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Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson came on Wednesday in defense of Matt Skura, three days after three flawed Ravens Center snapshots disrupted the club in a loss to the New England Patriots and led to online harassment of Skura's family.
Skura said earlier this week that his family was targeted due to his problems in the pouring rain during the setback on Sunday between 11pm and 5pm against the host patriots. Skura said his wife had received several threatening messages.
"I appreciate those who have sent me encouraging messages since the game," Skura wrote on multiple social media accounts. “Please note, however, that my family is prohibited from receiving hateful and threatening news. They don't deserve to be checked for something they haven't done. "
Jackson condemned the harassment and defended Skura's performance on the field. One of the bad snapshots resulted in a 16 yard loss that lasted less than six minutes as the Ravens tried to make a comeback.
“(The center must) check the line. There are a lot of things going on, ”said Jackson. "People shouldn't mess with his family at all. That's a person at the end of the day. That's my teammate, that's my brother. That's just B.S."
Skura took responsibility for his problems in the game on Sunday when he published his social media post.
"I want to take responsibility and apologize for my mistakes in the game (on Sunday)," said Skura.
Skura also struggled with his snaps during the previous game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Raven coach John Harbaugh said a current hand problem Skura was suffering from was not a factor.
"The snapshots absolutely concern us," said Harbaugh. “That was very expensive in the game. It is a difficult thing. Matt knows he needs to get those snaps back. Nobody feels worse about it than him. "
The Ravens (6-3) will host the Tennessee Titans (6-3) on Sunday.
–Field level media