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After parting methods with offensive coordinator Greg Roman final week, the Baltimore Ravens reportedly have just a few large names in thoughts to be his substitute.
In response to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the candidates on the radar for Baltimore embody former Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich.
Fowler added that Baltimore vast receivers coach Tee Martin and quarterbacks coach James City “might get a glance” because the group’s high in-house candidates.
Roman stepped down final Thursday after a 2022 season that noticed a regression within the once-feared Ravens offense. Baltimore ranked sixteenth within the NFL with 338.8 complete yards per recreation and nineteenth with 20.6 factors per recreation. The group’s stout speeding assault managed to carry out at a excessive degree, rating second within the league with a median of 160.0 yards.
Reich was fired by the Colts halfway by means of the 2022 season after teaching the group to a 3-5-1 document. He went 40-33-1 total in his four-plus seasons in Indianapolis, main the franchise to 2 playoff appearances in 2018 and 2020. Previous to changing into a head coach, he excelled as an offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles and helped the group win Tremendous Bowl LII.
Bieniemy is a perennial head teaching candidate and is taken into account one of many high offensive minds within the NFL. The Chiefs put forth one other dominant season, main the league with 413.6 yards per recreation whereas star quarterback Patrick Mahomes ranked first with 5,250 passing yards. Kansas Metropolis is within the midst of its playoff run and can face the Cincinnati Bengals within the AFC Championship subsequent week.
The Bucs fired Leftwich on Thursday after the group averaged simply 18.1 factors and was bounced from the playoffs by the Dallas Cowboys within the wild-card spherical. It was only a yr in the past that Tampa Bay was second within the league with 30.1 factors per recreation.
The hiring of a brand new offensive coordinator is not the one high precedence on the Ravens’ offseason agenda, as they’re additionally hoping to barter a brand new contract for star quarterback Lamar Jackson. Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh said he expects the 26-year-old to be concerned within the group’s seek for an OC.
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