Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 7/21/13
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has made it clear to his team: "We're not 'defending' a league title... we are going all out to win a league title again..." There's a difference.  Harbaugh knows that so many circumstances change during a typical NFL offseason, you don't have the luxury of declaring yourself a "defender" of the crown... You're a different team. All your opponents are changing rosters in key spots, too. Everyone is in effect brand new--- and immune from past history. Harbaugh, age 50, is well on his way to carrying out his 2008-era job-interview vision of molding a dynasty team in Baltimore. His mind has been fixed on building a champion since that first interview – probably even long before then. Almost six months since hoisting his first Lombardi Trophy, the Ravens head coach is as driven as ever to keep his team on the summit. “Now we are legitimately a step closer to building what we’re talking about building,” he said. “That’s always been the
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