Aside from a curious fake field goal try on 4th-and-9 in the second quarter, Harbaugh had a near perfect week. From the moment he arrived in New Orleans, he did and said all the right things and set the tone for his team. He was relaxed, patient and accommodating, establishing a far different presence than his brother. He wore sharp suits to news conferences, projecting a business-like attitude, but he also smiled and joked around, sending a message that the moment wasn't too big for his team. He encouraged his players to have fun with the experience and be themselves and the Ravens were clearly the looser team all week, yet they mostly managed to avoid saying anything that would have brought on controversy or distraction.
John Harbaugh trusted that his team would be focused and ready to play at game time and indeed the Ravems were as they burst out to a 21-6 halftime lead. His decision to have punter
There were so many big plays in the Super Bowl that some are bound to become afterthoughts but I really think not enough is being made of linebacker
Speaking of Ellerbe, I'd have to think that re-signing him would be the Ravens' No. 2 offseason priority behind reaching a long-term deal with Flacco. Like he has been for much of the season, Ellerbe was the Ravens' best defensive player Sunday. He made a team-high nine tackles and it was his blitz up the middle on
Because the Ravens promise to be right up against the salary cap and need to get a deal done with Flacco, there has been talk that the team will release veteran wide receiver
No Raven enjoyed himself more during Super Bowl week and then afterward in celebrating the victory than veteran safety Ed Reed. For all the talk about sending
With the Ravens lead down to 31-29 and just over seven minutes to go, they had 3rd-and-1 from their own 45. The 49ers stacked the box expecting a run from