Four years ago, it sparked a Super Bowl run. This year, the goal is simply to stop the bleeding.
The Ravens have announced that offensive coordinator Marc Trestman is out, and that he’ll be replaced by Marty Mornhinweg.
Morhinweg becomes the fifth former head coach to serve as the offensive coordinator in the last four years; Cam Cameron yielded to Jim Caldwell in 2012. After 2013, when Caldwell became the coach of the Lions, Gary Kubiak arrived. In 2015, when Kubiak became the coach of the Broncos, Trestman became the new coordinator.
“After very careful consideration, I have decided to make a change to our offensive coaching staff and have replaced Marc Trestman with Marty Mornhinweg as offensive coordinator for the rest of the season,” coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. “My obligations are to the team, the organization and the fans to be the very best team we can be. Today we find ourselves one game out of the division and conference lead after experiencing two tough losses at home. We will work to be better in every aspect of our football team. Our expectations are high, and we look forward to fulfilling them.
“I appreciate and respect the efforts and contributions Marc has made to the team since his arrival. Marc is a good person and an excellent football coach.”
Mornhinweg had been working as the quarterbacks coach in Baltimore. Both of his first two games as offensive coordinator will come at MetLife Stadium, against the Giants and the Jets.
For Trestman, an outside-the-box choice for the Bears as head coach in 2013 (over Bruce Arians), the move could result in his relegation to the CFL, where he served as a head coach before being hired by Chicago.