Ravens OC: Lamar's D talk part of 'nothing new'

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — A day after quarterback Lamar Jackson said defenses were calling out the Baltimore Ravens‘ plays, offensive coordinator Greg Roman chalked it up to the usual chess match that happens during games.

“Calling out plays on the defense is nothing new,” Roman said Thursday. “They’re going to be right sometimes [and] they’re going to be wrong sometimes. I think we know that. But that’s definitely an element of the game. It always has been and probably always will be.”

The Ravens’ offense is in the midst of a significant drop-off from last season, falling from No. 2 in yards per game in 2019 to No. 23 at the midway point of the 2020 season. On Wednesday, Jackson told “The Rich Eisen Show” that Baltimore is too predictable on offense, saying, “They’re calling out our plays, stuff like that. They know what we’re doing.”

Asked about the reigning NFL MVP’s comments, Roman gave a two-minute response that began with how Jackson is a great competitor who wants to win every game and every play.

“He definitely gives me feedback on when people are calling something out and whatnot,” Roman said. “That’s definitely part of

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