vmax Posted July 24, 2014 Share Posted July 24, 2014 It also shows how he's changed and is setting this team up for success this season. The hiring of Kubiak, one of five new coaches on Harbaugh's staff, represents a new era for the offense. Harbaugh was sold on Kubiak, a former NFL quarterback and head coach, after the two had dinner and realized that they shared many of the same coaching principles. Kubiak's hiring ended an exhausting three-week offensive coordinator search that Newsome described as "relentless." Not stopping there, Harbaugh spearheaded the refinement of the team's training and workout programs. The Ravens hired their first cross-training specialist this offseason and recently hosted an official from the U.S. Olympic training center who reviewed the Ravens' various workout and practice methods, and made suggestions on where improvements can be made. "We think we're cutting-edge, but we can better, we can be sharper," Harbaugh said. Harbaugh has also altered the team's practice and travel schedules to give the players more rest and recovery time. It's all part of his plan to make practices more demanding and physical, feeling that the team's many inexperienced players need the repetitions. "You understand that we're going to work harder than a lot of teams," Yanda said. "That's just been the Raven way and that's been John's way." Harbaugh's goal is to get the Ravens back to the physical style of play that has worked so well for the team in the past, but was absent for most of last season. Everything he's done since the end of the 2013 season has been geared toward that. - See more at: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-ravens-john-harbaugh-0722-20140721,0,3961979.story?page=2#sthash.Mvle8l0S.dpuf http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-ravens-john-harbaugh-0722-20140721,0,3961979.story?page=1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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