Ravens on the right track?
Thanks for hanging in there while my fingers thawed from my trip to Green Bay last week. I will be posting occasionally on my own blog this week while I'm in Phoenix for the Super Bowl, and posting regularly on our Sports Special Events blog, too. It's better this way, because it's not like the world stopped spinning everywhere else but here this week.
Particularly back home. A glance at a media credential with "Baltimore'' on it here means a conversation, short or long, about what's going on with the Ravens. Last week at the NFC championship, the weekend John Harbaugh was hired, the questions came steady: "John Harbaugh? Where did that come from?''
This week, similar requests, particularly about why Rex Ryan didn't get a serious look by the Ravens and Falcons. Many found it interesting that Ryan acknowledged that he might have turned the Falcons off in his interview. Many also believe that keeping Ryan and bringing Cam Cameron into run the offense reflects well on Harbaugh, for making experience and now continuity a priority with his coordinators.
Then again, one observer pointed out that this entire week might have a different vibe about it but for one huge moment in the regular season. The Patriots, it was pointed out, might not be perfect right now had Ryan not called that infamous time-out on fourth down in the Monday Night game at M&T Bank Stadium.