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

January 11, 2010 | Glenn Clark

4:18-Hear from John Harbaugh NOW in the Audio Vault at

3:51-Here are some highlights from John Harbaugh:

-Thought average drive start (50 yard line) “big” in win over Patriots
on lack of penalties: It was “a well played game. There wasn’t much to call.”
-thought Flacco “played well.” Says team doesn’t care much about numbers.
Injury to Joe Flacco “doesn’t matter. He’s very much healthy, enough to play well.”
encouraged media to continue playing up injury to Flacco, make his injury appear “dire.”
says coaches didn’t see replay until after commercial break on punt, but were watching CBS feed.
-says facing Tom Brady won’t help Ravens in preparing for Peyton Manning
-thinks Peyton Manning likely best quarterback in NFL at “reading coverage”
-on Ed Reed lateral: “We encourage our guys to make good decisions.”
says Ravens moving up schedule by 1 day this week with Colts came coming Saturday.
-On Ray Lewis: “he knows the game probably better than any LB who’s ever played.”
-Frank Walker “is a really good football player.”
-thinks Domonique Foxworth has “been a good tackler all year.”
-says Todd Heap dealing with lower back spasms, but “should be fine.”
-“really cool” to see so many Ravens fans at Gillette Stadium

3:41-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive, where John Harbaugh is scheduled to address the media momentarily. John will recap yesterday’s AFC Wild Card round win over the New England Patriots, as well as look ahead to Saturday’s trip to Indianapolis to play the Colts in the Divisional round. Certainly the non-challenge of the 1st half punt will be an issue that is covered today, and I get the feeling the name “Matt Stover” might come up once or twice. Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@WNST) for the quickest updates.