The Fans React

Ravens

January 19, 2008

"I'm not happy about it. I don't think it was a good decision at all. This guy, he's not even a coordinator. It doesn't make any sense. They should have went after a guy like Marty Schottenheimer."

KELTON LOVELL, Canton

"You always want to be optimistic when it comes to Baltimore, but my biggest thing is, why a secondary coach? Why did he stand out among everyone else? It's going to be an interesting year."

TODD MITCHELL, Baltimore

"I think it's a good opportunity for [Harbaugh]. He looked like a young guy on TV. It gets some new life into the team."

DAVE ALTER, Hamden

"I'm excited. I haven't cheered for the Ravens since [Ted] Marchibroda left, so I'm actually excited to see a new coach."

CURTISS TAYLOR, Hamilton

"I don't know. ... I'm trying to figure out why they didn't go for Rex Ryan. I'm still wondering whether getting rid of [Brian] Billick was the right thing to do."

JEFF MASON, Harford County

"I think it's a great change. Losing that money kind of hurts, but it was time for Billick to go. I like it better than hiring an old Steelers coach."

DAVE GARCIA, Eastwood

"I'm concerned he's never been a head coach before. I don't know if he'll be able to handle it. It's bigger than being an assistant. He is the go-to man now. What we need now is a leader, not just someone who [runs] the offense or the defense."

GEORGE GATCH, Baltimore

"I'm a little disappointed to find out it's an Eagles person. I would've liked to have seen [Rex] Ryan, keep it in the family. Who's going to control Ray Lewis? That's what I want to know."

MEGAN PODOWSKI, Timonium

"I guess they finally found somebody to accept the Ravens' cheap offer."

RICH BURTON, Fells Point

"Never heard of the guy."

JAMES GORMAN, Baltimore

"What credentials does he have? They went from [Jason] Garrett to this dude who nobody's heard of, and that's all they can pull? That's pretty disappointing."

AARON SHASKE, Glen Burnie

"I think it's an awesome hire. He's a young, energetic guy, and it puts a fire under the team."

DAVE STURGILL, Baltimore

"I don't really know much about him, but I know the Ravens make a lot of good choices, so my trust is in them, and I'm going to go along with it."

MIKE DEVITO, Timonium

"It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. I don't really know a lot about the guy. I was hoping they'd go for a more high-profile person. It's too bad they couldn't get Garrett."

DAN GALVAGNO, Baltimore

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