OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Three days after Marquise “Hollywood” Brown complained on social media about wanting more fish, midfielder Lamar Jackson agreed with the Baltimore Ravens receiver.
After a 28-24 loss to Pittsburgh Steelers, Brown let go of his disappointment of getting two career low goal passes by posting on Twitter: “What good is having souljas when you never Use them (Never !!) “
“It’s one of the main factors that led to our crime,” Jackson said Wednesday of the tweet that has been deleted since. “I want to get the ball for him, the easiest and fastest way we can. I have to do even better to give him the ball.”
Jackson̵7;s only connection with Brown on Sunday was a three-yard touch pass. The other four Raven players have more passes in their direction.
Brown, who was selected in the first round from a year ago, is one of Jackson’s closest friends on the team and leads the Raven team with 27 receptions within 379 yards. But he has been targeted 44 times this season, ranking 45th in the NFL.
“He’s a big part of our offense. We need him,” Jackson said. “So we have to get better at it, and we’ll be fine.”
Jackson may soon have another broadcaster to target. On Wednesday, he praised Dez Bryant’s long-distance ability and hands. It was Jackson and Bryant’s fourth training session together, who joined Baltimore’s practice team a week ago.
Jackson said: “He is being dialed in the play book. He wants to compete.” “I just can’t wait for him to go out there with us on Sunday.”
Jackson is trying to recover from one of his worst games in the NFL. In the loss to Pittsburgh, he made his career-top four turns, two interceptions (including a six-point shot), and fumbling twice.
He leads 3-0 after matches in which he has flipped the ball several times during the regular season.
Jackson said: “I overcame it but it was always in my mind just because we lost that game and I hate to make turns. “But you have to keep going.”