Broncos' Vic Fangio calls Ravens' late rush 'bulls—'; John Harbaugh responds
Vic Fangio did not care concerning the Ravens’ milestone they have been chasing. That late rush was nonetheless bush league to him.
The Ravens have been main Sunday’s sport towards the Broncos 23-7 and had the ball again with three seconds left within the sport. As an alternative of taking the knee to finish the sport, Lamar Jackson rushed forward for five yards to offer the Ravens 102 speeding yards on the day, extending Baltimore’s streak to tie the NFL document with 43 straight video games of 100-plus speeding yards in a sport.
Fangio made his ideas recognized concerning the rush on Monday, based on Denver7’s Troy Renck.
“I assumed it was kinda bulls—, however I anticipated it from them,” Fangio stated. “Thirty-seven years in professional ball, I’ve by no means seen something like that, however it was to be anticipated. We anticipated it.”
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Fangio defined he noticed it coming as a result of he is aware of how they function.
“That is simply their mode of operation there,” Fangio stated. “Participant security is secondary.”
And Fangio did not wait till after the sport to point out his frustration with the decision. He was seen on the sidelines getting visibly pissed off and yelling out expletives as quickly as Jackson rushed forward because the clock was winding down.
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Ravens coach John Harbaugh had his personal response, saying that he thought he and Fangio have been on good phrases however that he wasn’t “going to offer that insult one second thought.”
He stated the Ravens did not count on to get the ball again, but when they did, they have been going to attempt to get the yards.
“Throwing the ball in the long run zone with 10 seconds left, I do not know if there is a 16-point landing that is going to be attainable proper there so that did not have something to do with successful the sport,” Harbaugh stated. “Like I stated, what’s significant to us may not be significant to them and we’re not going to concern ourselves with that.”
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The choice to run the ball was a bit stunning. After the Ravens intercepted Broncos quarterback Drew Lock in the long run zone with three seconds left, all they needed to do was take a knee as soon as and the sport can be over. Particularly with Jackson already having come into the sport questionable to begin with again soreness, opting to hurry the franchise quarterback to choose up 3 yards on the very finish of a sport appeared like taking an pointless danger.
However Harbaugh defended the choice after the sport, saying it was his determination to go for the yardage.
“A hundred percent my name,” Harbaugh stated. “That is a type of issues that is significant. As a head coach, it’s important to be aware of your gamers and your coaches and what it means to them.”
Even Jackson was caught off guard by the choice to run for it.
“My coach, James City, instructed me that coach desires to run a play to get three yards actually fast to maintain the document going and that is what we did,” Jackson stated, based on Sports activities Illustrated . “I do not know what he was pondering. I assumed we might take a knee and he stated, no, we’re going for it. The sport was put away. ‘Double-A’ (cornerback Anthony Averett) caught that choose behind the tip zone, congratulations to him, however I do not know what coach was pondering.”
The Ravens will now take their share of the document of consecutive video games with a minimum of 100 speeding yards into Sunday’s conflict with the Colts. The Colts have allowed 456 speeding yards in 4 video games, together with 180 yards to the Titans in Week 3.