Head Coach John Harbaugh


Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020

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(opening statement)

"OK, I appreciate you guys being here. [It was a] tough, tough loss. We didn't do what we needed to do to win the game. Quick turnaround – we have the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Thursday night. So, we'll have to heal up and get prepared and go play that game. What questions do you have?"

(on how hard it was to watch the missed tackles tonight)

"You have to tackle better. That's the best run-after-contact team in the league. We did well early, but we didn't finish strong enough."

(on how the defense contained RB Derrick Henry and what changed later in the game)

"I think the tackling was probably the biggest thing. I'll have to see the tape to tell you about anything up front in terms of the blocking and that sort of thing."

(on the performance of G/T Will Holden and the offensive line)

"It's really hard to say without seeing [the tape]. I wasn't watching him, specifically, the whole game, in terms of an evaluation. I think [the offensive line] played serviceable, at least, and then we'll see on tape, and we'll find out."

(on if RB J.K. Dobbins having majority of the workload was the plan all along or if that developed as the game went on)

"I think that's the way it went as the game went on."

(on what happened with the Titans players before and after the game)

"After the game, there wasn't an issue. Coach [Mike] Vrabel, I think, was down there celebrating in the end zone, and then he came back around and shook hands. [What happened] before the game is irrelevant."

(on if he was happy that QB Lamar Jackson took a deep shot that resulted in an interception, or if he wished he did something else there)

"Well, both – obviously. It's just a matter of executing the play. We don't want turnovers. We want to create big plays if we can – that's what you're trying to do in that situation."

(on what factored into the missed tackles at the end of the game)

"That's something we'll have to look at. We didn't tackle very well at the end of the game at all; that's the biggest difference in the game. We had been tackling before that. So, tackling is tackling – we didn't do it very well."

(on how difficult it will be to play the Steelers in four days)

"I don't know the measurement on that. We'll just have to do it, though. It doesn't really matter how difficult it is, it's something that we need to get done."

(on if there was any commonality on not being able to convert the drives into touchdowns in the red zone)

"That's the kind of question that you'll have to look at it afterwards and determine after you take a look at it. It's really hard to say that right now, other than just not getting in done in terms of whether guys were open, or whether we didn't protect, or run the ball. Whatever happened, you have plays here and there that come up. I'll just have to look at that once the tape comes out."

(on how difficult of a loss this is with just a few games left)

"I don't know. We just have to win games – as many games as we can."

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