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How Hot is the Coaching Seat for Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh?

The Ravens since their win in late September over the Steelers at Heinz Field have been in a major tailspin, one that has the rumor mill swirling that the seat under head coach John Harbaugh is very, very hot.

Baltimore was 3-1 after the September 30th win over the Steelers, but since have gone 1-3, leading many to think that it just might be time to make a change at the head coaching spot.

A loss today to the Steelers at home will not help matters in the least.

Emotions were especially high after last week’s game, a 36-21 loss to the Panthers. While those inside the organization have strong personal feelings for Harbaugh — he did lead them to a Super Bowl title — they haven’t made the playoffs since 2014.

Contractually, the Ravens already put Harbaugh in a win-or-else situation. He received a one-year extension during training camp last year, taking him through 2019.

The organization did weigh whether or not to have Harbaugh return after 2017, before deciding he should be back with no changes to his deal. And clearly, the coach is committed to doing everything he can to win with an organization he loves.

This offseason, Baltimore spent money in free agency, revamping the receivers room among other things, but the changes haven’t made a dent.

To make matters more complicated, general manager Eric DeCosta is now in charge, and Harbaugh wasn’t his hire. On the field, the defense has been nasty, allowing the fewest points. The roster improved compared to last year.

Another failure this week will not sit well with the front office, and the way things are going with a bye week coming up and another game against the Bengals, who beat the Ravens earlier this season, it might be time to make a move and end the Harbaugh tenure with a week to give an interim coach time to get his team ready for the second half of the season.

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