Ravens coach John Harbaugh said despite the Ravens’ down year, it’s been one of the most rewarding seasons he’s ever had.
Harbaugh said that if he knew the Ravens would sustain the injuries they have before the year started, he wouldn’t have looked forward to the year. But now that it’s all over, Harbaugh said he’s reflected on the values the tough season has taught his team.
“This is one of the most rewarding seasons I’ve ever had,” Harbaugh said. “Maybe people on the outside will have a hard time understanding that, but if you’ve ever been a part of a team you’ll understand that.”
He added that the season has built the Ravens’ character, and has given all the players stories they will tell their children about even though the team’s win-loss column wasn’t what they wanted it to be.
“It’s easy to talk to your kids about the Super Bowl, or the playoff wins, or the big plays you make,” he said. “But there’s a point in time when your kids are going to come to you when they’re going through a rough time and things aren’t going well for them, and you’re going to be able to relate it back to your career and say let me tell you about 2015.”
Watch Harbaugh’s full remarks in the video above.