If Baltimore coach John Harbaugh is feeling extra pressure with the Ravens’ 4-5 start to their season following Sunday’s 23-16 loss to their AFC North rival Pittsburgh, he’s not acknowledging it.
“I’ve never been somebody that worried about keeping a job,” Harbaugh told the media following his team’s third straight loss. “It’s always been for me doing the job. … I feel really good about the way this team has been for the last 11 years and for the last whatever weeks we’ve been in the season. So no regrets. Never been any regrets here with me. So we’ll keep fighting and that’s what we do.”
When the Ravens missed the postseason for the third straight season in 2017, eliminated by the Cincinnati Bengals in the season finale on a stunning last-minute touchdown to end the season at 9-7, owner Steve Bisciotti said he pondered cutting ties with Harbaugh in the offseason.
Now NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport has reported that the organization is again questioning whether to make a move.
The Ravens made the playoffs for five straight seasons under Harbaugh, winning the Super Bowl in the 2012 season to cap the run. But the team has just one postseason win since then.
“You always feel pressure. This is a pressure league. It’s the National Football League,” Harbaugh said Sunday. “I was hoping we be, what, 7-2 at this point. That was the goal. That was the idea that we could be. You just feel disappointed.”