John Harbaugh Super Mad at Refs, But this Was Bad Clock Management

At the end of the first half of Wednesday Afternoon Football between the Ravens and Steelers, the Ravens called a Gus Williams run up the middle on second and goal with about 25 seconds left and no timeouts. Williams didn’t reach the end zone, the Steelers were slow to get off the pile, the time dwindled, and John Harbaugh was irate:

The bottom line here is that Harbaugh knew — or should’ve known — this was a possibility when the run up the middle was called. It was gamesmanship by the Steelers to dawdle here and that was the risk the Ravens ran with their play call.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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