By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
6:33 PM EST, January 31, 2013
There are few remaining links on the roster and the coaching staff from the Ravens' Super Bowl XXXV championship squad.
On the football field, of course, there's star inside linebacker Ray Lewis.
He's the last player from the 2000 roster still on the team, and he's about to retire after Sunday's Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
And tight ends coach Wade Harman is the last remaining member of the coaching staff led by Brian Billick that was part of the Ravens' rout of the New York Giants to earn the lone Vince Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Harman is the longest-tenured coach in the organization, in his 14th season in Baltimore.
"I'm very fortunate to be with a great organization, great coaches," said Harman, who was retained by John Harbaugh in 2008 after Billick was fired. "I'm very excited to be here again and get another great opportunity."
Hired by the Ravens in 1999 on Billick's first staff, Harman said he has never wanted to coach anywhere else but Baltimore.
"I haven't always been like I have to go somewhere else," Harman said. "I had some opportunities, but I really feel good about the Ravens, the organization. It's always hard on the family when you have to move a lot, or when it's not your choice. I had a couple of opportunities, but I want to be the best tight ends coach in the league."
From Shannon Sharpe to Todd Heap to Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta, Harman has been the constant at the tight end position.
"These young guys are great to coach," Harman said. "You can always look for something greener, but I've got plenty of challenges right here. If an opportunity presents itself, I'm not actively saying I have to do something else. I just want to be the best tight ends coach and do my job."