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‘Anybody that criticizes Lamar Jackson is an absolute idiot’

It’s been a long time since Rex Ryan wore Baltimore Ravens colors — he last coached for the franchise in 2008, but on Monday morning the longtime defensive coach went on the offensive for the Ravens’ young quarterback.

Ryan is known for many things, chief among them his blunt manner.

It’s one of the reasons why he works well as a morning-show talking head: in a space that frowns on nuance and gray area, he is always black-and-white.

During a discussion on ESPN’s “Get Up,” after fellow panelist Ryan Clark noted Lamar Jackson’s success relative to the other quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL draft class, Ryan let us know his thoughts.