Ravens fire Marc Trestman, promote Marty Mornhinweg

AP

The Ravens only scored 10 points in Sunday’s loss to Washington, and that will cost their offensive coordinator his job.

Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman has been fired, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. He will be replaced by Marty Mornhinweg, who had previously been Baltimore’s quarterbacks coach.

This isn’t the first time Ravens coach John Harbaugh has fired his offensive coordinator in the middle of a season: In 2012, Harbaugh fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell. That move (which coincidentally also came after a loss to Washington) precipitated the Ravens’ run to the Super Bowl.

Trestman was in his second season with the Ravens after spending the previous two years as head coach of the Bears. Mornhinweg is also in his second season in Baltimore. He’s previously been an offensive coordinator for the Jets, Eagles and 49ers and head coach of the Lions.

66 responses to “Ravens fire Marc Trestman, promote Marty Mornhinweg

  1. I always wondered why Trestman kept getting hired. And then being quite ordinary once he got the job,

  2. “In 2012, Harbaugh fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell. That move (which coincidentally also came after a loss to Washington) precipitated the Ravens’ run to the Super Bowl.”

    Boom! I was just asking for Trestman to be fired in the other PFT article.

    If you haven’t noticed, take a look at my username. Coincidence? No. I never liked cam cameron and was calling for his job the entire year. Finally, the Ravens obliged and went on to win the Superbowl.

    Will this happen again? Maybe, but all I know is that Trestman is a horrendous offensive coordinator who doesn’t know how to work the flow of the game.

  3. How Marc Trestman keeps getting coaching jobs in the NFL is beyond me. I wonder what sucker (er, franchise) will hire him next?

  4. Really have to hand it to the redskins. Each time the ravens lose to them, it results in their horrible OC getting the can. Also, the previous 2 times the redskins have beaten the ravens in the regular season, they’ve gone on to win the superbowl.

  5. Unfortunately I think this is a great move by the Rats. Trestman is terrible but even Marty can’t fix the jumpball. And he expects a PI call when he throws it too lmao

  6. Probably the right move, but they can’t protect Flacco, have stupid penalties throughout every game, can’t cover punts, and had questionable decisions by the head coach. They have talent, but not a playoff team right now.

  7. Ravens fans, I haven’t watched your team too closely this year so I don’t know what to make of this move.

    What are your thoughts? Warranted? Panic move? Something in between?

  8. @fincy74 absolutely the right move. aside from him being totally incompetent in game planning, making adjustments, or sticking with what works, he is just a terrible fit for the ravens. His pass first, dink and dunk philosophy will never allow the ravens to succeed. They need to run the ball to open up play action down the field for Joe, something he was just unwilling to do.

  9. As a Bears fan, this move comes as no surprise.

    A QB whisperer he may have been once, but I have seen little evidence of that lately…

  10. I never thought I’d see the day when fans celebrated over their own team promoting Marty Mornhinweg.

  11. Yea he got fired. And who was the genius who decided not to take the 3 points and pulled the boneheaded fake field ST gaffe? They are still there?
    Perriman lets a TD go right through his hands…You had your chances.

  12. I’m a Redskins fan & the only way I thought we won was due to his terrible play calling. West was gashing our defense for 10 yards a pop, and Trestman just kept throwing, like Jay Gruden on steroids!!
    Both sides were awful play calling in this game. 3rd & 1 and we threw incomplete every time….SMH
    Redskins were lucky to get outta that mess with a win, but Trestman did call an awful game, no doubt

  13. How does Trestman keep getting hired in the NFL? Has he ever had any success at all? Terrible HC, terrible OC.

  14. Defense only game up 9 points while being on field most of the game . *)Special teams touchdown ) The offense was so dry and basic, check down after checkdown, although we ran the ball well we/he abandoned the run most of game. #GoodMove

  15. @finchy74
    The Ravens have bigger problems than just Trestman. I wouldn’t call it a panic move as much as I’d call it a “nowhere to go but up” move. The Ravens offense looks horrendous. Is the offense struggling because of playcalling? Maybe. Maybe not. We will see soon, but I don’t think too many people in Baltimore are surprised or upset today.

  16. Thank God. As a ravens fan, this should have happened after last season. I’m not delusional about a potential superbowl berth but let’s atleast hope for playoffs. See ya, Marc. Atleast your daughters hot..

  17. The last time the Ravens fired an OC mid-season it was exactly what they needed? But Marty Mornhinweg? Woof. His Jets offense was pure torture to watch.

  18. I guess Peyton Manning turned down the Ravens offensive coordinator job offer? Unfortunately I don’t think even he can fix Flacco.

  19. Joe Flacco, coach killer. Probably why Harbaugh always blames “illegal” formations and sunspots when he loses to real teams.

  20. More Harbaugh blame and whining. The Harbaugh brothers are the worst thing to happen to football ever. Their sense of entitlement sickens most fans. These two crybabies are LOSERS. Always. Forever.

  21. Since Flacco’s SB run and subsequent contract

    Regular Season

    Player A: 1110/1797, 61.8%, 65 TD/50 Int, 11971 yards, 81.8 Rating, 24-23 record

    Player B: 1027/1610, 63.8% 66 TD/22 Int, 11137 yards, 92.0 Rating, 32-18 record

    Postseason

    Player A: 46/74, 62.2%, 6 TD/2 Int, 551 yards, 100.7 Rating, 1-1 Record

    Player B: 76/118, 64.4%, 6 TD/ 1 Int, 814 yards, 97.9 Rating, 1-2 Record

    Player A is “Elite” Joe Flacco. Player B “Game Manager” Alex Smith.

  22. selldannysell says:
    Oct 10, 2016 10:20 AM

    Marty Mornhinweg of the 0-16 Detroit Lions is still employed in the league. And people wonder why there’s a Rooney Rule. Wow!
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    To be fair, Marty was 5-27 with the Lions. I dont recall Marty ever looking good without Mariucci or Reid overseeing his offenses though, so I wouldnt call this a great hire.

  23. selldannysell says:
    Oct 10, 2016 10:20 AM
    Marty Mornhinweg of the 0-16 Detroit Lions is still employed in the league. And people wonder why there’s a Rooney Rule. Wow!

    Really? Really?

    There are a lot of people employed in the NFL that were fired elsewhere. Rooney rule applies to HC jobs – Marty is now an OC – not HC.

    Also – can anyone at all point out a person of color that isn’t a HC and SHOULD be right now over someone? What hot coordinator is being held down due to their skin color? I’ll wait….

  24. Ravens fan here. Trestman got fired during the 4th quarter yesterday. The incomplete pass from our 4 on first down set up a necessary pass on 2nd down and then 3rd down. This happened again on the next drive, then the following drive as well. See ya Marc, but ya gotta run it sometimes so the defense doesn’t pin their ears back. Flacco is going to get killed back there.

    As far as Flacco, most Ravens fans would rather have him than the alternative. In my view, he’s a top 10 QB easy….but I wouldn’t choose anyone over him in the playoffs given what he’s done during his time in Baltimore. Did anyone see Perriman drop the pass in the 3rd quarter and then fail to get both feet down in the 4th? You can’t blame this stuff on Flacco. Flacco dropped a perfect ball in there both times as he has done all year. One of his INTs (last week or the week before) was a bad pick….many of the others have been tipped balls, sometimes by our own guys.

    Flacco has also worked to improve his penchant for fumbling the ball on sacks. This is an obvious improvement since 2014.

    Flacco is a lot like Eli Manning in terms of big games and a fan base’s confidence in the QB. Eli isn’t flashy and his numbers, although solid, aren’t big numbers…but if the Giants are deep in the playoffs Eli is going to be a big reason why.

  25. so when the offense doesn’t perform well, is Marty going to walk off the field and ride his Harley away?

    How he and Trestman keep getting jobs is anyone’s guess, probably know where bodies are buried or have damning pictures of someone.

  26. As a Steeler fan, I am never happy when the Ravens give themselves a wakeup call in midseason after getting off to a tough start. Still, I think that their problems so far go way beyond just changing the offensive coordinator.

    We will see, of course, but for all of the injuries the Steelers have been dealing with so far, things are really lining up well for them. The Browns are the Browns, the Bengals are playing as if trying to prove that their window of opportunity has passed them by, and the Ravens are struggling to score points or finish games.

  27. steelerfanjo says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:35 AM
    More Harbaugh blame and whining. The Harbaugh brothers are the worst thing to happen to football ever. Their sense of entitlement sickens most fans. These two crybabies are LOSERS. Always. Forever.

    4 6

    A Steeler fan complaining about a sense of entitlement that sickens other fans? That’s good stuff.

  28. manderson4150 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 9:40 AM

    I always wondered why Trestman kept getting hired. And then being quite ordinary once he got the job
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    Is this a joke? Have you looked at Mornhinweg’s resume?

  29. easternshoresfinest says:
    Oct 10, 2016 9:45 AM
    Really have to hand it to the redskins. Each time the ravens lose to them, it results in their horrible OC getting the can. Also, the previous 2 times the redskins have beaten the ravens in the regular season, they’ve gone on to win the superbowl.
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    Must make people like logicalvoice feel great to know their team is SO bad that coaches are fired after losing to the DeadSkins

  30. West was balling in the first quarter then for some reason he stopped running the ball. Also I have no problem trying out Dixon and Allen but if West is balling keep feeding him and use the other guys to rest him.

    See ya Marc! C’mon Marty right this ship! The talent is there, use it!

  31. Trestman was hyped as an offensive genius when the Bears hired him.

    Now he’s 0 for 2 in the NFL.

    Time to head back north of the border.

  32. wow… running the through the gamut of former NFC North trainwrecks….. somewhere knuckledragger Mike Tice is waiting for a call from area code 215.

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