Lamar Jackson is the MVP, however he nonetheless has work to do within the PR division on the subject of explaining losses.
It actually appeared just like the unstoppable Baltimore Ravens have been headed in the direction of an on the spot classix AFC Championship showdown with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
Then they acquired stopped.
Baltimore’s playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans final season was a jarring shock to everybody who anticipated the Ravens to problem the Chiefs for AFC supremacy, however nobody was extra shocked than these in Baltimore.
Lamar Jackson, who would go on to win the NFL’s MVP a couple of weeks later, has come out and stated the Titans merely caught the Ravens abruptly. It’s a press release that, on the floor, appears very down-to-earth and relatable, but it surely’s one his teammates have been strolling again ever since he stated it.
Ravens receiver Miles Boykins is the newest teammate of Jackson’s to offer him a lesson in PR and the way to spin one thing as tremendously embarrassing as getting whooped at house in a playoff recreation you have been purported to win.
Lamar Jackson’s teammates wish to set the report straight in regards to the Titans loss
“I don’t suppose they caught us abruptly. It was about expertise,” Boykin stated on Good Morning Soccer. “We’re younger and we made some errors. We now have that have underneath our belts.”
Jackson saying the Ravens have been caught abruptly could be interpreted as being endearing. In any case, he’s simply stating what appears to be apparent however there’s plenty of carnage in his phrases.
For starters, and maybe most damning, to say the Ravens have been caught abruptly is to overtly indicate that his teammates didn’t correctly put together for a playoff recreation. For the quarterback to off-handily indicate that is precisely not what you’re on the lookout for out of your chief of the locker room.
Jackson possible didn’t imply what the assertion really means, however selecting your phrases fastidiously in a public setting is the primary rule of not placing your foot in your mouth. The truth that Jackson’s teammates are strolling again his feedback with out completely calling him out says quite a bit about how a lot he’s revered, as those self same teammates could possibly be saying what they’re saying in a really completely different method.
In doing so, they’re exhibiting Jackson that selecting your phrases fastidiously is of the utmost significance when speaking about issues that solely teammates can perceive.