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Report: Ravens to hire Thomas Hammock as running backs coach

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The Ravens have reportedly looked to the collegiate ranks to fill their vacancy at running backs coach.

According to CoachingSearch.com, the Ravens are hiring Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock to the same position.

Hammock replaces Wilbert Montgomery, with whom Baltimore parted ways at season’s end.

The 32-year-old Hammock has coached Wisconsin’s running backs for the last three seasons, with Broncos tailback Montee Ball among the players with whom he has worked. He previously coached running backs at Minnesota and his alma mater, Northern Illinois, where he was a standout running back before a heart condition ended his career. Hammock’s backfield mate at Northern Illinois, Michael Turner, would go on to have a long, productive NFL career with San Diego and Atlanta.

Hammock’s hiring is one of multiple changes made to the Ravens’ offensive coaching staff after Baltimore struggled on this side of the ball in 2013. The Ravens’ running game was a major disappointment, finishing 30th in yards gained per game and 32nd in yards gained per carry.

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13 Responses to “Report: Ravens to hire Thomas Hammock as running backs coach”
  1. Coach John Harbaugh says: Feb 5, 2014 1:44 PM

    building the best staff in the national football league

    claiming the world title back this year !!!!!

  2. eatitfanboy says: Feb 5, 2014 1:48 PM

    I had a Hammock once. It was so relaxing.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 5, 2014 1:48 PM

    No snoozing with Hammock around.

  4. Joemontanaflacco says: Feb 5, 2014 1:49 PM

    All the pieces are falling into place as the Ravens begin their journey to SB XLIX.

  5. southpaw0609 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:56 PM

    Hammock

    Hmmm….sounds like he relaxes a little too much.

  6. ianwetpantscom says: Feb 5, 2014 2:08 PM

    Rest of the AFCN loves this hire!!

    #justsay’n

  7. rationalfootballfan says: Feb 5, 2014 2:14 PM

    Didn’t Montee Ball have a terrible fumbling problem this year? Or was that Hillman?

  8. pbastille says: Feb 5, 2014 2:23 PM

    He sounds laid-back

  9. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 5, 2014 2:36 PM

    All the pieces are falling into place as the Ravens begin their journey to SB XLI

    Too funny, but if you start walking now Iam sure the Ravens will get there in time to watch the game from great seats. Cheers!

  10. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 5, 2014 2:58 PM

    Harbs have finally gotten past the denial stage, and admits his offense has regressed to college-quality. WI can sure run the ball, and their QB is just serviceable. Good hire, he’ll be a great fit in Bal.

  11. steelcurtainn says: Feb 5, 2014 3:00 PM

    This guy cant help a team with an average qb, no line and an over-rated rb. lol. The offense is spiraling downward to be the worst in the division.

  12. Joemontanaflacco says: Feb 5, 2014 4:37 PM

    Ravens beat out two other teams for Hammock, one of them from the AFCN. No doubt the Steelers were suffering from buyer’s remorse after getting suckered into hiring a total bust from a team that couldn’t put together six wins with the most talented RB in the NFL. Hahahahahahaha!

  13. rocketcrab says: Feb 6, 2014 4:22 PM

    I don’t think the problem in 2013 was the running backs. Rice and Pierce didn’t just forget how to run the ball, and injuries to both didn’t help. IMHO it was the offensive line that was the problem.

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