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Ravens hire Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator

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It didn’t take long for former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak to return to the NFL.

The Ravens announced the hiring of Kubiak as offensive coordinator on Monday.

Kubiak, 52, was 61-64 in close to eight seasons as the Texans’ head coach (2006-2013). He was fired on December 6 after Houston lost its 11th game in a row. The Texans won the AFC South in 2011 and 2012 before sliding to a 2-14 record this season.

Before joining Houston, Kubiak was the Broncos’ offensive coordinator from 1995 through 2005.

“We are excited about the result and cannot wait to get to work,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, according to the club. “After studying many different candidates, we believe our research and our evaluation process have been as thorough as we could make them.”

The Ravens also announced the addition of former Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison as quarterbacks coach.

Kubiak replaces Jim Caldwell, who became the Lions’ head coach earlier in January.

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32 Responses to “Ravens hire Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator”
  1. guitarkevin says: Jan 27, 2014 3:11 PM

    Welcome to B-More Gary. Let’s do this.

  2. Joemontanaflacco says: Jan 27, 2014 3:12 PM

    Baltimore Ravens – Superbowl Champions XXXVII, XLVII, and XLIX!

  3. damcmp says: Jan 27, 2014 3:12 PM

    Good Hire!!!!!

  4. turkjones says: Jan 27, 2014 3:13 PM

    Great hire. May rejuvenate Ray Rice in his ZBS.

    As a Browns fan, I was hoping he would come to the Factory of Sadness.

  5. adoombray says: Jan 27, 2014 3:20 PM

    Texans did him a favor firing him mid season. The man was suffering serious health problems and looks like he’s had a chance to rest. Good to see Kubiak land on his feet, he’s a better coach than his apprentice Mike Shannahan ever was.

  6. henryd3rd says: Jan 27, 2014 3:21 PM

    One has wonder why this man is returning to the stressful routine of the NFL after a stroke on the field last season in Houston?

  7. southpaw2k says: Jan 27, 2014 3:25 PM

    According to Adam Schefter, Kubiak had planned on taking 2014 off unless the Ravens had called him to inquire about his interest in running their offense. They did call him, and things moved pretty quickly from there.

    I can’t wait to see what the likes of Marquise Lee or (preferably) Mike Evans could do in a Gary Kubiak offense.

  8. alldonesmith says: Jan 27, 2014 3:25 PM

    This is a much better hire than any of the other guys that were being reported. Baltimore fans have to be happy.

  9. mrbigass says: Jan 27, 2014 3:42 PM

    Guess they remembered that 43 – 13 whuppin’ the Texans gave the Ravens back in 2012……..

  10. overratedsteelerhater says: Jan 27, 2014 3:43 PM

    a few player changes now and its back to the playoffs.lets get this thing going!!!

  11. l0glcalv0icesays says: Jan 27, 2014 3:48 PM

    Ravens fans better hope Kubiak can work around the fact that Joe Flacco sucks. #HTTR #RG3IsInfinitelyBetterThanFlacco

  12. bunkmcnulty says: Jan 27, 2014 3:58 PM

    Harbaugh’s all in on Castillo could be saved by this hire. Kubiak successfully ran (very successfully) the Zone Run Blocking scheme Castillo implemented. The OL has some personnel issues (Resign Monroe, new C needed, and RT (Ohr or someone else). To me this is an upgrade over Caldwell. But like anything else talk is cheap. Let’s see results.

  13. raylewisandhisteeth says: Jan 27, 2014 4:02 PM

    It would be a good hire except they still have Flacco behind center.

  14. steelerstrong says: Jan 27, 2014 4:44 PM

    This hire should make the rest of the division very happy. No offense, but opposing teams saw the play coming from the Texans before the ball was snapped last season. Very predictable. Couple that with the face that he is dealing with another QB on par with Shaub in Flacco and this could go down hill pretty fast.

  15. scoobies05 says: Jan 27, 2014 4:45 PM

    very exciting news. lets hope that kubiak can get the offense back on track and get joe to where he was on the superbowl run

  16. rainmaker1982 says: Jan 27, 2014 5:08 PM

    First order of business…teach the O-line how to cut block and ruin opposing defensive players careers’.

  17. doctorrustbelt says: Jan 27, 2014 5:35 PM

    2013 Matt Schaub Statistics (8 starts):

    10 td – 14 int – 2 fumbles

    2310 yards

    – — — — — — — — — — — — — — — –

    2013 joe flacco Statistics (16 starts):

    19 td – 22 int – 8 fumbles

    3912 yards

  18. yyyass says: Jan 27, 2014 5:44 PM

    Hopefully Kubiak can see Flacco get back on the Pedestal of Mediocrity he once occupied, when Joe resolutely put himself on the team’s back and rode them to several playoff appearances, imploring his teammates with the famous words, “I will go with you! I will go with you!”.

  19. scoobies05 says: Jan 27, 2014 6:02 PM

    interesting comments. up until this year, the texans were usually near the top in offense. and as far as schauv vs flacco, schaub has had some good years but hes never had the big game success of flacco.

  20. bluenose1965 says: Jan 27, 2014 6:04 PM

    Glad to see Gary land on his feet.

    However, Baltimore fans should temper their excitement. Gary has a habit of being very predictable (3rd and 10+, look for the draw, every time). Expect a couple of tight ends in this years draft.

    You’ll rack up the yards between the 20’s, but Texans red zone offense always stunk. If you can’t get the ball to Andre Johnson in the red zone……..

  21. jmblosser82 says: Jan 27, 2014 6:15 PM

    Cam called them to 4 years of playoffs get fired before the 5th year. Caldwell took over and raven nation rejoiced, until they seen how average Flacco really was and blamed everything on Caldwell. Now all thus praise for Kubiak, Flacco is still behind center and is still average. Should be another long season.

  22. dcapettini says: Jan 27, 2014 6:24 PM

    I don’t get it. This guy called the plays in Houston where they had much more talent at running back and wide receiver than the Ravens have and where the O-line was better. And yet, in all the years he was there, the only playoff victories they had were against the hapless Bengals. As far as I am concerned, they might as well have brought Matt Cavanaugh back. The only success that Kubiak had in his career was with Denver when they had Elway, Terrell Davis, Ed McCaffery, Shannon Sharpe and Rod Smith. The Ravens don’t have a roster like that; not even close. At Houston he had Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and Deangelo Hopkins and didn’t do squat. Blame it all on Matt Schaub? Well Kubiak was one of the idiots who gave him that big contract. This could be Harbaugh’s undoing.

  23. steelcurtainn says: Jan 27, 2014 6:38 PM

    Bad Hire. Great news for the rest of the afc north. Kubiak is going to sink the ravens offense to new lows. They may finish with double digit losses next year.

  24. sbchampsagain says: Jan 27, 2014 7:07 PM

    Love it when steeler fans protest. They are the only ones that seem to think this I’d a bad move- and of course it is…for their old defense!
    soonto be XLIX champs!

  25. mswravens says: Jan 27, 2014 7:47 PM

    1). Kubiak wasn’t the OC in Houston. He was the HC.

    2). Kubiak’s pedigree as an OC includes running offenses in which average running backs piled up 1,000+ yard seasons. We have far better than average RBs…how soon people forget after one injury hobbled year.

    3). Schaub ain’t Flacco. I understand that Flacco ain’t Brees, Rogers, Brady or Manning…you need to understand Flacco > Schaub. If you can’t see that, your bias is blinding you.

    With Flacco, Rice/Pierce, Smith, Pitta, Yanda & Osemele…there are plenty of players for Kubiak to build around & succeed.

  26. taosravenfan says: Jan 27, 2014 7:51 PM

    Funny reading the steeler fans whistling past the graveyard. Kubrick was the best available OC as there was no way the clowns would let Norv go to bmore. Kubiak had Matt freaking Schaub in the probowl. This beats shabby jr or hostler. As for the steeler fans have fun with Haley and a ratlisberger in the November of his career

  27. rockthered1286 says: Jan 27, 2014 9:07 PM

    Lets be honest here- regardless of who the Ravens hired for OC the same group of trolls would’ve had the same thing to say, just switch the name. But a few notes:

    -no the Texans did not have a worse O Line than the Ravens in the past years. BigMac at LT (until 2013) and Oher at RT. Ill leave it at that.
    -Schaub couldn’t hold Flacco’s jock strap. And the fact that Kubiak made him into a pro bowl caliber QB speaks volumes.
    -this alleged “terrible team” was 8-8. Their worst record since 2006. And that was with a bad offense that featured NO TE, starting an undrafted rookie WR and an injured Rice. Kubiak can only improve that.
    -rustbelt clearly has a man crush on Flacco. Loves flashing that same stat line.

    Think that about covers it. Cheers!

  28. scoobies05 says: Jan 27, 2014 9:14 PM

    steeler fans commenting on another team’s offensive coordinator? tell us all how much you love haley. remind us again what your record was last year.

  29. brownsprotonator says: Jan 27, 2014 10:31 PM

    See what’s going on here Jimmy Haslam? No one trusts your newly bearded little munchkin friend.

  30. hakunamangata says: Jan 27, 2014 11:57 PM

    Hey dr. Rustbelt remind me again, what were Andy Dalton’s playoff numbers against Kubiak’s texans two years in a row?

  31. blackngold4life says: Jan 28, 2014 4:12 AM

    Just wanted to see how many ppl said this was a good hire same ppl said he was awful last year..LOL

  32. bigbenownsthenfl says: Jan 28, 2014 5:05 AM

    i thought Caldwell was the key to success? didn’t you fire cam and say Caldwell was great for flacco? and then flacco goes in the tank again this year after fluking a super bowl? wow this is my shocked face :0…… that’s what happens when jumpball joes long, high deep hail marys start getting picked off. hes useless. what a waste of money.

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