff win. As it is, if he were what you all seem to think he is, they should have at least 3 Super Bowl appearances, by now.

    • Has your PERSONAL Feelings forgotten that Flacco is the reason Lamar took over! When you can't Win, And they move on, You normally don't get a chance to come back and do it over to SATISFY Peoples PERSONAL Feelings

  • Mar-Mar is holding Baltimore back, not carrying them. They are carrying him. Once the idiot analysts finally figure that out, they'll be much better off.

  • bring back Max

  • What is she talking about ?

  • I wanted to buy some lamar jackson rookie cards, this might be his dip...

  • Keyshawn Johnson knows what he's talking about

  • I don't need a runner playin QB...yes he can run, come playoff time he needs to throw the ball dwn field consistently. He one play away frm being RG3.

  • Show is bunz

  • Here we go!!!!!

  • So espn after 1 game Derek carr is a top 5 qb 😂

    • Who is saying that bro? I see nothing but ESPN cuddling every black QB in the league. Maybe treat everyone the same, don’t portray any one ethnicity as a weak victim 24/7. That BS just makes people mentally weak in the long run.

  • Did these guys see the o line yesterday

  • Ravens o-line is 🚮 he literally has no choice but to run for his life last night can’t even sit in the pocket

  • I dislike every first take vid now without Max😂

  • This is a horrible take by SA

  • Lamar is a special quarterback and his legs are his best weapon. Not his arm. As long as he can still run Baltimore will always be able to win. If he has to win by throwing the ball. Baltimore will have problems. Saw that last year.

  • Stephen A doesn't subscribe to the football theory of a man who played pro football for 11 years, smh.

  • At the end of the Day, nobody Good wants to play with him… You can’t make Money with a QB running every other play… No receiver or HB can make Money on the same team Lamar Jackson!!!!!!!!!!

  • @6:15 lol. I'm guessing Molly didn't watch the game last night. Carr behind the current Ravens OL literally wouldn't be able to do anything. The reason Carr looked so good last night is because (1) the Ravens have zero pass rush, and (2) his OL gave him enough time in the pocket to make sandwiches for the whole team.

    • @Anjanee Davis nah sis, the reason LJ and them couldn't sustain what they were doing is Carr and his o-line were solid and they kept answering everything the Ravens did 🤷🏽‍♀️

    • Carr was trash most of the game

  • I dont understand the overreaction on lamar he didnt play bad throwing the ball with accuracy wasnt the problem in the game it was the fumbles. Give oakland dline and derek carr credit they balled out

    • Exactly, it wasn't the throwing itself, it was the carelessness with the football and silly fumbling, plus not throwing ENOUGH but always scrambling and getting hit that's not sustainable and he needs to rethink! IMO

  • Vick was better to me because he didn't have to run he could actually sit in the pocket and pass

  • Why is the discussion about WR’s and not the O Line????

  • SAS always dogs out black quarterbacks it's annoying.

  • Keyshawn schooled them

  • This is not a debate show any more this is agree With Stephen A Smith Take

  • Lamar is the most protected player ever. The dude can’t throw. Not like an NFL QB. Period!

  • This show sucks now lol

  • Molly ask silly questions

  • I like Key but I’m not gonna lie....Keyshawn talked the Debate into a circle and into the ground 🤦🏾🤦🏾🤦🏾 this time

  • Lamar was throwing the ball well last night! It was out O-Line that was giving us issues!

  • Jackson isn't very good. He is athletic and fast. That's about it