Ravens: John Harbaugh ranked as second-best coach in the NFL

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The Baltimore Ravens have been the model of stability and success under current head coach John Harbaugh. The longtime sideline leader has long been regarded as one of the best coaches in the NFL.

And even as he’s set to enter his 14th season as Baltimore’s head coach in 2021, he’s still ranked as one of the best in the league.

Pro Football Focus recently released a list of the best head coaches in the NFL and coming in at a healthy second on the list was Harbaugh, just one spot behind Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Eric Eager of PFF had some kind words to say about Harbaugh, and his placement on the list is indicative of not only the success he’s had historically, but how he’s adapted as a coach over his decade-plus tenure.

"“Whether it’s by building defenses from back to front, adapting his team to suit the needs of a once-in-a-generation talent at the quarterback position or listening to the math on fourth-down decision-making (he went for it 64% of the time when he should have in 2020, among the league’s highest rates), Harbaugh is one of the best coaches in the league currently and has a Hall of Fame case to make.”"

The Ravens are lucky to have John Harbaugh as their head coach.

In a league with as much coaching staff turnover as the NFL, the Ravens are fortunate to have Harbaugh as their coach. Since taking over for the famed Brian Billick following the 2007 season, Harbaugh has led the Ravens to years of success.

The former special-teams coordinator has a lifetime record of 129-79 (.620) in the regular season and a postseason record of 11-8 (.579). The Ravens have finished below .500 just once in his 13 years with the organization.

They’ve made the postseason in nine of his 13 seasons for a playoff percentage of 69 percent. And, of course, his victory in Super Bowl XLVII will forever go down in franchise history.

Harbaugh has successfully guided the organization through numerous eras from the early days of Joe Flacco to the MVP days of Lamar Jackson in the present.

All the while serving as a calming, steady presence in the locker room. The model of consistency, and the mastermind behind much of the Ravens’ success.

He’ll look to continue adding to his legacy with another successful campaign in 2021 as Baltimore will attempt to make the postseason for the fourth year in a row.

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Only this time they’ll look to make it past the Divisional Round.