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Harbaugh Has a 'Hall of Fame Case' in Latest Rankings

When talking about the NFL's best head coaches, John Harbaugh is one of the leaders in the conversation.

That's why it wasn't surprising when Pro Football Focus' Eric Eager ranked Harbaugh his second-best head coach ahead of the 2021 season, with the belief he could eventually go down as one of the greats.

"Harbaugh is the second-most tenured coach in the NFL, and he will forever have a place in lists like these after getting a team quarterbacked by Joe Flacco across the finish line in 2012," Eager wrote. "What is most impressive about Harbaugh is how much he's adapted to the needs of the NFL circa 2021.

"Whether it's by building defenses from back to front, adapting his team to suit the needs of a once-in-a-generation talent at the quarterback position or listening to the math on fourth-down decision-making (he went for it 64% of the time when he should have in 2020, among the league's highest rates), Harbaugh is one of the best coaches in the league currently and has a Hall of Fame case to make."

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 "As is the case with any long-term head coach, it is easy to point to seasons where there should have been more. The disappointment comes part and parcel with the triumph. You only get to lose big games when you are consistently playing in them. That is the case year in and year out for Harbaugh, who has mastered the CEO role like few others. In a league with 32 teams, Harbaugh may never win another Super Bowl. He will also never stop putting his team in position to reach them."......Late for Work 6/9: John Harbaugh Has a ‘Hall of Fame Case’ in Coaching Rankings (baltimoreravens.com)


I think he needs to accomplish a little more to make the Hall. He's getting there. He's in the same stratosphere as Marv Levy (Who I think is great), Bud Grant (great HC) and Stram.

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John Harbaugh (baltimoreravens.com)

• Since his 2008 Baltimore arrival, the Ravens have posted the NFL's fifth-most total victories (140).

• Under Harbaugh, Baltimore is one of four teams (NE, GB & Sea.) to earn a playoff berth in nine of the past 13 seasons. The Ravens are also one of four teams (KC, Sea. & NO) to make the playoffs in each of the past three seasons (2018-20).

• Harbaugh's 11 playoff victories rank as the fourth most by a head coach in the first 13 seasons of an NFL coaching career (Joe Gibbs – 16, Bill Belichick – 15 & Chuck Noll – 14).

• Harbaugh owns the most road playoff wins (eight) by a head coach in NFL history. Tom Landry (Dal.) and Tom Coughlin (Jax./NYG) are second with seven each.

• The Ravens' 11 playoff wins since 2008 tie (GB) for the NFL's second most (New England, 16). Of those Ravens' victories, an NFL-best eight have come on the road.

• Harbaugh is one of 10 coaches to earn at least nine playoff berths in his first 13 seasons (Tony Dungy – 11; Bud Grant & Marty Schottenheimer – 10; Harbaugh, Pete Carroll, Bill Cowher, Mike Holmgren, Chuck Knox, Mike McCarthy & Andy Reid – nine each).

• The 2012 Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31, over the San Francisco 49ers in one of the most dramatic games in NFL history. Baltimore jumped to a 28-6 lead, but needed a critical goal-line stand late in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory. The Ravens overcame a furious second-half comeback and a 34-minute power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to clinch the franchise's second World Championship.


• Under Harbaugh's guidance, the Ravens have appeared in three AFC Championship games (2008, 2011, 2012) and have won at least one playoff game in seven of their nine postseasons with him as head coach.


• Harbaugh has led the Ravens to 129 regular season wins since 2008, ranking as the NFL's fifth most.


• Harbaugh is the only head coach in NFL history (since 1970 merger) to win a playoff game in each of his first four and five seasons. He is also the only head coach in NFL history to win a playoff game six of the first seven seasons of a coaching career.


• John and his younger brother, Jim (2011, 2012 and 2013), the former 49ers' head coach, are the only NFL head coaches to reach three conference championships in the first five seasons of a coaching career.


• With Harbaugh, the Ravens have a 77-27 mark at M&T Bank Stadium over the past 13 seasons, ranking as the NFL's third-best home record during that span (2008-20).


• In 2019, the Ravens posted a franchise-best 14-2 record. Baltimore won a team-record 12-straight games to close out the regular season, also earning the franchise's first-ever No. 1 playoff seed.


• Coach Harbaugh has led the Ravens to four AFC North Division titles (2011-12, 2018-19).


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Yep, we're lucky to have him. Was it Billick or him they offered the head coaching job to second after they were turned down by Jason Garrett who went to the Cowboys?

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