John Harbaugh Says Safeties Need to Step Up, Ravens Will Bounce Back


Nov 2, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (right) leads his team onto the field to play the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption.  Today we talk about the Raven’s tattered secondary, John Harbaugh says the safeties need to step up, how the Ravens can get back in the playoff race, and some good news on the injury front.

John Harbaugh: Safeties Need to Step Up

"More than halfway through the season, the Ravens have yet to find their starting safeties.After seeing the secondary give up 340 passing yards and a whopping six touchdowns to Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers on Sunday, Head Coach John Harbaugh challenged the unit to step up.Baltimore would like to see somebody emerge from the rotating pack.“You want to play in that secondary?” Harbaugh said. “Step up and practice and play well and step up in the games and make plays and be in the right spot. That’s what we’re looking for guys to do.”"

How the Ravens Can Get Back in Playoff Hunt

"The Baltimore Ravens have suffered back-to-back losses in the AFC North. With an injured secondary, will the Ravens be able to bounce back in the coming weeks?Watch Glenn Younes of 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore and Bleacher Report’s Stephen Nelson discuss the impact of injuries on the Ravens offense."

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Ravens are Being Outcoached

"It was interesting to hear Ben Roethlisberger talk about the adjustment the Steelers made in their blocking scheme after the Ravens notched three sacks in a row during a single drive in the first quarter. He pointed out that Pittsburgh went to more max protection to deal with the Baltimore assault.The move paid off in a big way, as the Steelers’ kept tight ends Matt Spaeth and Heath Miller in to chip and protect the OTs against Suggs and Dumervil. The Colts employed a similar game plan weeks ago to reduce the heat around the corner."

Will Hill Plans on Stepping up His Game

 John Harbaugh Says Ravens Will Bounce Back

"The Ravens suffered their largest margin of defeat of the season Sunday night. They were routed by 20 points after falling by a combined 17 points in their other three losses. “We’ll bounce back,” coach John Harbaugh said. “The NFL season is long for a reason. You can look back at every season, and history will prove that you can be blown out and bounce back. We’ve done it before. Plenty of NFL teams have done it before. Teams have done it this year in the National Football League. That’s what we’ve got to do. There are still seven games left in the season. There’s a lot of opportunities to win football games.”"