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Marcus Peters lashing out at Jim Harbaugh during Ravens loss to Bills shows how little control HC has over locker room as Lamar Jackson contract talks loom

Peters was seen lashing out at Harbaugh on the sideline
Peters was seen lashing out at Harbaugh on the sideline

The Baltimore Ravens missed a golden opportunity to get to first place in their division and cement themselves as a real contender in the AFC. They faced off against the Buffalo Bills and had a 20-3 lead at one point. The lead was totally squandered and they lost 23-20 on a last second field goal by Tyler Bass.

It was a disappointing loss for one of the top teams in the AFC and a frustrating second half for the team. Head coach John Harbaugh couldn't hold onto a big lead and it cost them, but worse, cornerback Marcus Peters lashed out at his head coach.

As the Bills trotted out to kick what would be the game-winning field goal, Peters was seen going after Harbaugh on the sidelines. Blowing a big lead is often blamed on the defense, and one of the Ravens' star defenders seems to be blaming his head coach.

Marcus Peters and Harbaugh got into it.https://t.co/kE96L5XCa2

Coaches tried to hold Peters back but he slipped around them in pursuit of his head coach. It's not a good look for someone who's widely considered one of the best coaches in the league. That level of anger shown towards a head coach is rare. Most NFL players don't lash out at their head coach and most internal issues are kept just that - internal.

The fact that the frustration boiled over on the sidelines is telling. It could indicate that Harbaugh doesn't have as strong a grip on the locker room as many may have thought.

Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots
Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

This could spell doom for the Ravens with Lamar Jackson's impending free agency. If Harbaugh has lost the locker room, there's almost no way Jackson will want to continue playing for a team like that.


Has John Harbaugh lost the Ravens locker room?

As mentioned, that kind of explosion does not look good for any coach. Harbaugh has been with Baltimore since 2008. This kind of long-tenured, well-respected coach doesn't often get yelled at by his players.

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Peters is an emotional player and there was undoubtedly a lot of frustration from blowing a 17 point lead. Passions were high and that's more than enough reason for a brief explosion. However, it is worth monitoring as it is the second big lead the Ravens have blown this year. With a huge offseason on the way, it's not the time for internal turmoil.

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We will see if the situation in Baltimore develops over the coming weeks.

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Edited by Zachary Roberts
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