BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Being at home didn’t help the Ravens against their rival Steelers.
Baltimore lost to Pittsburgh, 23-16.
The fallout — Ravens fans are not happy with the team’s leadership — blaming both the offensive coaches and the lack of defense for the loss.
Ravens fans took to social media during the game calling for Coach John Harbaugh’s firing — saying the Ravens have no chance for playoffs and Harbaugh should go.
After the game, Harbaugh talked about the loss, saying it’s not a 9-game season it’s a 16-game season.
When asked if he feels the pressure about the team’s performance, he said, “You always feel pressure, it’s a pressure league. It’s the National Football League. I was hoping we’d be 7 and 2 at this point.”
“You just feel disappointed,” Harbaugh added.
“It’s been nothing but a joy and privilege to come to work everyday to work with these coaches and these players — it’s been one of the best seasons ever in that way — ever,” he said. “I think you have to look at it that way in the process standpoint and just understand that that’s what you go to work on. The outcome takes car of itself in that sense. We’re going to keep doing that. We’re not going to change that in anyway and we’re going to see if we can get good.”
But it seems Harbaugh is aware his expiration date could be coming soon. When a reported asked him about reports of him being let go during the bye week he said, he hadn’t heard about it.
“I’ve never been somebody who worried about keeping a job, it’s always been about me doing the job. And, uh, I’ve got a bunch of great coaches and a bunch of great players that bust their tails every single day to do the best job they can,” Harbaugh said. “I feel really good about the way this team has been coached the last 11 years and for the last number of weeks we’ve been in this season.
“So no regrets, never been any regrets here with me,” he added. “We’ll keep fighting because that’s what we do.”
And some Ravens fans weren’t so quick to throw aside their Super Bowl-winning coach.
Others said the team just needs to rebuild.
TE Hayden Hurst spoke with WJZ Sports Director Mark Viviano after the game and expressed his disappointment.
“It’s a bit of a let down. Our goal is to go out there and play good every single game. We didn’t — unfortunately, we didn’t do that today,” Hurst said to WJZ. “The bye week comes at a good time for us.”
“I think it’ll be huge for us to get in there, get healthy, regroup a little bit and come out of the bye week swinging,” he added.
Maybe the bye week is coming at a good time for the Ravens.