Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that there’s a “serious frustration” with HC John Harbaugh and the direction of the team from within the organization.
According to Rapoport, the Ravens were in a “playoff-or-bust” season and Harbaugh wasn’t given a contract extension this year, which means he’s under contract through 2019.
While the Ravens will head into their bye, Rapoport says it seems “a little farfetched” that Baltimore would replace Harbaugh midseason and barring a total catastrophe against the Steelers, changes were unlikely to be made at this time.
After the game, Harbaugh told reporters that he’s never been concerned about his job status.
“I’ve never been somebody that worried about keeping a job,” Harbaugh said, via NFL.com. “It’s always been for me doing the job. … I feel really good about the way this team has been for the last 11 years and for the last whatever weeks we’ve been in the season. So no regrets. Never been any regrets here with me. So we’ll keep fighting and that’s what we do.”
“You always feel pressure. This is a pressure league. It’s the National Football League,” Harbaugh added. “I was hoping we be, what, 7-2 at this point. That was the goal, that was the idea that we could be. You just feel disappointed.”
Harbaugh, 56, began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles in 1998 as their special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach. He spent 10 years in Philadelphia before he was hired as the Ravens’ head coach in 2008.
During his nine years with the team, Harbaugh has led them to a record of 98-71 (58 percent), which includes six playoff appearances and one Super Bowl championship in 2012.
We’ll have more regarding Harbaugh as the news is available.