*BALTIMORERAVENS VS. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS POST-GAME QUOTES 10/12/08 *
HEAD COACH JOHN HARBAUGH (general comments) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"Ok, obviously a disappointing performance. We didn't play very well in all three phases. We got what we deserved, that's what happens when you play the way we did. But I will say this, I like the way our team continued to compete, fight, and I liked the way they are going to handle adversity. They are mighty men and I think we've got a great future in front of us. I can't wait to see where we go from here."
HEAD COACH JOHN HARBAUGH (on defensive coverage) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"Coverage is a team effort. It has to do with the call made on the back end and it has to do with the pressure. You get pressure and coverage to coordinate on the back end- you've got a chance to cover people."
HEAD COACH JOHN HARBAUGH (on the Colts' defensive okay) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"I think they did a great job right out in getting to the ball. What they do, they play fast, they get off blocks, and they get to the football and they tackle well. That's how they play. You play a team like that you've got to handle movement, you've got to sustain blocks and you've got to run through tackles. Those are things we didn't do especially well during this game."
HEAD COACH JOHN HARBAUGH (on his post-game message to the team) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"Well, the message to the team is a thing we talked about in our very first meeting on the very first day we talked to the guys. There is going to be adversity in a football season and we've had two tough losses in games we feel we should have won. You come in here with high hopes and high expectations and you get it handed to you. That to me is an opportunity to show what kind of man you are and what kind of a football team you are. That's what it is, guys can roll their eyes and think its not important but it's a sixteen game season and what's important is where we go and what we do with it. Do we take care of each other, do we have each other's back, do we hold our head high, we move forward and make ourselves a better football team. Really, that's what it is."
QB-JOE FLACCO (on his overall feeling) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"The overall feeling is that we got beat. We've got to go back to work and get better in order to compete. We each have to get better and as a team. It all starts with me on the offensive side of the ball. We've got to come out in practice and make sure we get better."
QB-JOE FLACCO (on what went on the field that was so different from expectations) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"You play a good team, and the Colts are a good team, and you saw what happened. We let them get off to a good start, we turned the ball over, and once again it all started with me and you can't do that if you expect to win."
QB-JOE FLACCO (on his interceptions) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"It is a combination of bad throws and bad decisions. I threw two of them high and missed the guys, for some reason. I've just got to make better decisions. "
WR-DERRICK MASON (on the game) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"It was a typical game against them. You get a tipped ball, a fumble and the next thing you know we're down 24-0. A team like that gets up on you and then they force you to be one-dimensional. That's not good and everyone understands that. We let it get away from us. It happens with every team in the league. You have a game where you just lost it and you have to be able to look at the film, critique it and correct the things you did wrong. When you get down 24-0, there is not much that you can do. They jumped on us real bad. Honestly, you've got to tip your hat to them. They executed on every phase, special teams, offense, defense, cheerleaders, coaching, everything. And we didn't."
LB-RAY LEWIS (on the game) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"My mama told me told if you don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything at all."
CB-CHRIS MCALISTER (on Ravens play today) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"We just need to get better. This is time for us to reflect on what happened and find a way to get better. We can't go around pointing fingers. We did it all as a team."
CB-CHRIS MCALISTER (on Marvin Harrison's touchdown) Ravens vs. Colts Post-Game Quotes 10/12/08
"Marvin made a play. We were on a cover. I let him get inside and he made the play."