Harbaugh does not envision being play caller

Harbaugh does not envision being play caller
January 6, 2014, 1:15 pm
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Do not expect Ravens coach John Harbaugh to take a larger role in play calling during games, whether Jim Caldwell returns as offensive coordinator or not. Harbaugh likes overseeing offense, defense, and special teams, giving his coordinators the authority to call offensive plays and defensive schemes.

“For me, I’m involved in every part of our football (team),” Harbaugh said. “So, if I stand up here and say it’s my fault, then you can know that I’m involved in it. It’s not just lip service.

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“I don’t think my style is ever going to be to take one side of the ball, or one particular phase, and take it over, and then ignore the other two phases. There are coaches that makes sense for, guys that were offensive coordinators their whole career and that’s what they know, or they were quarterback coaches their whole career, and they’re going to take the quarterback. But that’s just not my background. My background has been that I’ve coached in all three phases, for over 30 years of coaching, mostly in the NFL on special teams, or a little bit on defense, and even on offense in college. So, I feel like that was the path that God gave me, and that’s the one I’m going to use.”

Both the Lions and Ravens have interviewed Caldwell for their head coaching jobs, so he could be leaving the Ravens. However, it sounds like the Ravens’ offensive coordinator will continue to be the primary play caller.

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