John Harbaugh: The NFL did their best and the Ravens did our best

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The Ravens have just been through one of the weirdest weeks in NFL history, seeing their game postponed three times because of a COVID-19 outbreak. But coach John Harbaugh thinks it was handled as well as those circumstances could have been handled.

Harbaugh said after the Ravens lost to the Steelers that everyone did everything they could to play the game and play it safely.

“I just feel like the league did their best. We did our best,” Harbaugh said, via ESPN. “We didn’t bat 1.000. Nobody did. The league didn’t. Nobody did. You can’t bat 1.000 against this thing. But I think our response, in terms of our effort, was a perfect effort.”

The Ravens were obviously shorthanded against the Steelers, with star quarterback Lamar Jackson heading a long list of players who missed the game because of COVID-19. But they managed to get the game played, and to Harbaugh, that in and of itself is an accomplishment.

18 responses to “John Harbaugh: The NFL did their best and the Ravens did our best

  1. No John you did not do the best you could. You have absolutely no control over your players.

  2. Did a football coach just make a baseball analogy? Isn’t there some kind of rule against that?

  3. Can we please put to rest all of the goofy “the NFL favors this or that team” nonsense? Goodell clearly explained yesterday what the difference was between requiring the Broncos to play their game as scheduled as opposed to postponing the Ravens/Steelers. He also clearly stated the policy regarding playing games even with position groups missing versus postponing games where there is a widespread outbreak.

    If you cannot understand the NFL’s policy that is your problem, not some tinfoil hat conspiracy.

  4. Johnny did your best to try and get this game moved to Week 18. Wildcat strike. The NFL picking and choosing which teams gets pushed back so they can play and which ones plays without any QB’s. What a joke. I’m glad I didn’t waste my weekend watching this crap shoot games. this game should have been played thanksgiving night like it was scheduled. And if those crybabies Ravens didn’t show up and play, then you forfeit the game. The Baltimore galvanization has to pay the Pittsburgh players salary for not playing. Fine the entire organization 25 million dollars and forfeit there share of the TV contract. Dock them their entire 2021 draft. Maybe this would send a message to the entire NFL about playing stupid games.

  5. I found it hard to hear NBC’s broadcast team. Something had to be wrong with the audio mix with the fake noise as everything sounded distorted to me. Either that or maybe I’m not prepared to listen to Wednesday football.

  6. gibson45 says:
    December 3, 2020 at 8:38 am
    Can we please put to rest all of the goofy “the NFL favors this or that team” nonsense? Goodell clearly explained yesterday what the difference was between requiring the Broncos to play their game as scheduled as opposed to postponing the Ravens/Steelers. He also clearly stated the policy regarding playing games even with position groups missing versus postponing games where there is a widespread outbreak.

    If you cannot understand the NFL’s policy that is your problem, not some tinfoil hat conspiracy.

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    Man, people like you have such comprehension issues. There is no set policy, punishments standards, or transparency.

    The way he operates isn’t a conspiracy, it’s his way of trying to maximize ROI.

    To make it seem like all commissioners behave like him is disingenuous.

    Where are the Ravens fines and draft picks punishments?

  7. “You can’t bat 1.000 against this thing. But I think our response, in terms of our effort, was a perfect effort”

    Someone needs to explain to Mr. Harbaugh how math works.

  8. georgeremus says:
    December 3, 2020 at 9:37 am
    I found it hard to hear NBC’s broadcast team. Something had to be wrong with the audio mix with the fake noise as everything sounded distorted to me. Either that or maybe I’m not prepared to listen to Wednesday football.
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    Absolutely brutal. If you insist on having fake crowd noise, fine whatever, but why have it drown out your announcers and have it so loud, inconsistent and unrealistic (it ebbs and flows at time that are not connected to the action on the field in any way) that I needed to turn down the volume on my TV?

  9. touchback6 says: “The way he operates isn’t a conspiracy, it’s his way of trying to maximize ROI.”
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    Um, what?

    They postponed from the primetime Thanksgiving timeslot to a Wednesday afternoon. They lost millions in viewership for that game. That Thursday game was also financially important because of all the Black Friday commercials that were lined up and never aired on TNF.

    Please explain how the NFL was maximizing ROI…

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