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Ravens players threatened to go to union about long playoff practices

John Harbaugh

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh tries to call a time out during the second half of an NFL divisional football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. The Steelers won 31-24. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


One sign that Baltimore’s loss to the Steelers was particularly painful: There continues to be stories coming out of some team dysfunction before the game.

This one is pretty minor, but interesting. Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun reports some players threatened to go to the media and player’s union about the length of John Harbaugh’s practices before the game.

There were reportedly “tense moments” but the coaching staff and leadership “came to an agreement.” It appears the Ravens’ players weren’t confident they were being given the proper rest while preparing for Pittsburgh on a short week.

It’s an odd story, just like the Jim Zorn firing aftermath. We’ll ask the Ravens if they’d like to respond to this one.