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

January 04, 2010 | Glenn Clark

4:27-Hear from John Harbaugh in the Audio Vault at!

3:48-Here are some highlights from John Harbaugh:

-Tavares Gooden was “kinda close” to being ready
-Players not meeting formally this week until Wednesday
-Haloti Ngata is “sore” but will be ready, he was happy to get Ed Reed and Jared Gaither on field
-on performance of Flacco: “Our offense did what they had to do to win the game.”
-Ravens call Julian Edelman “Little Wes Welker”
-“You can’t afford to dial back the intensity and have a chance to win.”
-Katula snap “didn’t help” Cundiff’s miss, but Harbaugh was comfortable with kicking from 51 yards
-Ravens not contemplating change from Katula to Sundberg
-Harbaugh says Dannell Ellerbe received game ball from yesterday’s win
-Thought Chris Carr PI call was “good technique.”
-Thought Flacco did a good job of “protecting football.”
-on Tom Brady-“We’re not gonna try to target a guy’s injury….but we’re gonna try to hit the quarterback.”
-“I can’t imagine” officials will consider Brady’s injury in how they call game.
-“I don’t know” if Suggs and Ngata would be flagged again for hitting Brady the same way in this game.
-On whether McGahee will get more carries after big game: “We have 3 good backs, they all have a role.”
-“Not aware” of Buffalo Bills reaching out to discuss head coaching position with Cam Cameron…wants to see Cam stay in Baltimore.
-on being in playoffs for 2nd straight year: “Experience is important.”
-on Ben Grubbs: “he’s very steady.”
-“I don’t know” if Ravens would be better coming into playoffs off of must win games or coming in “coasting.”

3:45-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive, where John Harbaugh will meet with the media momentarily to discuss the Baltimore Ravens’ 21-13 win over the Oakland Raiders yesterday to clinch an AFC Wild Card berth, as well as their upcoming trip to Foxborough Sunday afternoon to play the New England Patriots in the Wild Card playoff round.

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