Start of 2018 Preseason games.....

 began last night for the Ravens in the Hall of Fame Game against the Chicago Bears, which the Ravens managed to hold onto for the win, 17-16.  For what is obviously a close look at the new talent being addressed on all teams, the preseason did not disappoint for our Ravens; EXCEPT for me.  No starters meant sit back, relax, and watch what your team has in store for you this season in the NFL.  Perriman still needs a lot of improvement to make the team, IMO, and as for RJ, I thought he looked a lot better than expected; however, our newly drafted Heisman Trophy winner, Lamar Jackson needs to sit down and WATCH AND LEARN before I put any faith in his performance as a back-up to Joe Flacco.  Fingers crossed Joe stays healthy this season, because he did perform well in training camp.  I think if it were up to Joe Cool, RJ would be his back-up as oppossed to Jackson, but as in every season, we shall see how it all pans out when the real games begin next month.

One thing I do think the league will be taking a very close look at this year is this new hitting with the helmut rule.  If they don't lay some proper ground rules at what is and what is not a legal hit, I see way too many penalties and delays, taking away from the enjoyment of watching the NFL games this season.  They have at least a month to watch closely and decide what is a "head-down overly aggressive" tackle and what is simply a good take-down, which will in many cases will include the helmut being involved in the contact.