With their dominant 49-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals this week, the Baltimore Ravens moved to 7-2 on the year. This is just the second time in franchise history that the Ravens have got off to this good of a start. The last time they did so was in 2012 and we all know how that season ended.
It’s hard not to be excited after a win like this. The Ravens were almost unanimously picked to defeat the winless Bengals but to put up another performance like they did in week one, says to me that this team should be looking beyond just a division title in 2019.
We now know the players who will make up the 2019 Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster to start the season.
Happy trails Maurice Canady!
When I did this in June, I had the Ravens finishing the season 8-8 and missing the 2019 NFL playoffs. Let’s see how they will fare now that we have answers to some of the unknown variables that existed back then.
The mantra became popular during the San Francisco 49ers meteoric rise to prominence in 2011-2013. Then former Niners head coach Jim Harbaugh would shout “Who’s got it better than us?!” when breaking team huddles to which his players would respond “Nobody!”
We later learned that this mantra was a staple of the Harbaugh family brought to the forefront by father Jack and passed on to sons John and Jim, as well as daughter Joanie Harbaugh.
We know that Ravens head coach John Harbaugh defeated brother Jim in the Super Bowl 47 to give the Baltimore Ravens their second Vince Lombardi Trophy. Jim would have just two more seasons in the NFL ranks before departing for the head coaching gig at Michigan (his alma mater) while John would continue to lead the Ravens to winning seasons in the NFL.
For some reason this mantra popped into my mind as the Ravens head home for roughly six weeks prior to the start of 2019 training camp on July 25. I started to reflect on who has had it better than us since the return of football to Baltimore in 1996.
The list of fanbases that do is not a long one.