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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.

Steelers vs Ravens NFL Week Nine Inactives

Here are today’s inactives for the Steelers and Ravens key AFC North game in Baltimore

Steelers

CB Brian Allen
S Marcus Allen
OT Zach Banner
OT Marcus Gilbert
WR Justin Hunter
QB Mason Rudolph
DE Leterrius Walton

Ravens

QB Robert Griffin
OT James Hurst
WR Jordan Lasley
RB Ty Montgomery
OT Ronnie Stanley
TE Maxx Williams
LB Tim Williams

Ravens Send 7th Round Pick to Green Bay for Running Back Ty Montgomery

The Ravens, in need of a running back, made a deal Tuesday with the Green Bay Packers picking up running back Ty Montgomery.

In exchange, the Ravens send a 2020 seventh-round pick back to Green Bay. The move for the Pack comes just two days after Montgomery had a huge late game fumble on a kickoff that cost Green Bay a chance against the Rams in Los Angeles.

Montgomery will join current Ravens running backs Alex Collins and Buck Allen. This season Montgomery has rushed for just 105 yards with one score.

NFL Week 8 Inactives Between the Panthers and Ravens

Here’s the Inactives for today’s matchup between the Panthers and Ravens in Baltimore

Ravens

QB Robert Griffin
CB Marlon Humphrey
OT James Hurst
WR Jordan Lasley
OG Alex Lewis
DE Zach Sieler
TE Maxx Williams

Panthers

RB Cameron Artis-Payne
S Rashaan Gaulden
DE Marquis Haynes
OG Brendan Mahon
OG Amini Silatolu
LB Andre Smith
WR Torrey Smith

Ravens Work Out Running Backs, Including Vet Jamaal Charles

The Ravens on Friday worked out veteran running back Jamaal Charles, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

He was one of five backs to try out that included Charcandrick West, Fitz Touissant, Akrum Wadley and Dare Ogunbowale, as the Ravens look to add another back to their backfield.

Charles was recently released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and last season ran for just 296 yards with the Denver Broncos.

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Ravens at Browns Week Five NFL Inactives

Here’s the week 5 inactives for the Ravens matchup with the Browns

Ravens

CB Anthony Averett
C Hroniss Grasu
QB Robert Griffin
WR Jordan Lasley
DT Michael Pierce
DE Zach Sieler
LB Tim Williams

Browns

LB James Burgess
WR Damion Ratley
CB Denzel Rice
QB Drew Stanton
DE Chad Thomas
CB Tavierre Thomas
OG Earl Watford

Ravens DC Don “Wink” Martindale Gives High Praise to Browns Rookie QB Mayfield

The Ravens have had tremendous success against rookie quarterbacks. But the Ravens don’t see Baker Mayfield as your average rookie quarterback, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports.

Heading into Sunday’s game at Cleveland, Baltimore defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale gave a lofty compliment to this year’s No. 1 overall pick.

“I already told the defense this, I think Baker Mayfield is this generation’s Brett Favre or John Elway, if you will,” Martindale said Thursday. “This guy knows where he wants to go with the ball, and he’s very accurate. He’s got a quick release, and he’s really playing well.”

Why would Martindale compare a quarterback with two games of experience to two of Hall of Fame quarterbacks?

“The kid’s confidence and swag,” Martindale said. “When he comes out there, he thinks he’s standing on top of the mountain. He’s making plays to show he’s standing on top of the mountain.”