John Harbaugh: 'Philadelphia is the greatest place for football, sports, and coaching'


Baltimore Ravens head coach, and former Eagles Special Teams coach, John Harbaugh joined Jon Marks and his former player Ike Reese ahead of Sunday's Eagles-Ravens game.

"The greatest place for football and for sports and for coaching," said Harbaugh, who spent his first 10 years in the NFL as the Eagles' Special Teams coordinator. "I always loved it. You know, it's a great sports town."

"We're getting ready for a tough game," Harbaugh said of the Eagles on Friday's 94WIP Marks & Reese Show. "We've got a lot of respect for the Eagles, for the coaching staff, for the players. I think they're tremendously talented. You start with that defensive line, it's incredible. I think Coach [Jim] Schwartz does a great job with the defense. It's one of the most aggressive defenses in terms of how hard they play, the front getting up field, they mix up their coverages. They get after you and that's something that we're just going to have to deal with—the tempo."

When talking about the Eagles' offense, Harbaugh admitted he was a fan of wide receiver and potential diamond in the rough Travis Fulgham when he was coming out of Old Dominion in the 2019 NFL Draft.

"Offensively, you just never know what you're gonna get," Harbaugh said of the Eagles. "Carson Wentz is a great athlete, has a very strong arm, can hurt you with his feet, with his legs. The running backs, I mean [Miles] Sanders, these guys can take it to the house pretty much any time. They've got a great tight end. We know they've been banged up at wide receiver, they may get some guys back. But they find a young guy, you know, [Travis] Fulgham. Where's he come from? I do remember him in the draft and I liked him, a lot! Not everybody here did, just for the record.

"Just a really well coached team. Coach [Doug] Pederson does a great job of coaching. He's very creative. You've really got to be on your P's and Q's with what you might get creativity wise. Special Teams plays super hard. We're looking forward to it, we're excited, and we know it's going to be a real, real hard fought game."

The 4-1 Ravens are 7.5 point favorites over the 1-3-1 Eagles at the Linc on Sunday at 1pm. You can hear the game on 94.1 WIP-FM.