Why Was John Harbaugh Mad At Zac Taylor?

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Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter in the game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
(Photograph by Michael Reaves/Getty Photographs)


By the point Week 16 of the NFL season rolls round, there are a number of frequent themes.

Gamers are bodily hurting from the trials of the season.

Playoff berths are coveted in tight races.

And tempers can flare given all of these circumstances.

Maybe the damage and tear of the Baltimore Ravens season lastly bought to John Harbaugh.

His outlet gave the impression to be Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor on the finish of the Week 16 Bengals rout of the Ravens.


What Occurred

More often than not the postgame congratulatory gestures between the gamers and coaches on the sector go unnoticed except one thing uncommon occurs.

On Sunday, when Harbaugh met Taylor on the sector, he gave the impression to be saying one thing extra emphatic than congratulations.

Some believed that Harbaugh was aggravated that Taylor’s Bengals continued to move the ball with the sport firmly in hand, and the Bengals holding a 20-point lead.

This was the sport that Joe Burrow cracked the 500-yard mark and threw 4 touchdowns.

Perhaps Harbaugh thought sufficient was sufficient.


What Harbaugh Mentioned About The Encounter

As anticipated, no matter it was ended up being downplayed by Harbaugh after the actual fact.

He stated:

“Zac and I had dialog, similar to we all the time do. We all the time have good conversations. There’s mutual respect there. All the things’s positive.”

What he stated doesn’t completely match up together with his demeanor on the video.


Harbaugh Has Good Cause To Be Burdened

His Ravens had been as soon as in first place within the AFC North.

Even that appeared miraculous given a preseason that was loaded with devastating accidents.

The Ravens misplaced their prime three operating backs for the yr, J.Ok. Dobbins (knee), Gus Edwards (knee) and Justice Hill (Achilles), inside a two-week time span.

Although the backfield was reengineered, nearly all of the dashing duties fell onto Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Jackson began the season on a tear, one thing that was MVP caliber, solely to undergo an ankle damage in opposition to the Cleveland Browns in Week 14.

Mockingly he didn’t get injured operating the ball however was hit whereas making a move.

This led to the Ravens using a really succesful backup in Tyler Huntley.

Huntley subsequently went on the Reserve/COVID-19 listing so veteran Josh Johnson was the quarterback in opposition to the Bengals.

COVID-19 plus accidents have proved disastrous for the Ravens so it isn’t any marvel why Harbaugh is likely to be feeling further angst lately.


In the meantime Joe Burrow Was Balling

Burrow’s efficiency in opposition to the Ravens places him in uncommon firm.

Solely three different quarterbacks have thrown for extra yards in a recreation.

They’re Norm Van Brocklin with the 1951 Rams who had 554 and Matt Schaub and Warren Moon who had 527 for the 2012 Texans and the 1990 Oilers, respectively.

Burrow clearly was within the groove in opposition to the Ravens and that might be what prompted Taylor to proceed the passing assault with the sport’s consequence already decided.

Regardless, it’s nonetheless arduous to imagine the handshake on the sector was a lot ado about nothing after watching the clip.

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