"I have a lot of respect for Hue. Hue has a way of relating to players. Cam [Cameron] was the O.C., but the calmness that Hue brings in his relationship with Joe or just with anybody in the building, I think that was very beneficial in Joe’s ability to go out there and play in his first year. I’ve got a lot of respect for Hue."
Newsome is talking about Jackson's work with quarterback Joe Flacco, a former Super Bowl Champion. Flacco was a rookie in 2008 and Jackson was his quarterbacks coach for two years. As far as the Ravens' draft this year, Newsome understands that quarterback-needy teams might be calling his way. Regardless of what happens, he'll be prepared:
"You have to ask those teams that are looking for quarterbacks," said Newsome regarding his thoughts on this year's quarterback class. "I feel real good about the two we’ve got: Joe and Ryan Mallett. You’d have to ask those teams. I’m at number six, so they can always call me.
Whether I’m picking 32, 4, 17, we’re picking sixth and when we get to the first night of the draft, we will have six players graded and be ready to pick one of those six. Five could go and one of them could be left for us. That’s the way we operate. We’ve got to come up with six really good football players that we feel like can come in and help the Baltimore Ravens this year."