Baltimore Ravens: All we want for Christmas in 2018 is…
A Coach of the Year Award for John Harbaugh:
From “Fire this man!” and talking about potential replacements (my bad, everyone) to potential Coach of the Year candidate? Talk about one hell of a season for Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh.
Harbaugh, who achieved his 100th career win with Baltimore a few weeks ago, has taken the heat from his seat and placed it into his team’s performance. The Ravens are the hottest team in the NFL right now and have the swagger to take on anyone right now. It’s not just an attitude, either. These Baltimore Ravens can beat anyone you put them up against.
Baltimore went toe-to-toe with an NFC heavy-weight in the New Orleans Saints before they got hot. They just took the Kansas City Chiefs to overtime and barely lost to them. Forget the mantra that the Baltimore Ravens lose when it matters most, because right now this team is celebrating after a win in the locker room, but as soon as they leave it’s back to business.
This isn’t the same approach the team took in the past. This was a unit that often got lost in the moment and looked ahead instead of focusing on what’s next. Whatever happened during the bye week has completely shifted the identity of the Baltimore Ravens entirely. It almost feels like a completely different team than we’ve seen in quite some time, and it all starts at the top with John Harbaugh.
Harbaugh has always been considered a player’s coach, and the team is incredibly motivated to assure him his position with the organization in 2019. This kind of turnaround at this point in the year is what gets everyone’s attention, and right now it’s hard to overlook the job that John Harbaugh has done for the 2018 Baltimore Ravens.