Followers Demand Change that Is not Coming

It’s a fairly wild state of affairs {that a} soccer workforce with a 9-5 file and a 99% likelihood of creating the playoffs is being roundly criticized as an underperformer.

What’s even crazier is that it seems like, given the circumstances, these criticisms are utterly legitimate.

Sunday’s sport was the primary loss that the Ravens surrendered this 12 months that didn’t additionally characteristic a double-digit lead for Baltimore sooner or later. Regardless of it not being a choke, I can’t say this sport felt a lot better. Baltimore’s protection did what they might to stem the tide, however there was solely a lot that they might do because the offense struggled mightily for a lot of the day.

Regardless of the willingness of JK Dobbins and Justin Tucker to every individually place blame on themselves for the loss…

…it’s obvious to everybody concerned that they weren’t the supply of the difficulty. I received’t belabor the purpose, since, the percentages are that in the event you’re studying this, you know the way the fanbase feels. That stated, the natives are stressed.

In case you haven’t seen it, that video (which has since been deleted) got here from Tyus Bowser’s Instagram story. As if working a World Conflict II propaganda marketing campaign, somebody left leaflets studying “Hearth Greg Roman” across the space of The Fort. An act of desperation, and positively not one which I’d suggest, however one factor’s for positive: that perpetrator isn’t alone of their sentiment. Take a look at the YouTube feedback on the Ravens’ web page in actual time throughout yesterday’s presser.

When requested by reporters about potential adjustments to the teaching personnel or duties, this was Harbaugh’s response.

Let me begin by reiterating that I’ve quite a lot of respect for John Harbaugh. He’s a popular coach, well-respected in NFL circles, and he’s been very profitable up to now in his NFL profession. That stated, to dismiss the issues of followers as “finish of the bar” discuss is a harmful mindset for a number of causes. These followers speaking on the finish of the bar are the identical followers packing into seats at The Financial institution on Sundays. If Coach Harbaugh acknowledges that he’s seen and heard the rhetoric from the followers, I assure you that it’s reached the ears of Steve Bisciotti and Eric DeCosta. If possession involves the conclusion that the established order will have an effect on the dollars-and-cents of the group, no quantity of loyalty goes to avoid wasting him.

Past that, Harbaugh’s remarks take the dismissive tone that this destructive sentiment towards the offense solely exists among the many fan base. This isn’t an exaggeration: prior to now two weeks, exterior of JK Dobbins’ performances and reward for Anthony Brown, I don’t assume I’ve learn a single constructive factor concerning the Ravens offense from a nationwide NFL analyst.

It’s one factor to dismiss somebody’s opinion that you simply assume stinks. But when it stinks all over the place you go, you could wish to test the underside of your sneakers.