Reason Two: Starting Over Is Scary
When John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco came to town there was a buzz about the team. It was a new era, it was exciting and fresh. Many fans want to get that feeling again. A new direction is always something that gives us hope and energy. However, the only reason that feeling came to town, was because Harbaugh and Flacco were the right people to rejuvenate the franchise. It’s easy to think the grass might be greener on the other side, but for all you know, there is a moat with hungry crocodiles in it.
Harbaugh is 84-57 in the regular season. The Ravens have gone 10-5 in the playoffs under Harbaugh. When the team has made the playoffs in the Harbaugh era, they have never lost their first playoff game. Harbaugh has taken the purple and black to three AFC Championship games and won Super Bowl XLVII. Things may not be what they once were, but it’s still could be a lot worse. Harbaugh has still only had one losing season. Say what you want about the 2016 Ravens, they had a shot.
Harbaugh is a good head coach. He may not have every answer there is. He may frustrate us to no end sometimes. At the end of the day however, the good outweighs the bad. Do you really think Josh McDaniels or Kyle Shanahan could top what Harbaugh has done? Even if you do, that is a scary thing to bet on.