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John Harbaugh wants the Ravens to be a "dynasty"

Ravens coach John Harbaugh doesn’t want to win a championship.  Instead, he wants to win all of them.

“The idea is to build a dynasty,” Harbaugh told the team’s official web site.  “That’s what
we’re trying to do.”

Every team would like to do that.  Few talk about it.  Even fewer can do it.

“[T]o do that you’ve got to win multiple championships,” Harbaugh said.  “We’ve said
that.  And to win multiple championships, first you’ve got to win one.  
They won one in 2000, and we need to win our next one, and this year is
as good as any to get that done.”

The Ravens very well could be on the cusp of being a serious year-in, year-out contender.  Indeed, for the first two years of Harbaugh’s tenure, they’ve been just that.

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  1. 7370355q says: Jun 11, 2010 1:18 PM

    this is like the 4th john harbaugh post in a span of about a day and a half that is ridiculous.

  2. PittsburghSteelerz says: Jun 11, 2010 1:18 PM

    Hard to be a dynasty when your always looking up at the Steelers.

  3. 7370355q says: Jun 11, 2010 1:19 PM

    they have the front office to build one.

  4. jerseykingpin says: Jun 11, 2010 1:19 PM

    YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT!!!!!!!!!!! Try and win ONE first thats hows the game is played or just send Ray out to knife the other teams

  5. Reedhof20 says: Jun 11, 2010 1:20 PM

    Comments anyone? I HAVE to give Squealer fans a pass on this for obvious reasons – but Clowns fans? Bungle Fans? Oh yeah, you haven’teven gone to the playoffs twice in row- let alone aspiring to be a dynasty.

  6. robert ethen says: Jun 11, 2010 1:21 PM

    Harbaugh would like to model his after the one built by the famous Chinese coach Ming many years ago.

  7. Joseph says: Jun 11, 2010 1:23 PM

    I believe that every coach/player/fan wants their team to be a dynasty.

  8. ronmexico says: Jun 11, 2010 1:23 PM

    ol’ John might want to work on one in a row first.

  9. Spungy says: Jun 11, 2010 1:24 PM

    Dynasty. Like “Who shot JR?”.
    Was it Donte or Ray?

  10. Joe Flacco says: Jun 11, 2010 1:24 PM

    We have the pieces, we just need to execute. Go Ravens.

  11. tkebean says: Jun 11, 2010 1:24 PM

    They’re on the cusp…until Flacco completely flops out this year. He started great last year and then teams got tape on him. After that he stunk and I expect that to continue for years to come. There’s a reason this guy couldn’t even start at Pitt. He’ll be the Ravens second first round QB bust.

  12. ampats says: Jun 11, 2010 1:24 PM

    Is it something in the water in Baltimore ??
    First you get Rex not kissing anybody’s rings and kicking every team’s ass and now Harbaugh is talking about dynasty’s without first winning the AFC North not withstanding the Super Bowl.
    The Ravens have a great team but haven’t won anything yet. They very well may make to the SB.
    BUT
    Interesting how you don’t see the Colts or the Patriots telling everyone how great they are.

  13. Tinbender says: Jun 11, 2010 1:25 PM

    Yea, and I want to win the lottery twice, but first I have to win it once.

  14. Flaccodelic says: Jun 11, 2010 1:27 PM

    Good, that’s what every coach should want. Of course posting it here is just another excuse for Squeelers and Clowns fans to make out-of-context references to Ray Lewis. Shameful.
    PS- Ben Roethlisberger rapes underage girls.

  15. I didn't hear no bell. says: Jun 11, 2010 1:28 PM

    Try making it to the Superbowl first. Win it and then repeat the next year. Then maybe you can talk about being a dynasty.

  16. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 1:28 PM

    Good to shoot high and have high expectations. Maybe that will help the Ravens from taking a step backwards like they did in 2005 and 2007. Ozzie Newsome seems to be a good evaluator of talent and their defense has ranked among the top three in the league in three of the last four years. Impossible to say if they’ll win another championship soon but the Ravens do seem to have the pieces in place both on and off the field to be a serious contender for the next few years.

  17. WhoDeySood5 says: Jun 11, 2010 1:29 PM

    Swept em’. Go Bengals

  18. mama tried says: Jun 11, 2010 1:29 PM

    how about start by winning one, THEN you can talk about a dynasty, fool!!

  19. irishsamurai says: Jun 11, 2010 1:30 PM

    this constitutes as newsworthy,,doesnt every team think and say the same thing,but he is right,first he has to win one befoore they can even think about dynasty,maybe first he can get all his veterns in otas

  20. cutplax says: Jun 11, 2010 1:33 PM

    What is up with all the PFT Ravens ballwashing and pom-pom waving?
    The Rats will never win a title with Joe Flacco at QB. 46.5 career QB rating in the playoffs, 1 td vs 6 INT’s. The guy is Captain Choke-a-lot. Their horrid corner play won’t help matters either.
    Take a lot of balls and zero brains to talk about a dynasty when you haven’t even reached the big dance.
    Pathetic. Is somebody from Baltimore paying PFT to run these fanboy Ravens stories or what???

  21. Jax says: Jun 11, 2010 1:34 PM

    Once again Florio…you post some crap

  22. cutplax says: Jun 11, 2010 1:37 PM

    The team that won ONE division title (2006) in 6 years is talking DYNASTY?!?!?
    BWAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!!!
    Can’t wait for the Lions to start talking Dynasty too!

  23. KILLER FIN says: Jun 11, 2010 1:39 PM

    got to win in the playoffs FIRST!!!

  24. cutplax says: Jun 11, 2010 1:39 PM

    Hey Baltimore, there is a team in your division that has won 2 of the past 5 SB’s, while you have won merely 1 division title.
    The team with multiple rings isn’t talking dynasty, so why the hell are you?
    “Baltimoron” a word has never rang more true!

  25. Reedhof20 says: Jun 11, 2010 1:39 PM

    Hey ampats – he said he “wants” to build a dynasty – he didn’t say that they were one. Have you recovered from January yet?

  26. cutplax says: Jun 11, 2010 1:40 PM

    Florio just LOVES teams that wear PURPLE. Says a lot about his sexualtity…
    PS – Joe Flacco rapes muppets, mainly Ernie.

  27. craigolney says: Jun 11, 2010 1:40 PM

    Ozzie does not get enough credit for what he has done with the Ravens. Greatest GM ever!

  28. 69ers says: Jun 11, 2010 1:43 PM

    Step 1…shave Flacco’s uni

  29. mac1515 says: Jun 11, 2010 1:45 PM

    dont you have to win a super bowl first? in the past 2 years i must of missed the ravens winning the super bowl!

  30. TheBengal13 says: Jun 11, 2010 1:46 PM

    Try not to get swept by the Bengals again before you “build a dynasty” there, Johnny.

  31. ham1 says: Jun 11, 2010 1:47 PM

    Balitimoron.

  32. Chicksdigmylongballs says: Jun 11, 2010 1:47 PM

    How is this news? Every organization and head coach in the league wants to do and say the same thing! If Rex Ryan wouldve said such a bold and daring statement then the comments wouldve been flooded with ppl that love his tenacity and fire lol but since harbaugh said it then tons of ppl who won’t admit to which shitty team the root for will come on here and spit 10 year old jokes about Ray Lewis and how theyre paper champions when nobody but fans have crowned them that. Not one member of that team has gone on espn or Twitter and talked about how there the favorite in the conference or division yet it seems like a member of the cowboys does every year. You fans on here have such a double standard it’s ridiculous. Comming from a chargers fan who can only sit back and admire the ravens front office coaching staff players and organization bcuz of how profesional they are when my team cuts a future hof player constintl. Treats players with disrespect and doesn’t have the balls to get rid of ppl they should (norv turner/the kicker who shall not be named) I applaud u ravens

  33. DemocratsAreStupid says: Jun 11, 2010 1:49 PM

    He said a dynasty is the goal . . . not what’s he already done. Pats had a dynasty and the Colts could’ve if Manning didn’t choke in big games

  34. ArtModellsPimp says: Jun 11, 2010 1:49 PM

    Dynasty?
    Yeah…that’ll happen. Just as soon as Art Modell is elected into the HOF.
    Jump, Art…

  35. DemocratsAreStupid says: Jun 11, 2010 1:51 PM

    cutplax has a tiny penis

  36. steelerfansarere-tards says: Jun 11, 2010 1:53 PM

    Dude, how stupid are you people.
    “Try winning one first.”
    Did you not read the damn article? He even said “And to win multiple championships, first you’ve got to win one”
    The stupidity of you people is through the charts.

  37. ampats says: Jun 11, 2010 1:54 PM

    To be honest reedhof20 I was not surprised that they lost last January. I didn’t feel we had a Super Bowl team last year, a playoff team yes.
    When you compete every year for the Lombardi, you get a feeling if that team could be special.
    When Welker went down that sealed the fate.
    Last year was LY it has nothing to do with what will happen this season otherwise your former DC has plans to be in Dallas in February.
    Talk about wishful thinking.

  38. Stillerz says: Jun 11, 2010 1:59 PM

    Joe Flacco just pulled a Willie Beamen and threw up in the huddle at practice.
    Dude cracks under pressure in a playoff game how is he gonna handle a superbowl or 3??

  39. jerseykingpin says: Jun 11, 2010 2:10 PM

    steelerfansarere-tards says:
    June 11, 2010 1:53 PM
    Dude, how stupid are you people.
    “Try winning one first.”
    Did you not read the damn article? He even said “And to win multiple championships, first you’ve got to win one”
    The stupidity of you people is through the charts.
    —————————–
    YES MORON we did but how can he talk about a dynasty . He should of just said can we win one because a dynasty is more then one or two

  40. 7370355q says: Jun 11, 2010 2:10 PM

    @TheBengal13
    he swept the bengals his first year, and I’ll be awaiting your carson wasn’t our quarterback excuse.
    @cutplax
    You are an idiot steeler fan posting on ravens articles because of your concern that you are gonna be beat again
    @KILLER FIN
    You of all posters should know the ravens have won in the playoffs when they beat the dolphins (assuming that is your team) in the wildcard playoff game.
    And everybody talking about flacco’s qb rating in playoffs, first year he was a rookie, 2nd year his leg was nearly broken and both years heres the kicker he had derrick mason as his #1 let that soak in for a little bit. Now he has 3 great pass catching tight ends, boldin, mason and stallworth as his receivers, and ray rice as his running back (who was a nonfactor flacco’s first year) expect a lot more from flacco this year.

  41. Rapistberger says: Jun 11, 2010 2:15 PM

    Cutplax wut do u cut and paste ur comments? Ur so repetitive….. like Cutler’s interceptions…

  42. WVUColumbus says: Jun 11, 2010 2:15 PM

    Sorry Ravens-Cream of the AFC is the Steelers, Colts and Patriots. You can dream though.

  43. longestlegs says: Jun 11, 2010 2:21 PM

    Is every item posted supposed to be a ‘news item’? From my short time reading this site things would be pretty boring if ‘stories’ broke as slowly as ESPN. com or NFL.
    You dudes would be super bored, and would have no outlet for your mysoginistic rants!
    Do people read threads before posting or is it always,”I’ve got a great line!” and then blindly post the same thing everyone else does?
    HEY BALTIMORONS
    SWEPT
    GORTSTA WAHN ONE FORST DURRRRRR
    Morons.

  44. Football says: Jun 11, 2010 2:27 PM

    Any coach that is dumb enough to say “I want us to be a dynasty” will never have a dynasty.
    Worry about beating the Bengals first, before you talk about your dynsatic fantasies.

  45. frox says: Jun 11, 2010 2:28 PM

    These comments are so ridiculous it is hard to even respond. Cutplax, how ’bout taking a breath and collecting your thoughts instead of posting 4 comments in 7 minutes.
    These are the facts boys and girls. Few teams even make the playoffs in back to back years (any comments Bengal fans?). The Ravens won 3 games in the past two playoffs (both with Flacco at QB) with both losses coming to the AFC Champs. That is not bad. And you can preach all you want about his stats, but with QBs it is all about wins and the Steelers golden child put up some lousy stats in his first few playoff games (particularly the Super Bowl). And yes, the Bengals swept the Ravens last year. They also were one and done in the playoffs losing at home. That leaves them and their franchise QB winless in the playoffs over the past 20 years I believe. So I will take my 3rd year QB with 3 playoff wins, back to back playoff seasons and a sweet unibrow. All Harbs is doing is setting the bar high. It’s really not that surprising.
    No go unleash hell somewhere else Steeler fans!

  46. NinersRule! says: Jun 11, 2010 2:29 PM

    Really? A coach that wants to win? Gadzooks!

  47. jamaltimore says: Jun 11, 2010 2:40 PM

    Keep Hatin on Flacco. Pretty easy to figure out when you have 1 receiver to throw to. He will light it up this year. Ravens have nothing to shy away from and they have every reason to believe they’ll be in the hunt for the SB for the next 5 years at least.

  48. larazaboycottazgoahead says: Jun 11, 2010 2:41 PM

    flo…take down the poster of harbaugh that is nailed to your ceiling above your bed

  49. Actlikea2yrold says: Jun 11, 2010 2:49 PM

    WVUColumbus says: Cream of the AFC is the Steelers
    HAHAHAHA….. Swept them too.
    I personally love it that he says he wants to build a dynasty cuz just like the fat coach in NY, its gona make it sweeter when they blow it….again.

  50. AlanSaysYo says: Jun 11, 2010 2:50 PM

    Ray Lewis watched J.R. get shot and then Joe Flacco’s uncles dumped the body.

  51. Hooj says: Jun 11, 2010 2:53 PM

    what’s a coach supposed to say? “Yeah, I’d like to maybe win just one super bowl and then dabble in mediocrity until I get fired.” ok.

  52. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: Jun 11, 2010 2:56 PM

    DemocratsAreStupid says:
    cutplax has a tiny penis
    Correction – Cutplax has a tiny puss-filled penis

  53. DanRooney says: Jun 11, 2010 3:08 PM

    Ray Lewis shanks little boys
    PS – Flacco is still 0-4 vs. Roethlisberger

  54. BP says: Jun 11, 2010 3:08 PM

    Is Harbaugh related to Rex Ryan?

  55. BaltimoreSports says: Jun 11, 2010 3:10 PM

    Purple Reign has begun.

  56. 7370355q says: Jun 11, 2010 3:19 PM

    @Actlikea2yrold
    u ra living up to your name. since when have the ravens blown their chances at being a dynasty. they are a competitor to win the division year in and year out and reach the playoffs. The bengals have yet to take ownership of that tradition. The ravens are definitely high on the list to win a super bowl this season and more.

  57. jerseykingpin says: Jun 11, 2010 3:27 PM

    @cutplax
    You are an idiot steeler fan posting on ravens articles because of your concern that you are gonna be beat again
    ——————-
    WTF are you talking about MORON the ravens fan post more on the STEELERS articles then Steelers fans . I love the part about being beat again hmmmmmmm thats funny

  58. football genius says: Jun 11, 2010 3:31 PM

    what if Tomlin unleashes hell? oh yeah….

  59. Allan says: Jun 11, 2010 3:35 PM

    Seriously? This is a story? Every coach in the league is aspiring to accomplish the same thing.
    If there is one coach saying “hmm, just one super bowl and then I would like to stink for a while’, he should be fired, immediately.
    Also, people want to bash Flacco’s performance in the playoffs like he is the only guy on the field.
    What is his record in the playoffs (only stat that matters is wins, the rest is for fantasy players)?
    Oh yeah, 3-2, including a trip to the AFC championship game in his first year.
    Steelers fans have a legit point in having a great quarterback…Carson Palmer, what is his record in the playoffs? Don’t get me started on the Browns.

  60. funi says: Jun 11, 2010 3:35 PM

    Dynasty of losing in playoffs is a great possibility, since they been doing that for years!

  61. Raven Maniac says: Jun 11, 2010 3:40 PM

    All Bengals fans:
    So how does this work, you perk up for one good year after a terrible year and now you think your the best in the AFC? Short lived, trust me.
    And to every person using the phrase ‘how can you call the Ravens a dynasty?’:
    He didnt you morons. He said he wants to BUILD one, and first he has to win one. Never said ‘we’re close’ or ‘we are a dynasty.’
    I cannot WAIT for Flacco and this new pass happy offense to show up for game 1 against the Jets, crush that D, and hear the collective silence of all of you idiots on here who think Flacco chokes and a bust.
    SShhhh…..

  62. DeBoe says: Jun 11, 2010 3:40 PM

    The heck with the Ravens, I want the Vikings to be a dynasty. Problem is we have to actually get to the Super Bowl first. That hasn’t happened since the 70s and it probably won’t happen any time soon.

  63. SomeFans says: Jun 11, 2010 4:08 PM

    I dont see it happening. Ravens few D. stars are getting old and their window is closing fast.
    Nice team overall but not looking to be a “dynasty.” It’s hard these days unless the league gets behind you… cough, cough, cheatriots, etc. and look at them now- hopeless.
    Their window looks to be closing also. Just worry about winning one-at-a-time.

  64. Ravenmuscle says: Jun 11, 2010 4:14 PM

    John’s comment is far better than Mike Tomlin’s, Rex Ryan’s, and Belichick’s that they want to lose EVERY game this year

  65. SomeFans says: Jun 11, 2010 4:16 PM

    And everybody talking about flacco’s qb rating in playoffs, first year he was a rookie, 2nd year his leg was nearly broken and both years heres the kicker he had derrick mason as his #1 let that soak in for a little bit.”
    —————————————————
    Ok, all soaked in and all it sounds like are excuses. Thats all.

  66. golongboyee says: Jun 11, 2010 4:18 PM

    I was going to say…….”Insert ignorant Brownstain loser fan comment here”…….but, I see ArtModellsPimp already beat me to the punch………..and special mention goes to cutplax……congrats to you both!!!!

  67. mmartian says: Jun 11, 2010 4:30 PM

    Rules to becoming a dynasty
    1. Aquire a starting caliber CB
    2. Make sure your STARTING Defense is young enough to sustain several championship runs
    3. When at least 1 championship in the last 3 years.
    4. You are permitted to talk about possibly your first championship if you (as a head coach) made it to at least the AFC championship game the previous season
    5. cheating helps
    curious as to how far they are along on that list

  68. Raven410 says: Jun 11, 2010 4:31 PM

    I think it’s hilarious that Steeler fans keep holding on to their Raven sweep 3 years ago lol LET IT GO…and if I recall it correctly…the Steelers were looking up to the Ravens last year. I love alll the hate!! truth is that Flacco has been statistically the most impressive young QB in his first two years since Peyton Manning. Look at Flacco’s stats and what he has accomplised with (formely) one of the worst WR cores in the NFL. Flacco’s main target over the last 2 seasons has been a 37 year old WR…lol. Can’t wait until the season starts!!!

  69. Biglardawg says: Jun 11, 2010 4:35 PM

    So, Harbaugh wants to build a 1980′s soap opera on prime-time television??

  70. ppdoc13 says: Jun 11, 2010 4:58 PM

    Wow. Harbaugh says that his goal is to win a championship. That’s really controversial. Then he says the real goal is to build a dynasty. Like every coach in the NFL would like to do. Also very controversial.
    When are you Squealer and Bungle fans going to learn how to read. What did he say different than any coach in the NFL? Difference between him and most of them is that he has been coaching for two years and has two years of playoffs and a trip to the AFC finals. Both years we lost to the eventual SB winner. Big shame there.
    For all you idiot Bengal fans who keep talking about how those big bad cats swept the Ravens last year, let us remember how you pissed down your leg and lost to a rookie QB in the playoffs making your franchise QB ofer his entire freaking career in the playoffs.
    For you Steeler fans who are commenting, at least your team has won multiple SB’s. You have the right to talk trash. That doesn’t change the fact that most of you are miscreant progeny of incestuous relationships of course, but that is a different issue.
    Go Ravens.

  71. Bmore Styles says: Jun 11, 2010 5:06 PM

    People keep saying Flacco can’t win in the playoffs. The kid is 3-2 in his first two seasons in the league!!! That’s the best or 2nd best record in history for a 2 yr QB. Does this not strike anyone else as absolutely moronic??? I mean I understand it’s coming from a jealous Steeler fan, but still.
    Nobody complained when Ben won the SB with the worst QB rating in history. All Flacco needs to do is not trip over his unibrow and we’re AT LEAST going to the AFC Championship game.
    Don’t let your jealousy get in the way, Steeler fans. We’re not worried about you, we’re thinking about the only other legit competition in the division, the Bengals.

  72. 7370355q says: Jun 11, 2010 5:23 PM

    @mmartian
    Since when has acquiring a starting caliber cornerback been the #1 priority of anybodies priorities list for building a dynasty. Good thing the ravens have a couple, they’re just not the best in the NFL.

  73. 7370355q says: Jun 11, 2010 5:28 PM

    @SomeFans
    A team’s defense doesn’t have to be filled with stars to be a dynasty

  74. JimmySmith says: Jun 11, 2010 5:50 PM

    The guy talks about it, never won a championship before, for crying out loud, he sounds like a Viking fan.

  75. sandy70 says: Jun 11, 2010 6:19 PM

    Actlikea2yrold says:
    June 11, 2010 2:49 PM
    WVUColumbus says: Cream of the AFC is the Steelers
    HAHAHAHA….. Swept them too.
    I personally love it that he says he wants to build a dynasty cuz just like the fat coach in NY, its gona make it sweeter when they blow it….again.
    ————————————————
    You do realize that communism was still a viable political ideology, New Coke and Pepsi Free were the top selling soft drinks, and Whitney Houston and Paula Abdul were sober the last time the Bengals won a playoff game, right?

  76. WetHog says: Jun 11, 2010 6:30 PM

    The Ravens had a chance to build up to “dynasty” status after their one and only SB title, but they decided to give Trent Dilfer the boot in favor of Elvis Grbac. How did that work out by the way?

  77. 7370355q says: Jun 11, 2010 6:47 PM

    @sandy70
    awesome post.

  78. golongboyee says: Jun 12, 2010 11:37 AM

    Wethog………yeah, and Trent Dilfer is a dynasty building QB………are you really this stupid?

  79. ihatebloggers says: Jun 13, 2010 12:24 PM

    So the Ravens coach says he wants to build the team into a dynasty & theres a bunch of “genius” Steeler fans on here calling HIM a moron………..shocker! Maybe he should have said something brilliant & profound like, “We’re gonna unleash hell!!!”
    Bottom line….as the coach of a team that made the playoffs in his 1st two seasons with a rookie QB, no #1 WR, and an “old” defense…I think him believing that he can make that team a dynasty is’nt that far fetch.

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