Ravens Coaches ‘Love the Setting’ of Heinz Field Football, on Renegade Soundtrack

While it’s not necessarily always the best game on the calendar year after year, it’s always a date when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens come together, as one of today’s great sporting rivalries. hui.

As we discussed recently, the Steelers are 15-14 in their last 29 games against the Ravens, with Mike Tomlin and John Harbaugh set to play their 30th game against each other as head coaches, the third greatest head coach in NFL history. (they will tie Curly Lambeau and Steve Owen for second later this season with 31 games).

It’s no wonder that there remains a deep respect within the rivalry, no matter how difficult it is. The Steelers and Ravens have had turbulent affairs against Ohio teams in recent years, but it’s rare that you see anger heating up in this way against these two teams – and it’s because of this level. of respect.

The two Ravens coordinators, for example, spoke this week about how they like to play for the Steelers—in Pittsburgh. “It’s not a back slap. I love this frame. Baltimore and Pittsburgh people love football“Defensive coordinator Wink Martindale told reporters yesterday.

“When the ball is shot we don’t love each other, but there is a common respect that we have for the coaches and the players and everything,” he added. “You don’t see anything cheap or anything out there. It’s just good football to watch, and it’s physical football, it’s old school football ”.

Meanwhile, Greg Roman’s offense gets the playlist going and Renegade yells through the speakers during practice. Most of this list know the song and what it means inside Heinz Field, but it’s a first for a guy like Odafe Oweh, a rookie. It’s the song the Steelers stadium team plays when the defense needs a key late-game save.

“I think it’s pretty neat what Coach Harbs is doing. I think it’s pretty cool. It kind of helps focus everything, ”he said of his players’ experience with the Styx shot. “It’s going to be a loud and noisy environment. Communication is going to be paramount this week for the offense, and the stronger it can be here… This song kind of puts it all right for everyone who’s been there and knows what it feels like, because that ‘is definitely a feeling. .

As for the season, the Ravens have been right, currently in first place in the Division and Conference, at 8-3. They could pretty much end the Steelers’ hopes for the 2021 season by knocking them out on Sunday night, reducing them to 5-6-1.

From Pittsburgh’s point of view, this is, of course, a must-have game. Every game from now on is a must have game until it isn’t. They just can’t afford to lose right now and hold onto playoff hopes, and even that may not be enough.

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