Ravens coach John Harbaugh stated he was “not comfortable” that operating again Gus Edwards had simply 9 tackles and three carries within the crew’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Gus ought to have performed extra. there isn’t any doubt about it,” Harbaugh stated at his press convention Monday. “There’s actually no excuse for that.”
As a substitute, the Ravens leaned on J.J. 16-13 loss. Edwards was the crew’s most efficient rusher final week, and his absence was one in all many flaws within the Ravens’ offensive strategy as they failed to attain after their first drive in opposition to Pittsburgh within the third quarter.
Harbaugh stated he was impressed with the Ravens’ effort when he reviewed the sport, however reiterated that “we did not do a great job attacking their dedication to cease the run.” He stated he and his workers deserve as a lot blame for that as anybody.
He refused guilty accidents to quarterback Lamar Jackson and different key gamers for the crew’s latest futility. They’ve scored simply 59 factors of their final 5 video games.
“They’re actual. There isn’t any query about that,” he stated of the impression. “You possibly can’t sit right here and say these aren’t actual challenges. However these will not be challenges that we’ll sit right here and say we will not overcome.”
As he regarded for silver linings, Harbaugh pointed to quarterback Tyler Huntley’s restored connection to Mark Andrews, who posted his first 100-yard sport since Week 6.
“I believed Tyler made some actually nice throws, some underneath strain, proper on the cash, in man protection,” he stated. “He hit Mark a number of instances whereas operating away. It was large for us to see that. It is rather vital that Marky goes. We have been speaking about it for a couple of weeks.”
He stated that even when the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Buffalo Payments to win the AFC North title Monday night time, he’ll probably play his starter Sunday in Cincinnati. The Ravens may nonetheless transfer up from No. 6 to No. 5 in the event that they win and the Los Angeles Chargers lose to the Denver Broncos.
“We will play for seeding as effectively,” Harbaugh stated. “There’s a lot at stake earlier than the tip of the season.”