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Marlon Humphrey Offers Honest Take on Ravens’ Early Struggles

David Kaestle
Marlon Humphrey had a simple message to his Ravens teammates.
Marlon Humphrey had a simple message to his Ravens teammates. / Associated Press

The Baltimore Ravens have struggled to start the season, sitting at 3-3. While the record isn't a death sentence, the way they have lost those three games have been heartbreaking. In all three of the Ravens' losses, they have surrendered double-digit leads in the second half, and in their most recent loss against the Giants, they gave up a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson has his opinions on why the team has struggled to start, but one of the team's defensive stars, Marlon Humphrey, also has his.

Humphrey thinks the Ravens are pressing too much, trying to hard and its making mistakes happen.

“We all want to make those plays at the end. We all want it, but when we spoke in the team meeting, I was like, ‘We actually need to relax some.’ I think that’s kind of been the problem. We’re pressing so hard that it’s almost doing a reverse effect.”

Marlon Humphrey, Jamison Hensley ESPN

Humphrey might be on to something there, and with a corner as talented as him, and being a big voice in the locker room, you have to imagine the team took his message to heart.

The Ravens will get their first chance to prove that on Sunday in Week 7 as they take on the Cleveland Browns. Baltimore is a 6.5-point home favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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