Ravens coach John Harbaugh had plenty to say about the league’s injury-reporting rules. In response, the league is saying nothing.
Asked if the NFL has any comment in response to Harbaugh’s questions and criticisms of the injury-reporting rules, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello had a one-word reply: “No.”
That may not be good enough for Harbaugh. “If a guy goes out there and doesn’t miss a practice, doesn’t miss a game, and doesn’t wanna be on the injury report and we have to put him on the injury report, I want the league’s answer on that,” Harbaugh said. “I’m looking forward to hearing that.”
He’ll need to keep waiting. And there’s a chance that, in lieu of an answer, he’ll end up with another fine.
None of this changes the fact that Harbaugh raised some good points. But it’s hard not to wonder, as at least on PFT commenter pointed out, whether Harbaugh is complaining about the rule only because he was caught violating it.