Greg Roman promoted to Ravens offensive coordinator

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With Lamar Jackson in and Joe Flacco on the way out, the Ravens are changing up their offense.

Greg Roman, who spent last season as the assistant head coach and tight ends coach in Baltimore, has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports that Harbaugh confirmed the move.

Where that leaves last year’s offensive coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg, is unclear. Mornhinweg has been told he can remain on the staff in another role, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him leave rather than take a demotion.

Roman should be a good fit for Jackson. Roman was previously the 49ers’ offensive coordinator (working for John Harbaugh’s brother Jim Harbaugh) during Colin Kaepernick’s best seasons. It’s easy to see Jackson having some of the same kinds of success that Kaepernick had with the 49ers.

Harbaugh has reportedly told his entire offensive staff they are welcome to stay, although it’s unclear if all of them will under a reorganized organizational chart.

20 responses to “Greg Roman promoted to Ravens offensive coordinator

  1. Nobody can run scheme a stone age offense and make it look new for a season or two like Roman. They’re essentially running Kaepernick 2.0. Kaep couldn’t read a defense to save his life. Once his first option was covered, it was off to the races. The one difference between Kaep and Jackson is that Jackson can scramble, Kaep not so much, other than that, unless Jackson can master the playbook, improve his accuracy and hit second and third reads, he’ll be dealing with a another QB in 2-3 years on the roster that can.

  2. Marty’s inability to adapt the game plan to counter the Charger’s 7 DBs is why this is happening. If you can’t adjust in-game to other teams who scheme your game plan, then you shouldn’t be coaching in the NFL, period.

    Sure Lamar presented certain challenges, but there’s no reason more quick slants, TE involvement, screens, etc. shouldn’t have been used to counter the Charger’s onslaught of DB blitzes and stopping the run.

    Lamar can be successful and can run a pro-style offense. Like any rookie QB, he’s got a lot of fine-tuning to do to make it. The Ravens made a good move to put the best coach with him to take Lamar to the next level.

  3. Kaep lost more games than he won, had a career high 3,369 yards, a career high 21 TDS, a declining yards per attempt, a middling passer rating, and a completion percentage under 60%.

    But yeah, a great D, and some scrambling helped him to a limited run of success. But once teams figured him out, he cratered.

    Jackson won’t be any different. Can’t throw. Never will.

  4. So it’s a guy who ran a 5-year-old Kaepernick scheme that was long ago figured out by the league, managing a QB whose own style was just decoded by the Chargers.

    Good luck. Hope the idea well is deeper than it appears.

  5. The other thing Jackson can do better than Kaep is progress through his reads and not run after the first read isnt open. This is actually a better QB to run romans system.

    Robert Phoenix says:
    January 11, 2019 at 9:39 am
    Nobody can run scheme a stone age offense and make it look new for a season or two like Roman. They’re essentially running Kaepernick 2.0. Kaep couldn’t read a defense to save his life. Once his first option was covered, it was off to the races. The one difference between Kaep and Jackson is that Jackson can scramble, Kaep not so much, other than that, unless Jackson can master the playbook, improve his accuracy and hit second and third reads, he’ll be dealing with a another QB in 2-3 years on the roster that can.

  6. Another savvy move by a team that focuses on success and doesn’t waste its time bickering with ME FIRST players in the media like the Squealers.

  7. Let’s go Greg!

    I’m not sure how much adjusting Marty could have done against the Chargers. They were getting pressure and stopping Edwards and Dixon with 4 linemen. Quick slants would have been eaten up but all those DBs playing LB.

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