Ravens coach John Harbaugh hasn’t made any staff changes yet, but he isn’t ruling it out, either.
“I don’t want to get into all that right now because I just don’t think that would be fair,” Harbaugh said, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “I don’t want to say that I’m never going to do anything or I’m always going to do something. I don’t plan on doing anything right now. And you guys are going to say, ‘Oh, there’s an opening, he’s going to do something.’ … I don’t want to make an oath that I really don’t know the answer to for the future.”
Of course, some of those might not be his call.
Offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell could get some looks for head coaching jobs, but they might need to freshen up the offense anyway.
The Ravens struggled to run this year (a franchise-low 1,328 yards), leading some to wonder about the future of run game coordinator Juan Castillo.
But Harbaugh praised Castillo’s work.
“I guarantee one thing if you talk to any of our coaches, and Juan Castillo is a very accountable guy. Juan Castillo will be the first guy to say, ‘put it all on his shoulders,’” Harbaugh said. “There are probably a lot of people out there willing to do that. … I believe in our coaches. That goes for Juan Castillo, it goes for all of our guys. I think he’s a great coach, but I think all of our guys are great coaches. But we’ve got to coach better. We’ve got to find a way to use our personnel better. We’ve got to get better.”
If he was certain he wasn’t making changes, he could have easily said so. But until there’s a declaration, it’s easy to wonder if they could find a way to upgrade.