OWINGS MILLS – The Ravens may change plans to stay in Arizona for a week in October, coach John Harbaugh said Monday.
The Ravens practiced in California last week after their Week 1 loss in Denver. The Ravens avoided an extra cross-country flight, and had a good week of practice at San Jose State. However, the Ravens still lost to the Raiders on Sunday, and returned home 0-2 after eight days on the road.
In October, the Ravens play at the 49ers (Oct. 18), followed by at Monday night game (Oct. 26) at the Cardinals. The current plan calls for the Ravens to stay in Phoenix between those games. However, Harbaugh is no longer certain he will stick to that plan. A decision will be made soon.
“The organization was phenomenal,” Harbaugh said. “Owner (Steve Bisciotti) making the commitment to do that. Our guys were in the hotel working on football all week. We would have loved to reap the benefits from that…But we’re not able to do that, ‘cause we didn’t get the job done.
“We’ll just try to do what’s best. I think we’ll make a decision in the next couple of days. It’s not a big deal. If we stay, it will be because us and the players feel like it will be the best thing. If we don’t , it will be because we’d rather get back here and be in our home confines .”