John Harbaugh Speaks on Critics, Jim Harbaugh, Buying Andy Reid Dinner


Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh before the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news and notes from around the web.  Today we discuss John Harbaugh’s opinion on critics, his promise to buy Andy Reid dinner, his brother’s impending move to Michigan, Timmy Jernigan’s prospects for playing Saturday, and Joe Flacco’s finest season.

John Harbaugh Speaks Out About Critics

It always feels good when you prove the critics and naysayers wrong, and by making the postseason, the Ravens have done just that.  Thanks to the Chiefs, of course.  Harbaugh had some pretty choice words for the doubters in his press conference yesterday, and perhaps rightfully so.

The media has certainly been very critical of the Ravens this season, including yours truly.  But when you coach an NFL team, you might as well accept the fact that you will always have critics.  Fans expect their teams to play well and compete every single week.  The only way to silence them is to win.

John also had some words regarding the notion that his brother, Jim Harbaugh, had issues with players in the locker room.

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