There will be a lot of questions of Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Monday.
And unlike last week, when he was in a jovial mood following a 44-13 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals, he probably will be a bit more testy when looking back on Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
That's because the inquiries may cut a lot deeper than just running back Ray Rice not getting enough carries for the second week in a row or the play-calling that had quarterback Joe Flacco unsuccessfully passing on third-and-short in the fourth quarter.
NFL Radio analyst Rich Gannon, a former NFL quarterback, thought Harbaugh made a mistake in his remarks. Harbaugh said after the game that questions about the play-calling are "fair," which has put offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on the spot.
"That to me is not a good thing. I just think he could've done a better job choosing his words. You gotta stick together. When things are going well you stick together. When things are not going well and you lose a tough game like that, it's the head coach's job to stand up there, protect the players, protect his coaching staff," said Gannon on the Sirius XM show. "I thought those choice of words were unusual for John Harbaugh."
Gannon suggested that Flacco needs to have "more control" at the line of scrimmage and be able to adjust the play-calling. Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans disrupted the Ravens almost single-handedly.
"It's not a big check or audible team. That's not really who they are. They call it. They run it," Gannon said of the Ravens. "A lot of (the calls) are built in as opposed to a 'check with me' or a 'kill' package at the line of scrimmage. I think it's hard to operate and function in this day and age with all the different things defenses are doing if you don't have that flexibility at the line of scrimmage. That's something they have to look at."