Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti acknowledged that he thought about firing coach John Harbaugh after the team failed to make the playoffs for a third straight season.

"It was certainly a consideration, but not one that I was inclined to make this year," Bisciotti said at Friday's annual "State of the Ravens" news conference.

This marked the first time Bisciotti has publicly revealed that he considered parting ways with Harbaugh, who finished his 10th season as the Baltimore head coach.

Hired in 2008 to replace Brian Billick, Harbaugh guided the Ravens to the playoffs in each of his first five seasons, including a Super Bowl title in 2012. Since that championship, Harbaugh is 40-40 with one postseason appearance in five years.

Bisciotti refused to give Harbaugh a playoff-or-bust edict heading into next season.