Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he was not considering any changes to the coaching staff, despite the team’s 1-4 start.
“Our coaches are doing a good job,” Harbaugh said during his Monday press conference. “We just got to collectively find a way to finish games and get the job done. We’ve got tough challenges that we’re facing, but we’ve got just the men for the job.”
The Ravens’ defense has struggled on third down and in late-game situations, making defensive coordinator Dean Pees a target for fans’ criticism. However, Harbaugh insisted the Ravens still believed they would find answers.
“We don’t need to play harder, we need to play better,” Harbaugh said. “We don’t need to coach harder, we need to coach better.”
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As for injuries, Harbaugh said running back Justin Forsett (ankle injury) did not have a high ankle sprain, and had a chance to play Sunday against the 49ers. However, Harbaugh confirmed cornerback Will Davis was done for the year after tearing his ACL against the Browns.
There were a host of injuries that Harbaugh did not update at Monday’s news conference, including outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (groin), cornerback Lardarius Webb (thigh), wide receiver Darren Waller (concussion), wide receiver Steve Smith (back), tight end Crockett Gillmore (calf),running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot), and defensive end Chris Canty (calf). More news about their progress would be revealed when the Ravens returned to the practice field Wednesday.
On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.
The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School.
In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.
17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon.
Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.
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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.
“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.
The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.
Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.
The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.
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