Ravens’ John Harbaugh reacts to Gerald McCoy signing with Panthers
John Harbaugh was asked about the veteran defensive tackle’s decision to play elsewhere over Baltimore. The Ravens head coach said he’s “not worried” about missing out on McCoy’s services.
“He’s a good player,” Harbaugh said, via Luke Jones of WNST. “We went after him, tried to get him and he didn’t want to be here. He wanted to be somewhere else. I’ll move on and forget about him until we play him. And I don’t think we play Carolina, do we? So, I’m not worried about him.”
Indeed, the Ravens don’t face the Panthers during the 2019 season so Harbaugh is safe for now. The Ravens need help along their defensive line to help guys like Brandon Williams, Chris Wormley, and Michael Pierce.
Baltimore was the first team to host McCoy on a visit and the team seemed confident that McCoy would choose them. After all, McCoy stated his preference to go to a team that would be a contender in the 2019 season.
Therefore, the three teams he took visits with were the Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and the Panthers. At least for Harbaugh’s sake, McCoy didn’t choose the Browns—where the Ravens would have to face him twice a season.
Besides, the Ravens already have to worry about Myles Garrett, Olivier Vernon, and Sheldon Richardson in Cleveland.
Baltimore may not have landed McCoy but they net a positive for him not choosing to go to the AFC North.