The Baltimore Ravens have officially decided to make a change in their coaching staff following a disappointing playoff exit in the Wild Card round last weekend.
Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic is reporting that the team has decided to promote Greg Roman to the role of offensive coordinator while offering Marty Morninwheg another position on the staff as part of the shakeup.
Roman, 46, was an assistant head coach with the team this past season, while also serving on the offensive staff as tight ends coach. He previously served as the offensive coordinator of the Bills from 2015-16 and the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-14.
Former offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will not return as a member of the Ravens’ coaching staff.
“We tried to keep Marty, but he has decided to move on, and I respect that,” Harbaugh said. “He’s a really good coach and helped us win the AFC North last season and get close to the playoffs the previous two years.”
In his time with the Bills and 49ers, Roman worked with Colin Kaepernick and Tyrod Taylor to design offenses around their abilities. His offenses in both places were very good at not turning the ball over (never finished worse than 11th in giveaways) and running the ball (Top 10 in both attempts and yards in every season), but they struggled passing the ball ranking near the bottom of the league in attempts, yards and passing touchdowns.
That said, head coach John Harbaugh was said to be “very complimentary” with the way his staff handled the re-shaping of the offense for Lamar Jackson and now Roman will have a full offseason to implement a scheme suited to Jackson’s skill set.
Judging by some of the replies to Zrebiec’s tweet, a lot of fans are happy with the move.