It’s a wrap. The Baltimore Ravens finished their last practice of the season on Friday. They were supposed to practice at Tulane University, but after several players complained the field was harder than their normal practice surface, it was moved to the New Orleans Saints’ indoor facility.
It was a bittersweet practice for linebacker Ray Lewis; his last one ever with the team he’s played with the last 17 seasons. He showed little emotion during practice which included Nelly’s “Hot in Here”, the song that is played when Lewis is announced and performs his “squirrel” dance.
Every player was present for Friday’s 65-minute practice.
Comcast SportsNet reporter Brent Harris said after Friday’s practice, head coach John Harbaugh gathered the team in the middle in of the field and thanked them. He said he wants everyone focused and ready for Sunday.
Coach Harbaugh was pleased with their practice:
“A-plus-plus. We’re at the stage where we’re clicking on all cylinders and practicing very, very well. We’ve had a few assignment errors, but they’ve been corrected right away. I’m very pleased with how the week has gone,” he said.
All 14 players listed on the injury report are listed as probable including linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, tight end Dennis Pitta and full back Vonta Leach.
Earlier in the day, John and his brother Jim participated in a coaches’ press conference. Normally coaches give separate speeches, but since the head coaches are brothers, the National Football League decided to hold a joint conference.
While the brothers are similar in many ways, their differences were apparent during the press conference. John was more winded in his answers and dressed in business attire with a suit and tie. His brother Jim spoke less and sported a sweatshirt and khakis.
Rest up Ravens. You’ve got a busy weekend ahead of you and I want you in tip top shape. Happy Purple Friday!