Not to be outdone by his little brother, Ravens coach John Harbaugh is heaping praise on the practice habits of his team during Super Bowl week.
On Wednesday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said his team’s practice was perfect, and on Thursday he said that day’s practice had been even better. But on Friday it was John Harbaugh’s turn to talk up his team’s practices.
“It was an A-plus. A-plus-plus,” Harbaugh told pool reporter Peter King of the Super Bowl week practice sessions. “We’re at the stage where we’re clicking on all cylinders and practicing very, very well. We’ve had a few assignment errors, but they’ve been corrected right away. I’m very pleased with how the week has gone.”
A major reason for the Ravens’ stellar practices is that they’re ending the year very healthy: All 53 players on the Ravens’ roster were full participants in practice all week, with no player being limited at all by any injury.
Harbaugh concluded Friday’s practice by thanking his players for how hard they’ve worked all season, and by cautioning them to make Super Bowl weekend all about the team, and to tune out distractions.
“Family, we love ‘em, but they’re not playing in the game. Only the players are, and they need to be at their best Sunday at 6:30,” Harbaugh said.
If they play as well as they practiced, the Ravens will be at their best on Sunday.