Ravens coach John Harbaugh says the Browns being the best AFC North team as an ‘offseason thing’
In March, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh stated that their division rival, the Cleveland Browns, contained more talent on their roster than anyone in that division. When asked about that statement today, Harbaugh walked it back a bit.
Per Charean Williams of NBC Sports, Harbaugh told reporters that his answer was “an offseason question.” Harbaugh was not alone in those sentiments, as many thought that the Cleveland Browns were not only the most talented team in the AFC North, but the entire AFC.
With big names on their roster such as Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., who was acquired this past offseason, many thought the Browns would come out of the gates hot. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case so far this season, falling to 1-2.
It is Harbaugh’s Ravens who have been by far the most impressive team to come out of the AFC North with the help of emerging stars Lamar Jackson and Marquise “Hollywood” Brown at the forefront.
He did praise the Browns, touting their young players as well as their coaching staff.
Ahead of their Week 4 matchup, the Browns will look to prepare for Jackson as he has shown improvements in his passing ability while still displaying his elusive running ability that made him such a dynamic prospect coming out of Louisville.
Harbaugh knows that with the talent on their roster, the Browns are a dangerous opponent and if Kitchens and Mayfield are able to get the offense in sync they will be just as scary as people thought.