OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens promoted Greg Roman to replace Marty Mornhinweg as offensive coordinator Friday, a major transfer within the growth of quarterback Lamar Jackson.
With starters Terrell Suggs, Brent City and Eric Weddle set to hit free company and extra starters due huge payouts, the Ravens face some powerful calls.
Roman, 46, the assistant head coach and tight ends coach final season, coordinated the Ravens’ dominant operating sport whereas Mornhinweg known as the performs. A lot of the system that Baltimore ran with Jackson mirrored what Roman had completed with Colin Kaepernick when Roman was the offensive coordinator in San Francisco, from the pistol formation to the read-option performs.
Mornhinweg, who had been the Ravens’ offensive coordinator since October 2016, may have the choice to keep on in a major position in a reorganization of the offensive workers.
This reshuffling permits the Ravens to maintain Roman from changing into a coordinator elsewhere, ends hypothesis that Harbaugh will coach elsewhere in 2019 and places Jackson on his greatest path for fulfillment. In his rookie season, Jackson went 6-1 as a starter and led all quarterbacks with 695 yards dashing.
Mornhinweg’s demotion comes 5 days after the Ravens produced a season-worst 229 whole yards in a 23-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in a wild-card playoff sport. Many Chargers gamers stated after the sport that they may anticipate what the Ravens had been operating as a result of they hadn’t modified their sport plan from the earlier assembly a few weeks earlier.
In his second season with the Ravens, Roman turned a struggling operating sport into one of many league’s greatest. Baltimore, which ranked 28th in dashing in 2016, completed No. 11 in 2017 and No. 2 final season. With Jackson, the Ravens rushed for at the very least 190 yards per sport within the ultimate seven video games of the common season, changing into the primary workforce to accomplish that because the 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers.
Left deal with Ronnie Stanley referred to Roman as “a genius” earlier this week.
“He calls a number of nice schemes in opposition to a number of these powerful defenses within the NFL,” Stanley stated.
That is Roman’s third NFL offensive coordinator job. He had that position underneath Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco (2011-14) earlier than calling the performs in Buffalo (2015-16). Roman’s offenses have centered round cell quarterbacks, from Kaepernick to Tyrod Taylor.
Roman turns into the sixth offensive coordinator underneath Harbaugh, following Cam Cameron, Jim Caldwell, Gary Kubiak, Marc Trestman and Mornhinweg.