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John Harbaugh has plans “B” through “Z” for lockout

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has been one of the most, if not the most, candid of the NFL coaches regarding the possibility of a lockout, recently elaborated on the specific plans for dealing with the possibility of lost practice time during a cessation of business operations.

Appearing with Steve Davis and Ed Norris of 105.7 the Fan in Baltimore, Harbaugh said that the Ravens have backup plans ranging from “B” to “Z” based on the duration of the “impending lockout.”

Harbaugh explained that the worst-case scenario entails a three-week, post-lockout period to get ready for the regular season, and that the focus of the truncated training camp will be installing game plans for the first four opponents.

He also said that, during an offseason lockout, the coaches will focus on preparing game plans for all 14 opponents.

(The actual task won’t be as daunting.  Every team plays 13 other foes.  Unless he already knows that the season will be expanding in 2011 to 17 games.)

Harbaugh also defended offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, and the fourth-year coach said that he had no problem with quarterback Joe Flacco’s criticism of the decision to fire quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn.  Indeed, Harbaugh gushed about Flacco’s performance and potential.

“Statistically, he’s one of the best third-year quarterbacks in history of football,” Harbaugh said.  “I don’t think we should ever lose sight of the fact that this guy is as good a third-year quarterback as has played in the history of this game so far.  And I believe in him.  He’s my quarterback, he’s our quarterback, he’s going to be our quarterback, and we’re going to win championships with this guy.”

That’s a lot of confidence in Flacco, but it’s not misplaced.  Then again, with all these coaches vowing to win multiple championships with their young quarterbacks, some of these guys are going to have to play into their fifties.

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4 Responses to “John Harbaugh has plans “B” through “Z” for lockout”
  1. clintonportisheadd says: Feb 18, 2011 8:24 AM

    “Harbaugh explained that the worst-case scenario entails a three-week, post-lockout period to get ready for the regular season,…”

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    Actually the worst case scenario is that the owners keep on treating the players as indentured servants and they finally get fed up and become a real union (like baseball) and cause the whole 2011 season to be canceled.

  2. house068 says: Feb 18, 2011 9:35 AM

    He also said that, during an offseason lockout, the coaches will focus on preparing game plans for all 14 opponents.

    (The actual task won’t be as daunting. Every team plays 13 other foes. Unless he already knows that the season will be expanding in 2011 to 17 games.)

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    Maybe he plays 12 teams and the Afc North twice. Since the Browns and Bengals stink, they only need one game plan.

  3. Mike Tomlin says: Feb 18, 2011 10:29 AM

    “Statistically, he’s one of the best third-year quarterbacks in history of football,” Harbaugh said.

    Whys that? Because his defense has won him the most playoff road game? constantly playing on the road in the playoffs isnt necessarly something to be proud of becuase it means there is a team in your division that owns you… oh wait thats the Steelers.

    Serisouly, do Ravens fans even think this guy is as good as Harbaugh advertises him?

  4. danwhitmer says: Feb 19, 2011 12:33 PM

    @Mike Tomlin

    I would rather have Flacco than your rapist of a QB, its just a matter of time before big dummy throws it all away for good!

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