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Harbaugh did the right thing at end of game

I fully understand Coach John Harbaugh's decision to throw deep, call two timeouts in the final 34 seconds and score a touchdown near the end of the game despite being up by 11 points.

Coaches aside, all the players, especially the younger ones, understand as well.

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The preseason is about building team chemistry, planning for games and evaluating players. It's impossible to get full evaluations of young players if they are take a knee and surrender at the end of the game.

I bet you Ravens backup quarterback Hunter Cantwell is happy Harbaugh called for the pass, and so are his receivers. Some of the younger defensive players for the Chiefs might have been happy if they got a decent pass rush or played good coverage. All players deserve an opportunity to make plays.

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Harbaugh did the right thing. It's preseason. When you get a chance to put young players in game situations, you do it. Kansas City coach Todd Haley deserves to be mad. He is a competitor. To be honest, I really didn't like Harbaugh running down the sideline late in the game to call the timeout, either.

But if the Ravens needed to find a placekicker, I would have sent my guy in to kick a field goal just to give him an opportunity. That's what preseason is for.

There is a slight chance that Haley woke up this morning and understood Harbaugh's rationale. But with his reputation, he'll likely try to run the score up on Harbaugh if he ever gets the chance.

But who cares? It was a preseason game. If you don't look at your young players now, you might not another chance during the regular season.

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