The man who has helped enhance the zip on Lamar Jackson’s passes is now at Ravens coaching camp this week.
Adam Dedeaux, who has been Jackson’s private throwing coach in the course of the previous couple offseasons, is watching Ravens follow and assembly with coaches at the Under Armour Performance Center.
“We’re very familiar and very comfortable with Adam Dedeaux,” Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman mentioned. “We spent a lot of time talking to him and pretty much explaining what we were wanting to get done and him giving us feedback on what he likes to do and kind of really getting a feel. And really, after talking to him initially, I was like, ‘Man, this guy is really sharp. He’s really good.'”
Jackson has at all times been a good thrower, however his movement and mechanics have positively improved the previous couple years. One focus this offseason has been on exterior throws, because the Ravens really feel like hitting these extra constantly will open up the center and deep elements of the sphere.
It’s not the primary time that Dedeaux has been at the Under Armour Performance Center. After follow, he adopted Ravens Quarterbacks Coach James Urban upstairs to his workplace.
“Anything we can do to help our cause, right? And I think Adam is a real strength for us. I love talking football with him,” Roman mentioned. “Later after meetings tonight, we’ll sit down and talk quarterback play and technique and fundamentals and various quarterbacks in the league and whatnot. So, he’s a real joy to have around.”
Kyle Hamilton Leaves Practice Early
Ravens first-round security Kyle Hamilton did not end follow after coming down onerous following a move breakup.
Hamilton laid out to knock away a lengthy move supposed for rookie tight finish Isaiah Likely down the center of the sphere. Hamilton was a little gradual to get to his toes and labored getting off the sphere.
He did not instantly go into the locker room and returned for one play in seven-on-seven drills earlier than shutting it down for the day.
Defensive Coordinator Mike Macdonald deferred to Head Coach John Harbaugh, who will communicate tomorrow, about accidents. Multiple gamers appeared to be coping with cramps close to the top of Wednesday’s padded follow on a sizzling day in Owings Mills.
Ravens Crafting Ways to ‘Showcase’ Rashod Bateman
The Ravens know they’ve one thing particular in huge receiver Rashod Bateman, their prime draft decide from final season.
With Bateman within the No. 1 huge receiver spot following the commerce of Marquise Brown this offseason, Roman is wanting to discover other ways to get Bateman open and showcase his skill as someone that may get open on the surface.
The Ravens put a lot on Brown’s plate final season, and he obtained the Tenth-most targets within the NFL (146). Bateman might see a related goal share in his second yr.
“As he develops, it’s going to become a real situation where any time he’s in one-on-one situations with no help, we can go to him,” Roman mentioned.
“He and Lamar are getting that chemistry; we’re working through that now, on a lot of different routes – some new stuff we’re putting in – to try to kind of showcase ‘Bate’ a little bit.”
Mike Macdonald Happy to Have David Ojabo Back
Second-round decide David Ojabo signed his rookie contract Tuesday night and Defensive Coordinator Mike Macdonald is comfortable to have him again.
While Ojabo continues to be bodily on the mend and will not be prepared to play Week 1, the expansion within the classroom can also be essential for a rookie. Macdonald helped Ojabo get away in his remaining yr at Michigan and is hoping to do the identical at the NFL stage.
“It’s a process, right, so you want to process to start as soon as possible, so when he’s able to be on the field, he’s ready to go,” Macdonald mentioned. “All of these days are valuable, and he knows that, so we expect him to go to work and be prepared.”