John Harbaugh learning to relish his breaks from football

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There’s no question Ravens coach John Harbaugh remains a competitor.

But the 54-year-old coach also has learned to appreciate the rare breaks he gets from his job, along with the everyday moments he needs to unplug.

I’m learning how to enjoy the car ride home,” Harbaugh said at the end of minicamp, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “I’m learning how to enjoy a phone conversation with a friend and just enjoy that moment — be in that moment. It has been good for me personally to become more aware of thinking like that. I am going to try to do that for the next five weeks. Football is OK if it is there, but I am going to enjoy those moments.”

While that sounds almost revolutionary (particularly in a Type-A family such as his), Harbaugh said he just realized sometimes he just needs to be.

“Just take a deep breath and say, ‘That is a pretty good song on the radio.’ It is OK,” he said. “If that guy wants to pass me, OK. Pull over a little bit and go, buddy. It is not a competition on the highway. There is plenty of competition in life without fighting on the highway.”

The good news is, he has five weeks to breathe, and hang out with the kids, and enjoy the family time available to him before training camp starts. Because soon enough, those moments are going to be rare.

13 responses to “John Harbaugh learning to relish his breaks from football

  1. Take a breath and reflect on that fact that you’re more successful than your brother, even though he gets 100x more media coverage for some odd reason I’ll never understand.

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    Maybe Harbaugh could take a break from lying? Here’s his televised comments on NBC prior to the 2015 Super Bowl :

    “I heard all that, I couldn’t believe it when I heard it,” Harbaugh told Bob Costas. “It’s ridiculous, it never happened, I’ve been, I never made any call, nobody in our organization made any call. As a matter of fact, just to make sure I had all the facts, I called up Chuck Pagano and asked him, ‘Did anybody else in our organization tip you off about deflated footballs?’ and he said, ‘No way.’”

    We all know that this was a direct and deliberate lie. Harbaugh knew that his special teams coach, Jerry Rosberg, sent emails to Colts equipment manager, Sullivan, who forwarded the information to Grigson and Pagano. This is not conjecture. It comes directly from the Wells Report and has been accepted by all parties as factual.

    John Harbaugh is a liar, a fraud, a sore loser and coward. How can he expect his players to take responsibility for their actions when his default course of action is to lie?
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  3. 6ball says:
    Jun 20, 2017 9:03 AM
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    Maybe Harbaugh could take a break from lying? Here’s his televised comments on NBC prior to the 2015 Super Bowl :

    “I heard all that, I couldn’t believe it when I heard it,” Harbaugh told Bob Costas. “It’s ridiculous, it never happened, I’ve been, I never made any call, nobody in our organization made any call. As a matter of fact, just to make sure I had all the facts, I called up Chuck Pagano and asked him, ‘Did anybody else in our organization tip you off about deflated footballs?’ and he said, ‘No way.’”

    We all know that this was a direct and deliberate lie. Harbaugh knew that his special teams coach, Jerry Rosberg, sent emails to Colts equipment manager, Sullivan, who forwarded the information to Grigson and Pagano. This is not conjecture. It comes directly from the Wells Report and has been accepted by all parties as factual.

    John Harbaugh is a liar, a fraud, a sore loser and coward. How can he expect his players to take responsibility for their actions when his default course of action is to lie?
    .

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    Well, they can’t all be paragons of non-stop forthcoming truthfulness like Bill Bellichick.
    Related: Can’t you go place your misguided and disproportionate inner rage somewhere else, like on an opposing political party or a minority group or your family or something?

  4. he’ll find out that after fifty something years, it won’t be so easy to do.

    eventually, the new you forgets, and the urge to not let the other driver punk you out will emerge.

  5. Belicheat is a liar, a fraud, a sore loser and coward. How can he expect his players to take responsibility for their actions when his default course of action is to lie?
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    I don’t like the Ravens or Harbaugh, but I respect them and their fans far more than the pathetic oxygen wasting troll’s supporting the Pat’s. Climate change would be positively enhanced with the absence of these pathetic clowns.

    Glad to see Harbaugh gain some perspective on the importance of the little things in life. My experience as a veteran taught me that nearly 50 years ago…..
    As we said then still holds true….don’t sweat the small stuff it don’t mean nothing.

  6. Haha sounds like he has finally accepted that MD has some of the worst drivers in the nation. You can be all Zen and relaxed about it or go nuts and be part of the problem. Good advice from Harbs. Hope these men can elevate their play this season.

  7. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jun 20, 2017 10:18 AM
    Belicheat is a liar, a fraud, a sore loser and coward. How can he expect his players to take responsibility for their actions when his default course of action is to lie?

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    You mad ‘bro?

  8. nhpats says:
    Jun 20, 2017 10:50 AM
    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jun 20, 2017 10:18 AM
    Belicheat is a liar, a fraud, a sore loser and coward. How can he expect his players to take responsibility for their actions when his default course of action is to lie?

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    You mad ‘bro?

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    Amused, troll, amused by your lack of attention to detail. I put Belicheats name where 6Ball had Harbaugh’s name and if that displays anger that’s news to me. Seems you are drunk on maple syrup vapors….ease off Skippy you may damage already damaged goods.

    You Pat’s trolls are a very prissy lot of vindictive adolescents leaping at real and imaginary slights at a moments notice. Hey relax, for most there is more meaningful things in life than football. Try it ….you may even like.

  9. 6ball says:
    Jun 20, 2017 9:03 AM

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    Maybe Harbaugh could take a break from lying? Here’s his televised comments on NBC prior to the 2015 Super Bowl :

    “I heard all that, I couldn’t believe it when I heard it,” Harbaugh told Bob Costas. “It’s ridiculous, it never happened, I’ve been, I never made any call, nobody in our organization made any call. As a matter of fact, just to make sure I had all the facts, I called up Chuck Pagano and asked him, ‘Did anybody else in our organization tip you off about deflated footballs?’ and he said, ‘No way.’”

    We all know that this was a direct and deliberate lie. Harbaugh knew that his special teams coach, Jerry Rosberg, sent emails to Colts equipment manager, Sullivan, who forwarded the information to Grigson and Pagano. This is not conjecture. It comes directly from the Wells Report and has been accepted by all parties as factual.

    John Harbaugh is a liar, a fraud, a sore loser and coward. How can he expect his players to take responsibility for their actions when his default course of action is to lie?

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    Let me guess, you had these cooments on your wall with all the other news clippings, photos etc.

    Creeper.

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