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Matt Skura

Passionate and patient, John Harbaugh has shepherded Ravens' midseason turnaround

Passionate and patient, John Harbaugh has shepherded Ravens' midseason turnaround

On Nov. 18, the Ravens’ season had changed for the better, and coach John Harbaugh was feeling good. Actually, he was feeling “Good!” He said the word at least eight times in a postgame speech after the Ravens’ Week 11 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, their first of five in a six-game stretch, and he left no doubt about the punctuation. Each “Good!” seemed to come prepackaged with Harbaugh’s own Gronk Spike, the word thrown to the ground as if it were the team’s forgettable first nine games.

The night before, Harbaugh had shared with his team the message of

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