Ravens a closer team after 'mutiny' against John Harbaugh

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh nearly had a mutiny on his hands when he told his team they were...

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh nearly had a mutiny on his hands when he told his team they were practising in pads the first day after a bye week (ROBERT GALBRAITH/Reuters file photo)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:16 PM ET

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh had a "mutiny" on his hands on Halloween, when he told his team they were practising in pads the first day after a bye week.

"It was practically a mutiny," an unnamed player told Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports in an exclusive report.

Safety Ed Reed was among the disgruntled veterans who didn't withhold their disappointment.

"Rather than squashing the mini-uprising," Silver wrote, "the coach welcomed the dialogue and solicited additional criticism. Soon, the meeting turned surreal, as the subject shifted to Harbaugh's treatment of his players and perceived mood swings."

The unnamed player said, "It came very close to getting out of control. But the way coach Harbaugh handled it was amazing. He let people have their say, and he listened, and he explained himself, and pretty soon it was like a big group-therapy session.

"In the end, a lot of positive things were said. We didn't practise in pads, but we c


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