Given the rapidly declining state of the Ravens following consecutive losses, coach John Harbaugh delivered a stern message Monday.
The gist of it one day after a 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that included costly late special-teams breakdowns: Harbaugh's not going to tolerate substandard performances, and the team won't hesitate to make changes in an effort to upgrade the roster.
On Monday as the Ravens (3-4) enter their bye week, demoted veteran offensive Bryant McKinnie was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a conditional late-round draft pick. McKinnie had already been replaced by new left tackle Eugene Monroe.
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"We'll do whatever it takes," Harbaugh said. "We'll trade guys, we'll cut guys, we'll sign guys. We'll coach guys, we'll change schemes. It doesn't matter. We have to find a way to get better.
"That's the business we're in. We've got the men for the job. I like our guys, but that's what we've got to work on, continue to work on. This week's a chance to really focus on that.