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  • Writer's pictureJoey Jarzynka

Ravens' HC John Harbaugh Quotes 8.24.20


Opening statement: "Hey, everybody. Good to see everybody. I appreciate you guys being out today. Obviously, a beautiful day; warm, but not so much that we couldn't handle it. I thought our guys did a great job coming off the short practice yesterday. We were at the stadium and it was a very physical practice. Today, we were in the shells. I thought it was a good, fast practice today. We're moving forward. So, what do you have?"

How did QB Lamar Jackson look out there today after having two days off? (Jamison Hensley) "You were there, right? Oh, you weren't there today? (Reporter: I'm sorry – I was there, and I thought he moved around well. But you have a better football eye than myself.)You have a good eye. You're there, you saw it. You're reporting to the fans. (laughter) No, he was back. He looked good. He had a good practice. So, we're moving forward, like I said."

RB J.K. Dobbins, he had some highlight reel plays yesterday at the stadium. He's pretty much looked good all camp. How are you seeing him progressing? What kind of impact can he make this year? (Todd Karpovich) "I expect him to have an impact. What kind of impact? That certainly remains to be seen. He's going to get an opportunity to play, for sure. I like everything we've seen so far. It's just camp – we're just a short period in – but he has certainly lived up to expectations so far."

We've asked you a lot about the interior offensive line, but you do have that open swing tackle job that G/T James Hurst had for so many years. Who do you see in the mix there and how do you see that competition shaping up so far? (Luke Jones)"That's a spot right now that's been kind of rotational. Of course, Will Holden is the tackle who's out there right now. He's taking reps at both sides. We have flipped Orlando [Brown Jr.], D.J.'s [Fluker] gone out. Tyre Phillips has gone out there too, and Parker Ehinger has gone out there as well. So, it's rotational right now. Like we said, we'll get through this week and then, hopefully, we'll start honing in on who is where and what spot exactly, how the depth chart works out. Those things have to take care of themselves. Those are things that you can't make decisions for them until you have to play a game. Hopefully, by the first game … We'll make a decision, but I'd like the decision to make itself in terms of the productivity and execution before then."

John, I asked you this about a week ago about the roster and the numbers. You guys have lost a couple guys along the way here, so you have gotten down. Are you any closer to that? Or is that something you just have to play by ear, and it depends on how many guys are healthy, how many people are available to practice and all of that? (Jeff Zrebiec) "Certainly. I think your last point is exactly right – we have to have numbers for practice. Right now, we're a little lighter than we want to be for practice. We have to adjust practice accordingly, which we did today, and we'll continue to do. We've got plenty of reps for the guys that we have out there. The guys are working really hard."

Was DE Calais Campbell a vet day today with the quick turnaround from yesterday? (Luke Jones) "Yes."

S DeShon Elliott – as I'm watching him out at practice, I see he's a very vocal guy, whether it's on the field or off the field. Has he always been that way since he's been here? (Jamison Hensley) "Yes. He likes to talk. It's a good thing, most of the time, and sometimes, you have to tell him, 'OK. I've heard enough.' (laughter) But it's always positive. This guy is energetic, [an] 'All-ball' kind of a guy. A great communicator on the field, and also a great communicator off the field, too. It's just who he is, and I'm real pleased with that part of him."

I'm not asking specifically about the injury, but is there any chance you get TE Eli Wolf back soon? (Jeff Zrebiec) "There is, yes. I don't have a date on that yet. I'm not expecting that to draw out too much longer. I'm hopeful to see him back in the next couple of days, but I haven't gotten word of that yet. As far as the rest of the injuries go, the plan right now is … The first injury report is going to come out … Oh, I have it right here. Let me check. September 9, OK? So, that will be the definitive time on the injuries. Until then, everything is a couple days, no more than a week, and if it's more than that, I'll try to keep you informed on that of any serious-type injuries that come up. The rest of it really is just training camp stuff, Eli's [Wolf] in that category until further notice. We haven't heard anything different on that, and we'll go from there."

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