The Baltimore Ravens have not had a lot of consistency in terms of wins since the start of the 2013 season after winning the Super Bowl during the 2012 season. Since 2013, the Ravens are 30-31 (including playoffs). And according to Sports Illustrated, if the Ravens don’t play well down the stretch in the remaining five games, Harbaugh’s job security would be anything but secure.
Here is what Sports Illustrated Greg Bedard had to say to your right:
The Ravens are currently in first place in the AFC North with a 6-5 record but the team has a tough Schedule ahead as the team faces the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals in order to finish the regular season. If an 8-8 record can’t save Harbaugh’s job, then the close losses to the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and New York Giants during the four game losing streak earlier in the season will haunt Harbaugh and other coaches on staff for the Ravens.
It is interesting that an 8-8 record was specifically mentioned because I would have thought that a .500 record or better would keep Harbaugh safe for 2017 with 2017 being the hot seat year. The problem obviously if Harbaugh is fired after the season, who can you find on the open market who is as good or better to replace him? Maybe the Ravens can find a hidden gem like they did by hiring Harbaugh in 2008 but those situations don’t happen too often.