Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta thinks his team will be better in specific areas, such as the red zone, after changing offensive coordinators this week.
But mostly, he thinks realizing that people get fired when they don’t produce will be good for a team that could use a shake.
Via Clifton Brown of CSNMidAtlantic.com, Pitta said that former coordinator Marc Trestman was a “good guy” and a “good coach” but that time had come for a change.
“I think it’s something that this offense needed,” Pitta said after Wednesday’s practice. “We were kind of in a bad place. It didn’t seem like we were getting out of it. Hopefully this will spark us.”
Of course, it puts replacement coordinator Marty Mornhinweg on the spot, giving him a short time to put his stamp on things. But Pitta said Mornhinweg’s “energy” and “excitement” was already on display.
“You see somebody go, you see somebody essentially get fired, it lights a fire under everybody,” Pitta said. “You understand that nobody’s job is safe, from the head coach down to the long snapper, whoever that is. It does instill a sense of urgency.
“Marty’s stepped up, and is in this position, and we all want to play well for him.”
If they don’t, the coordinator won’t be the last guy getting replaced.