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Ravens QB Coach James Urban wants to see consistency from Lamar Jackson As the 2018 NFL Hall of Fame Game quickly approaches Terrell Suggs Jersey , Ravens fans anticipate the debut of Heisman winning quarterback Lamar Jackson. Jackson was the center of much debate entering the draft, with some citing that he should transition to wide receiver for the NFL. With a career completion percentage of 57, many experts were concerned with Jackson’s accuracy throwing the football. However, with Joe Flacco as the clear starter for the Ravens in 2018, Jackson will have time to develop and improve his mechanics.Jackson has the benefit of learning from former Heisman winner and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III, who Baltimore signed earlier in the offseason. Griffin III was similar to Jackson coming out of college, but injuries quickly derailed his promising career in the NFL. Jackson will also learn from offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterback coach James Urban, who both have experience working with quarterbacks Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb. Jackson has been compared to Vick, who enjoyed several successful years as a dual-threat quarterback in the NFL with Atlanta and Philadelphia. “He gets better everyday. I keep seeing growth in all the different areas that we talk about. One of the important things that we talk about is consistency,” Ravens quarterback coach James Urban said. “In our drill work, you can see the growth and then sometimes when the bullets are flying so to speak he reverts back to what he knows, so improving that consistency of doing it all the time.”One of Jackson’s biggest flaws coming out of college was his accuracy. Many have pointed to his mechanics and footwork as a factor for his errant throws.“Yeah, some of it’s mechanical, some of it’s understanding exactly the route and the route concept. So much of that timing is how does it feel to the quarterback,” Urban said.Since being drafted by Baltimore Authentic Ronnie Stanley Jersey , controversy has brewed over whether Jackson should start this season. Flacco is entering his 11th season in Baltimore, and the former Super Bowl MVP has under performed the last three years, which has led to an outcry of criticism. Whether Flacco’s dip in play can be attributed to injuries or lack of talent surrounding him is another discussion, but the fact is that many Ravens fans yearn for change after missing the playoffs for three straight years. This puts Jackson in the spotlight for the preseason, where fans desperately anticipate his debut, but what should they expect from him?“I want him to compete. Play the game, and then I want completions ... throw it to the open guy and when not, let your great natural ability take over,” Urban Said.The calls for Jackson to start over Flacco will intensify if Jackson has a successful preseason, and with five preseason games ahead, he will get plenty of playing time to show if he’s ready to challenge Flacco for the starting role or if he needs more time to develop.“Success would be improvement from game one all the way through game five, and then we’ll have a better understanding exactly where he is,” Urban said.Jackson’s long awaited debut will finally arrive this Thursday, as the polarizing first-round pick will take on the Bears. While nowhere close to a real NFL game, the Hall of Fame Game will still offer a valuable first look at Jackson’s abilities against an opposing NFL defense. Jackson was arguably the most exciting and electrifying player in this year’s draft Youth Joe Flacco Jersey , so the entire nation will be watching closely.State of the AFC North: Week 5 The Ravens were the only AFC North team who failed to pick up a victory in Week 5, falling to the Browns in a low-scoring, defensive affair. Neither team played particularily well, but Cleveland survived in overtime to win 12-9. Baltimore still possesses second place in the division, but now sits a game behind the Bengals at 3-2. Cincinnati overcame a slow start to defeat the Dolphins at home, 27-17. The Bengals are now 4-1 on the season. The Steelers demise was greatly exaggerated. Pittsburgh bounced back after an ugly loss to Baltimore, rolling the explosive Atlanta Falcons at home. Both the Steelers and Browns improved to 2-2-1, and remain tied for third in the division. Ravens fall to Browns: 9-12 Offense falls back to earth Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense could not replicate their success through the first four weeks of the season. In a tough road environment in Cleveland, Baltimore was stifled by the Browns defense. The final numbers don’t look awful, as the Ravens managed to gain 410 total yards and 25 first downs. However, they fail to tell the whole story. Baltimore failed to capitalize on good field position and missed several opportunities. The Ravens averaged 4.9 yards per play on Sunday and converted just 4/16 third down attempts. They failed to find the endzone, as well, and it was an overall ugly offensive showing after a big Week 4 victory. Unbalanced attack Despite a close-knit contest, the Ravens opted to go pass-heavy against the Browns and it proved to be ineffective. The running game was effective early on, lead by Alex Collins. Collins picked up 42 yards on his first four carries and looked elusive. It wasn’t easy sledding after that ... ams-jersey , but both Collins and Javorius Allen averaged over 4.0 YPC on the day. Flacco threw the ball a whopping a 56 times, completing just over 50% of his passes. He averaged 5.3 yards per throw and threw a costly interception in the red zone. He wasn’t helped by three dropped passes, but it was a poor performance. Browns defeat Ravens: 12-9Defense comes up big After being lit up by Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders offense to the tune of 45 points, the Browns defense bounced back in a big way. Behind a raucous, energetic home crowd, Cleveland limited the Ravens to just three field goals. The Ravens offense had performed well entering the contest, ranking top-ten in total yards and passing offense. However, they were not able to find success against the Browns. Linebackers Jamie Collins Sr. and Christian Kirksey were all over the field, tying for he team-lead with 12 tackles a piece. Rookie cornerback Denzel Ward also continues to impress, recording an interception and three pass deflections. Baker Mayfield gets the job done Against one of the top-ranked defenses in the NFL, Baker Mayfield held his own and made some key throws down the stretch. It was a far better performance than the four-turnover outing he registered in Week 4. Mayfield threw an interception on the Browns opening drive, but settled in nicely as the game went along. The offensive line allowed five sacks and the running game could not get much going, but Baker still managed to be effective. It wasn’t the prettiest performance, but Mayfield finished with 342 yards, one touchdown and a quarterback rating of 81.7. He did enough to put the Browns in a position to earn a key victory Justin Tucker Jersey , and is now 1-1 as a starter. Steelers defeat Falcons: 41-17 Brown, Connor lead the way Perhaps learning of Le’Veon Bell’s inevitable return motivated James Connor. After failing to get much going over the past three weeks, Connor was a key catalyst in the Steelers Week 5 victory. Connor finished with 185 scrimmage yards and two rushing touchdowns. Antonio Brown, whose been usually quiet for his standards this season, finally had a breakthrough performance. Brown recorded six receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns, hooking up with Ben Roethlisbeger on a 47-yard scoring play. These two remain arguably the best QB-WR duo in the league. Defense bounces back The Steelers defense has not been good this season, ranking near the bottom of the league in almost every major statistical category. In Week 5, however, they managed to slow down one of the most explosive offenses in the league.Atlanta found some success through the air, but were completely stifled on the ground. The Falcons, despite getting Devonta Freeman back from injury, rushed for just 62 yards on 19 carries. T.J. Watt had an outstanding performance, recording eight tackles and three sacks. Julio Jones was limited to just five catches and 62 yards, and Calvin Ridley caught 4 passes for 38 yards. Atlanta scored only seven points in the second half. Bengals defeat Dolphins: 27-17Cincy overcomes big deficit After a huge road win against Atlanta, the Bengals returned home to a favorable matchup against the Dolphins. For much of this game Authentic Sam Koch Jersey , however, it was Miami who looked like the superior football team. The Bengals offense came out flat and were held scoreless in the first half. Miami held a 17-3 lead entering the fourth quarter, but squandered any chance of victory with turnovers and poor execution. Cincinnati scored a whopping 24 points in the fourth quarter and held on to earn a ten-point victory. A.J. Green led the way with another productive outing, catching six passes for 112 receiving yards. Joe Mixon returns After missing the past two games with a knee injury, second-year running back Joe Mixon returned on Sunday and provided a big boost for the Bengals offense. Mixon picked up where he left off, continuing his impressive start to the season. He grinded out 93 yards on 22 carries, and corralled an acrobatic 18-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. If Mixon can continue to run the ball effectively, the Bengals are a balanced, dangerous offensive unit. They’ll need him to do so next week, as a key divisional showdown with the Steelers awaits.