The Ravens may have a brand new offensive coordinator in 2023, as Greg Roman is leaving to hunt different alternatives, his company Athletes First introduced.
The information broke hours earlier than the Ravens’ 2:30 p.m. Thursday press convention with Head Coach John Harbaugh and Common Supervisor Eric DeCosta, and the Ravens launched a press release from Harbaugh.
“Greg has led the event and success of a record-setting offense in Baltimore for a number of seasons,” Harbaugh stated. “He’s an incredible soccer coach, in addition to household man and individual.
“Greg devised and led our offense to no fewer than 26 historic NFL and franchise achievements. He established an identification for our offense. We’re grateful for Greg’s nice work and talents, and we want him and his great household the utmost happiness going ahead.”
Roman released a statement thanking Proprietor Steve Bisciotti, Harbaugh, different Ravens organizational leaders, gamers, and followers.
“After visiting with Coach Harbaugh and after huddling with my household, I’ve determined that now’s the suitable time to maneuver on from the Ravens in order that I can discover new challenges and alternatives,” Roman stated.
Roman has been the Ravens’ offensive coordinator since 2019 and engineered a number of the most profitable offenses in franchise historical past with Lamar Jackson as his signal-caller. In 2019, Roman was named the AP Assistant Coach of the 12 months and Jackson was the unanimous league MVP. When Jackson has performed, the Ravens have had a 39-15 document with Roman.
Roman constructed a revolutionary offense centered round Jackson’s unreal expertise, and Jackson executed it at a excessive degree. Over Roman’s 4 seasons on the helm, here is the place the Ravens offense ranked:
- 2019 – 1st in factors, 2nd in yards
- 2020 – seventh in factors, nineteenth in yards
- 2021 – seventeenth in factors, sixth in yards
- 2022 – nineteenth in factors, sixteenth in yards
The Ravens had by no means earlier than ranked within the prime 10 in factors scored in back-to-back seasons. Their rankings in 2019 had been each franchise highs.
In 2019, the Ravens had 3,296 dashing yards, breaking the New England Patriots’ mark for many dashing yards in a season, a document that stood for 41 years. Jackson’s 1,206 dashing yards in 2019 are probably the most ever by a quarterback. From 2019-2021, the Ravens additionally ran for 100 yards in 43 straight video games, tying the Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-1977) for probably the most in league historical past.
Nevertheless, this season, the Ravens offense bumped into extra troubles. Baltimore’s unit acquired off to a scorching begin, however slowed when prime large receiver Rashod Bateman was misplaced to a season-ending foot damage. When Jackson went down with a knee damage in Week 13, the offense struggled extra. The Ravens averaged 13.6 factors of their remaining six video games with out Jackson, together with the wild-card playoff loss in Cincinnati.
The Ravens scored 17 factors within the playoff loss and the sport turned when a goal-line quarterback sneak by Tyler Huntley resulted in a fumble that was returned for a 98-yard landing by Bengals defensive finish Sam Hubbard.
The Ravens’ red-zone points had been an issue all 12 months, as they completed thirtieth within the NFL. Roman’s revolutionary dashing scheme as soon as once more excelled, as Baltimore was second within the league with 160 dashing yards per recreation, however the passing assault completed twenty eighth.
Baltimore’s offense was all the time run-heavy beneath Roman, nevertheless it was much less environment friendly within the passing recreation. The Ravens ranked sixteenth in Soccer Outsiders’ DVOA in passing in 2022, sixteenth in 2021, seventeenth in 2020, and first in 2019. The Ravens completed twenty eighth in passing yards per recreation (178.8) this season, thirteenth in 2021, thirty second in 2020, and twenty seventh in 2019.