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Report: Kyle Shanahan interviews for Ravens offensive coordinator

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The Ravens’ former offensive coordinator spent Wednesday being introduced as the new head coach of the Lions and Baltimore is reportedly wasting little time in the search for Jim Caldwell’s replacement.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Ravens have interviewed former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the vacancy. Shanahan was relieved of his duties when the Redskins fired his father as head coach after the end of the regular season.

Moving from Robert Griffin III to Joe Flacco would be a pretty big change for Shanahan, although he’s worked with a variety of different quarterbacks over his years as a coordinator in Washington and Houston. If he lands in Baltimore, Shanahan will be charged with reversing course for an offense that ranked 25th in points and 28th in yards during the 2013 season.

Shanahan interviewed with the Dolphins before they settled on former Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor as their replacement for Mike Sherman. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement Wednesday that the team would interview candidates from inside and outside the organization before making their selection.

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12 Responses to “Report: Kyle Shanahan interviews for Ravens offensive coordinator”
  1. jakec4 says: Jan 15, 2014 5:50 PM

    Hue Jackson would have been perfect if the Bengals didn’t make him their OC first. Flacco had his best season with Jim Zorn as his QB coach. With this job the most important thing is going to be how Flacco and him get along. They can’t just force Flacco to work with whoever and expect him to be responsive.

  2. LucaPaulzi says: Jan 15, 2014 5:53 PM

    Bad retread. Joe Lombardi will fit much better.

  3. tdskinz says: Jan 15, 2014 5:54 PM

    Flacco running the read option is going to be hilarious to watch.

  4. hehateme1 says: Jan 15, 2014 6:11 PM

    Stay away from the shanahan drama.

  5. chawk12thman says: Jan 15, 2014 6:13 PM

    He is a qualified coach and stands on his own and not his name. Hire him.

  6. tvjules says: Jan 15, 2014 6:40 PM

    Just when you thought the Ravens got a huge break with Caldwell’s departure… now this!

  7. Ferdinand says: Jan 15, 2014 7:00 PM

    On the one hand, I am surprised it took this long for a team to show any interest in talking to him. On the other hand, I am surprised any team showed any interest in talking to him.

  8. dcapettini says: Jan 15, 2014 7:56 PM

    Nooooooooooooo! They might as well bring back Matt Cavanaugh. The Ravens have enough trouble scoring early. Washington always waited to the second half to score under Kyle. All the DC Eleven’s scoring last season came in garbage time.

  9. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 15, 2014 8:01 PM

    That’s so Raven!
    “If we could just get our offense clicking like that Rednex offense!” Is that really what you folks want in B-more?

  10. bleedgreen says: Jan 15, 2014 8:10 PM

    He did a good job developing Schaub. Schaub has kinda not really progressed since Shanahan left. To blame the Redskins drama on him and not the personality of RG3 and Mike Shanahan is silly. Coaching with his dad killed Kyle’s credibility, but not his ability, in my opionion.

  11. bassplucker says: Jan 15, 2014 8:11 PM

    From RGIII to Joe Flacco?

    Yeah that won’t require any adjustments.

  12. boyshole25 says: Jan 15, 2014 8:55 PM

    Lookup young shannys offenses since he has been a coordinator. Def proof in the pudding that he is great at his job. His smug arrogance is what rubs people the wrong way

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