OWINGS MILLS – After an 18-yard completion from Joe Flacco to Jeremy Ross, Harbaugh said the Ravens should have hurried to the line and spiked the ball to save time. Instead, the Ravens took too much time setting up for the next play, and Flacco threw an incomplete pass intended for Marlon Brown.
The Ravens were out of timeouts, 30 seconds elapsed off the clock running those two plays, from 1:01 to 31 seconds. The game clock eventually ran out on the Ravens, who lost, 25-20.
“We should have been clocking it,” Harbaugh said of that sequence. “I agree with anybody that says (that), and a lot of people do. I totally agree.”
After the completion to Ross, the Ravens offensive line was criticized by CBS analyst Rich Gannon for not hustling fast enough to line up for the next play. Harbaugh explained that part of the delay was caused by right guard Marshal Yanda, who was entangled with a 49ers’ defender.
“Marshal was tangled up back there25 yards behind the play, and I saw that,” Harbaugh said. “I was yelling at Marshal (Yanda), ‘Hey let’s go! Let’s go!’ But he was on the ground tangled up with the guy.
“We definitely want to be faster, and it wasn’t as fast as it needs to be, but things happen in football..”
Harbaugh said the Raven’s mistakes have been magnified because of their 1-5 record.
“When you win or have success, things turn out right for you, and those 12 or 15 major errors that happened in the game kind of get glossed over,” Harbaugh said.
“Teams that are 5-0, they’re making a lot of mistakes as well, but we’re not talking about those as much. Fair enough. They’re winning.”