On Sunday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that he has no regrets on the comments that he made about the Steelers, which CBS aired by mistake. Many fans and bookmaker software services saw what a big story this became, and were wondering what the coach had to say about this.
As Baltimore were celebrating after they beat Tennessee 21-7, the coach appeared in the locker room when he said, “That team beat us last week and then went and got their ass kicked this week.”
The coach was talking about Pittsburgh, who beat Baltimore the week before and were then beaten 20-13 on Sunday by the Jets, in a game that stunned many fans.
The coach was asked if he was still feeling disappointed, even after a statement was released by CBS issuing an apology.
“I never gave it any thought, one way or the other,” said the coach. “You’d like to have your 10 minutes of private time with your team. We’re going to talk to our team in an honest and straightforward way. We’ll tell them what we think. Our guys deserve to hear that. I’m quite sure nobody’s offended by that. I don’t think any other team in the league cares what a coach says to his team after a game. I’m not too worried about that.”
A statement was then released by Baltimore after they found out that a local TV station in Pittsburgh ran with the comments made by the coach for their evening news. Bookmaker software services also saw that the Internet got its fair share of the video, and the fans were watching.
When the coach was asked if he decided to limit the access of others, he said, “I don’t really have a total say in that. That’s one of the great things about the NFL is the access that the fans get. You’d like to have a moment with your guys, but I’m not going to say anything in there that I’m going to be ashamed about. We’ll take it as we go.”
Some fans were angered after they saw the coach make those comments, others were amused, but one thing is for certain – the fans were entertained. In any case, hopefully this mess will clear up as soon as possible, as things like these can distract a team, and something that any team in the NFL cannot afford to do right now is get distracted.