The final hot takes
26) The Ravens are looking for at least one new coordinator at the end of this season. If the Ravens have the type of season we all envision them having, I doubt they are able to dodge the coaching carousel hit they were able to dodge last off-season. If the Ravens tank in the first round again this season, or fail to make the playoffs altogether, someone is going to fall for that. It won’t be John Harbaugh.
27) Harbaugh hits the brakes on the aggression this season. Maybe this is wishful thinking for me but I am over the fourth down aggression and two point conversion mumbo jumbo. For all of the working it did throughout the 2019 season, it played a key role in the Ravens loss to the Titans as Baltimore twice failed on key fourth downs.
28) There are no revenge games on the 2020 schedule. The Ravens defeating the Chiefs in Week Three means next to nothing if they don’t deliver a playoff win come January. Yes they have beaten the Ravens in back to back seasons in KC, and it would be nice to see the Ravens notch a win in that contest. But revenge? For what? As for the Titans clash in Week 11, would you really get a feeling of revenge/satisfaction if the Ravens pistol-whipped Tennessee in that game? They still embarrassed the Ravens on their home field in a playoff game. Advantage Titans.
29) Their will be no first round playoff clunker this season for the Ravens. The past two seasons have ended in disappointing home playoff losses in their first game of each postseason. That won’t be the case this year as the Ravens will win their first playoff game under Lamar Jackson.
30) The Ravens are not going to win the Super Bowl this season. For many, this will lead to a pitchforks out scene. It’s simple for me: there are 31 other teams including the defending champions in the Kansas City Chiefs. The odds are in the field’s favor. I’ll be hoping that of all the takes included in this piece, this one is the one that is wrong.