Ravens retain Marty Mornhinweg, John Harbaugh hints at hiring Chuck Pagano

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The Ravens will retain their offensive coordinator and appear to want Chuck Pagano as their defensive coordinator.

Baltimore coach John Harbaugh confirmed today that Mornhinweg will be calling plays again in 2018.

“I believe in these coaches, I understand the job they did this year because I see it close up,” Harbaugh said. “I think our offense made a heck of a lot of progress, especially considering the adversity we faced and the challenges we were up against this year.”

As for the defensive coordinator spot, which became vacant when Dean Pees retired, Harbaugh didn’t confirm that Pagano is his preferred candidate, but he did say he will hire “someone who has been involved in this system before.” That would seem to confirm the report that he wants Pagano, who was the Ravens’ defensive coordinator in 2011 before leaving to become the Colts’ head coach.

43 responses to “Ravens retain Marty Mornhinweg, John Harbaugh hints at hiring Chuck Pagano

  1. The Ravens offensive issues are simple – Joe Flacco.

    He is a bottom 10 QB getting top 2 money. Until he is gone, the offense, as well as the whole team, will be crippled.

  2. Have fun, Ravens fans. John Harbaugh is nothing but a rich man’s version of Jeff Fisher- over the last 5 years he is 40-40. Worse than Jim Caldwell. Worse than Marvin Lewis. A mediocre coach who hires nothing but old school cronies as assistants and lives off the glory of the few times he manages to catch lightning in a bottle. Marty Mornhinweg.LOL. An old team with old coaches running old systems. Yawn.

  3. This is a huge step backwards for the Ravens. Morningweg saved his job by having success in week 14,15,16. Every other game was a complete embarrassment. The offense generated one first down in the first half of Week 17 with the playoffs on the line. This offense has been completely vanilla and predictable since he took over.

  4. I think Pagano is still getting paid. If I were him, I’d just retire. Or at least take a couple years off and see how he feels. Marty Mornhinweg is a good coach. The Colts should interview him for their new head coach.

  5. did you watch the first half of week 17? Flacco comically underthrew Wallace twice on deep routes when he was wide open.

    and LOL at anyone thinking Marty’s system is old, the Ravens threw on first down more than any other down this year.

  6. Long-time Raven fan. I cannot believe he can stand in front of the press and deliver the same old, tired BS about his “mighty men”, and how “hard the team fought” this year. The canned BS that comes out of his mouth is ridiculous. What is Bisciotti thinking? Does he realize M&T Bank was 1/2 full for most games this year? The Ravens have been putting an absolutely disgusting and unwatchable product on the field ever since super bowl 47, and we the fans are sick of it. I will not go to games, buy merchandise, or support this organization in any fashion until changes are made and I sincerely hope other Ravens fans do the same. As far as I’m concerned, Ozzie and Harbs are no longer fit to serve. Oh, and can we actually draft and sign some young playmakers on offense? Goodbye Perriman/Maclin!

  7. the two morons that started the national nightmare of deflategate back together…Harbaugh and Pagano.. btw how did that work out for both teams!

  8. I cant believe this. I know this owner loves continuity, but that stadium was half empty this year ( i know for many reasons). But an ugly, putrid offense is what always got boo’ed by the fans who did show up for those games.
    I guess the “hope” is that linemen back and the draft will turn Marty into something he has never been, a good OC.

  9. lukedunphysscienceproject says: “Have fun, Ravens fans. John Harbaugh is nothing but a rich man’s version of Jeff Fisher- over the last 5 years he is 40-40.”
    —————–

    His overall HC record is 104-71. Stop cherry-picking stats – otherwise I can say he’s 5-2 since the bye-week. He’s won 10+ games in 5 of his 10 seasons so only an idiot would think that’s “lightning in a bottle”-type luck.

  10. I know they’ll hire Pagano as DC but will he bring along the plan for his famous “rusty gate” play for the offense?

  11. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    Have fun, Ravens fans. John Harbaugh is nothing but a rich man’s version of Jeff Fisher- over the last 5 years he is 40-40.
    ——
    Yes I too remember when Jeff Fisher won a Super Bowl.

  12. Word Pats fans : Brady / Belichick v Harbaugh / /Flacco in playoffs : 2 wins 2 losses ; outscored by Balt by 21 points and a dropped pass from 1-3

  13. I think our offense made a heck of a lot of progress, especially considering the adversity we faced and the challenges we were up against this year.

    Challenges like having the kickoff moved back to 4pm.

  14. .
    If you keep repeating a myth enough times, it becomes legend among the clueless. Let the choir sing:
    .
    “The Ravens are the one team you don’t want to face in the playoffs”.
    .

  15. Dave Ko says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    lukedunphysscienceproject says: “Have fun, Ravens fans. John Harbaugh is nothing but a rich man’s version of Jeff Fisher- over the last 5 years he is 40-40.”
    —————–

    His overall HC record is 104-71. Stop cherry-picking stats – otherwise I can say he’s 5-2 since the bye-week. He’s won 10+ games in 5 of his 10 seasons so only an idiot would think that’s “lightning in a bottle”-type luck.
    =

    5 years is not a small sample size- it’s a trend. It shows that Harbaugh has not changed with the game and thinks the recipe he used to win a Super Bowl six years ago is still good enough.

  16. factschecker says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:39 pm
    lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    Have fun, Ravens fans. John Harbaugh is nothing but a rich man’s version of Jeff Fisher- over the last 5 years he is 40-40.
    ——
    Yes I too remember when Jeff Fisher won a Super Bowl.
    =

    Harbaugh and Fisher made the exact same number of Super Bowls. If Kevin Dyson reaches the ball one inch further, they have the same number of wins. I hardly think that makes Harbaugh better.

  17. xcflqb7 says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    Word Pats fans : Brady / Belichick v Harbaugh / /Flacco in playoffs : 2 wins 2 losses ; outscored by Balt by 21 points and a dropped pass from 1-3

    ———

    Yup….the Ravens used to play the Pats tough when Ray Lewis was around…. But the Ravens have never recovered from the last playoff game against the Pats. The one where Harbaugh and his defense didn’t know the rules. Anyway, Ray Lewis isn’t coming back and Flacco had played in his last postseason game as a Raven

  18. nhpats says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:30 pm
    John Harbaugh….Marvin Lewis…..Mike Tomlin….

    No wonder the teams in the AFCN stink
    ————————————————

    Heh.. Bills, Dolphins and Jets.. are you seriously touting that? The Pats have been very successful in their own division because of jokester teams like that! If they played in the AFC North, Brady wouldn’t still be playing and Billacheat would still be on the move trying to cherry pick his next coaching gig.

  19. charliecharger says:
    Marty Mornhinweg is a good coach. The Colts should interview him for their new head coach.
    – – – – – – – – –

    I just sprayed an entire mouthful of Dr. Pepper onto my laptop reading that! I lived with the MM as HC in Detroit. Wouldn’t wish that on anybody, well other than the Browns. ANYWAY, no. Just no.

  20. If the Ravens would have brought back Jim Caldwell on top of bringing back Pagano they’d be the team to beat in the AFC North again. Caldwell seemed to know how to get the best out of Flacco.

  21. China doll Luck got Pagano fired. Pagano is a really good coach and the Ravens will become a lot better with him.

  22. Patriots have a significantly higher winning percentage against the AFC north than the east.

  23. ravensrooster says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    nhpats says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:30 pm
    John Harbaugh….Marvin Lewis…..Mike Tomlin….

    No wonder the teams in the AFCN stink
    ————————————————

    Heh.. Bills, Dolphins and Jets.. are you seriously touting that? The Pats have been very successful in their own division because of jokester teams like that! If they played in the AFC North, Brady wouldn’t still be playing and Billacheat would still be on the move trying to cherry pick his next coaching gig.

    ————
    The Pats have a higher winning percentage outside their division than they do within their division. In fact, the Pats swept the AFCN last season and have beaten Pittsburgh two times since then for good measure. The only team in the AFCN that has beaten the Pats since 2004 is the Ravens….and they are now a shell of their former selves….

  24. Ravens really haven’t been any good in a while. Yet Harbaugh still talks it up and carries himself like he’s the king of the hill. That type of arrogance runs in the family I guess. On the other, Belichick’s dour personality and arrogance is more tolerable because of his historical performance as a coach.

  25. In the big picture the offense did improve as the season progressed, admittedly a large part of this was Alex Collins but Marty did some good. The team remained competitive and was playoff bound except for a blown 4th and 12 play. Harbaugh kept them from giving up. I get bringing them back.

    The offense will only go as far as Flacco. This year his timing was off, his accuracy was off and early on he played scared. When the offense performs poorly I’m tired of seeing him sitting on the bench with his blank careless look. A little fire, a little remorse, a little spark of leadership would be nice. The team needs a strategy to move on at the QB position.

    This draft needs to focus on the offense especially the skill positions. Its not Ozzie’s strength but the lack of focus there is showing.

  26. The Raven owner stated several years ago that our goal was to be consistent like the Steelers & Patriots and compete every year – they refuse to go the “rebuild” route and seem to be OK with being .500 (40-40 since Super Bowl) – QB- very avg to below avg, DRAFT- very avg to below avg,
    Impact Players- zero. Nothing the organization is saying makes you feel like they will change.

  27. The Baltimore Murdering Black Birds are preparing for another unremarkable season in 2018.

    I love it!

  28. Post Ray Lewis the Ravens are a franchise without direction. Every single defensive coach and many future head coaches that were fortunate enough to stand on the sideline and watch the Goat should be paying royalties the Greatest Defensive Team Leader in NFL history. When you came into the bank with 52 roaming sideline to sideline and #20 manning the back half there was no better place to be, now we have a rudderless offense, a defense that doesn’t know how to protect the end zone when it matters most and GM who’s great at finding an UDFA’s but consstently finds busts in rounds 1-3, with the exception of Humprey and mosley over the past 7 years at that’s only due to his Alabama connections.

  29. Joe Flacco should be required to pay a portion of his salary to Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, and Terrell Suggs, as without those defenders, he would never have gotten the contract he did, or won the super bowl for that matter.

  30. Winning in the NFL is about drafting well…Period…We have not drafted well for a long time and that is why we are .500 since our last Superbowl. Draft the right talent and you will win! Look at New Orleans this year…Best draft class so they went worst to first in 1 year. Ozzie it’s now or never!

  31. nhpats says:
    John Harbaugh….Marvin Lewis…..Mike Tomlin….
    No wonder the teams in the AFCN stink

    First 11 yrs as HeadCoach Belichick 99 reg season wins 5 losing seasons. First 11 yrs as HC: Tomlin 116 wins- never a losing season Yeah Tomlin sucks

  32. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Dave Ko says:
    January 4, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    lukedunphysscienceproject says: “Have fun, Ravens fans. John Harbaugh is nothing but a rich man’s version of Jeff Fisher- over the last 5 years he is 40-40.”
    —————–

    His overall HC record is 104-71. Stop cherry-picking stats – otherwise I can say he’s 5-2 since the bye-week. He’s won 10+ games in 5 of his 10 seasons so only an idiot would think that’s “lightning in a bottle”-type luck.
    =

    5 years is not a small sample size- it’s a trend. It shows that Harbaugh has not changed with the game and thinks the recipe he used to win a Super Bowl six years ago is still good enough.

    ….Actually they’re NOT doing what they did when they won the Super Bowl. That was an offense led team, or at worst a very balanced team with a good speed rusher (Kruger), four of five Olinemen were ProBowl or All Pro, a good tight end, Anquan Boldin and two speed guys

  33. There’s a lot wrong with the Ravens and most of it is Ozzie’s fault. If he doesn’t draft heavily on offense this year, I want to see him get the axe!

  34. “coltssteve says:
    January 4, 2018 at 2:39 pm
    Joe Flacco should be required to pay a portion of his salary to Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, and Terrell Suggs, as without those defenders, he would never have gotten the contract he did, or won the super bowl for that matter.”

    Hate to break it to you, except for Suggs all those guys were way past the prime the SB year and the defense was not that good. Joe owes it more to having a stud O-Line and a great running game which is when he succeeds.

  35. Just FYI too, Teryl Austin, our DC here in Detroit came from Baltimore. If we are to hire a defensive-minded head coach, Austin will be available. May be a better option than Pagano.

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