Live From Owings Mills: John Harbaugh’s Weekly Monday Press Conference

November 30, 2009 | Glenn Clark

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3:43-Here are some highlights from John Harbaugh:

-“Our crowd was unbelievable; as loud as I’ve ever heard it here in 2 years.”
-Win “was big for a lot of reasons.”
-Game against Packers “just as meaningful” as the last win; Lambeau Field “neat place to play.”
-Lardarius Webb played well, must improve on “intricacies” of coverage
-“Very disappointed” in special teams penalties
-On incident with Derrick Mason on sideline: “We’re emotional…..we don’t sugar coat things”
-He’s sure ankle injury “bothersome” to Flacco, but Flacco is “courageous”.
-Marshal Yanda “played well…..we think we have 6 (starting) offensive linemen.”
-Was happy to have Haloti Ngata available again on O-Line, Haloti has been telling Cam Cameron to get him the ball.
-Harbaugh says Sam Koch, NFL punters not using “coffin corner” style because “it’s hard.”
says Cundiff could have “definitely” hit 52 yard field goal; but decided to punt because “that’s a though kick.”
-Did not hear fans’ (negative) reaction to initial decision to punt on 4th and 5
-Mark Clayton “tremendous” in victory
-Ravens didn’t change gameplan from preparations for Ben Roethlisberger to preparation for Dennis Dixon; not sure if Dixon playing was “a blessing or a curse” given short time to prepare.
-“I’m all for” NFL giving guidelines on when a player can play after a concussion
-Paul Kruger needs to “keep getting better” to stay on field
-Gary Williams “does know” Harbaugh will be rooting against Terps tomorrow night when Maryland plays his brother-in-law’s team, Indiana. “We’re going for the Hoosiers on this one.”

3:23-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive-where John Harbaugh is scheduled to meet with the media at 3:45. There will certainly be a number of topics to discuss with Coach Harbs today. We’ll have plenty to re-hash from the 20-17 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, including injuries to LB Prescott Burgess and FB Le’Ron McClain and his in-game spat with Derrick Mason on the sideline. We’ll also hope to hear about the practice schedule for this week, as the team prepares for a Monday Night Football matchup at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers.

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