Aaron Donald says Rams has a plan for Ravens QB Lamar Jackson
With the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens matched up for the NFL’s Week 12 Monday Night Football tilt, all eyes will be on probably the league’s leading MVP candidate in Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. The former Heisman Trophy winner and Louisville signal-caller is a magician with the football, with dynamic playmaking skills and running ability, which both threaten the opposing defense. Two-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald of the Rams has a “plan” for Jackson, however.
“You never want to play a quarterback that can run like that, but it’s going to be tough. But we’ve got a game plan to try to get him caged in, boxed in. We’ve just got to do our job and not miss tackles,” Donald said.
“He can do a lot of different things. When he’s got the ball in his hands, he’s a tough guy to get down to the ground. We know what to expect with that just from seeing him on film. We’ve got a game plan, we just have to go out there and execute,” Donald said.
Donald, 28, is having a bit of a down year when it comes to raw production numbers—after leading the league in sacks last season with 20.5, he has only recorded eight through 10 games—but the five-time Pro-Bowl defensive tackle has made his presence felt despite the gaudy numbers. Donald has an intimidating force around him, and he’s an excellent pass rusher, making opposing quarterbacks hurry up and slip up in spite of fewer sacks this season.
It should be a very engaging matchup with Jackson on offense and Donald hunting down the Ravens quarterback on defense.