Ravens, Harbaugh prepare for familiar face in Pagano
The Ravens have gotten a lot of negative feedback from fans and media experts heading into the playoffs. They dropped three in a row and four of their last five but still won the AFC North.
But coach John Harbaugh is just fine where his Ravens are at heading into Sunday's Wild Card playoff match-up with the Colts in Baltimore. He's happy with what his team is doing and wants to see more of the same in the playoffs.
"I feel great about where we are at," he said when talking with the media on Monday. "I'm very excited about our team right now. I like us a lot. I've liked us when you guys haven't liked us-- as a group, media. I like the fact that we've overcome a lot of adversity-- both personal and team."
The Ravens have dealt with numerous injuries this season, especially on defense, but Harbaugh said he's pleased with the way his team has handled the problems.
Some teams would fall apart under that pressure. However, the Ravens have hung together, and that's something Harbaugh said he was very proud of. In fact, he said that seeing what the team has accomplished through everything this season has made it very interesting for him as a coach.
"I like the fact that our guys have stuck together through a lot of that," Harbaugh said. "I think that’s what makes a team what it is. I’m looking forward to seeing who we are for the next one game through however many games we are able to play. It’s going to be a big challenge. It’s a great opportunity, and I wouldn’t want to be coaching any other team besides the Ravens at this stage.”