Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh addresses the media after Tuesday's practice (8/23/11)
After Tuesday's practice, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh spoke to the media about this coming Thursday night's pre-season game versus the Washington Redskins at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. He noted that most of the starters would play into the third quarter of the exhibition game. Some will play the entire third quarter, while others, such as Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and a select other few, will not play nearly that deep into the game.
Here is the quote from Harbaugh from BaltimoreRavens.com, which has the entire post-practice press confrerence transcript:
"We’ll see. I probably have plans, and then once you get into the game, you probably sometimes adjust on the run. Our plan will be to play them into the third quarter – maybe the whole third quarter. You will see certain guys that won’t go that long, as usual. Ray [Lewis] is not going to go that long. Ed [Reed] is not going to go that long – [Terrell] Suggs, Haloti [Ngata] and those guys. But, there are other guys that really need the work, so we will be pushing them into the second half."