Harbaugh quotes Petty on many franchise changes

Harbaugh quotes Petty on many franchise changes
December 18, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Before the confetti had even been swept off the turf of the Superdome, it seemed the Super Bowl champion Ravens were going through changes.
 
Joe Flacco needed a new contract. Anquan Boldin, Cary Williams, Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe were signing elsewhere. Ray Lewis was retiring. Ed Reed was debating his future and, finally, signing with Houston.
 
John Harbaugh’s victory lap was exceedingly short. And after losing five out of seven games from the end of September to early November, it appeared the Ravens might not even get into the playoffs to defend their title. But now they’ve won four in a row and five out of six as they get ready to host the Patriots on Sunday.
 
Harbaugh admitted on a conference call with New England media on Wednesday that February in New Orleans seems a lifetime ago.
 
And he summoned the words of noted philosopher Tom Petty, who once advised the world to please “Don’t do me like that…” to sum up Harbaugh’s current state of mind.  
 
“I was listening to my IPod today and a great song came on," Harbaugh said, "Tom Petty, Running Down a Dream, and if you go back and listen to the words in that song it kinda hits on all those things. You’re in the dark and you can’t see where you’re going sometimes but it’s a mystery and you have hope you’re gonna come out the other end. Where I’m at today at this one moment in time, Tom Petty kinda summarized it best so you have my quote if you can find the words to that song.”
 
Done. Here’s the chorus:
 
Runnin' down a dream
That never would come to me
Workin' on a mystery, goin' wherever it leads
Runnin' down a dream