Ravens Fire OC Marc Trestman

The Ravens are firing offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, league sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Baltimore is replacing him with Marty Mornhinweg. The team has since confirmed the move via press release.Marc Trestman (vertical)

Trestman’s firing comes one day after the Ravens suffered a 16-10 loss at home against the Redskins. After the game, quarterback Joe Flacco described the offense as “embarrassing” and said that the struggles so far this year have been “frustrating.” Apparently, team brass agreed and Trestman has been sacked five games into the season.

Trestman previously served as the Bears’ head coach from 2013 through 2014. After the Bears finished 8-8 in Trestman’s first year, they took a step back in 2014 with a 5-win season. Trestman was canned after the season, but the Ravens quickly scooped him up as their offensive coordinator.

Last year, the Ravens finished 14th in the NFL in total yards but placed in the bottom third of the league in points scored. Through five games this year, they’re roughly in the same position and the Ravens have opted to make a change. Mornhinweg, who previously served as Baltimore’s quarterbacks coach, will now get bumped up to OC. Mornhinweg has served as an offensive coordinator for three different teams (Jets, Eagles, and 49ers) in his career and is best known for his time as the head coach of the Lions, although that is a period he’d probably like to forget.

The Ravens will put a strong emphasis on maintaining balance on offense and sticking with the run game while reinforcing the downfield passing game, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com tweets. The Ravens can be expected to lean on Terrance West and they could also get Kenneth Dixon more involved as they look to spark their run game.

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12 comments on “Ravens Fire OC Marc Trestman

  1. sals029

    That was a crazy game plan by the Ravens Sunday. Redskins have shown all season that they can’t stop the run at all, including the first drive against the Ravens. Instead of sticking to it Trestman decided to chuck it around all afternoon. As well as the defense played that should have been a win for the Ravens.

  2. Ravens_Last_Place

    Trestman should have stayed in Canada. Maybe they’ll take him back.

    On a positive note, I have Mike Wallace in fantasy football and with a new OC, they’re sure to want to start on the right foot and air it out next game. I’ll be starting him.

  3. Ravens_Last_Place

    Also, is anyone surprised? Your QB is Joe Flacco. One game he looks elite, the next he looks pathetic. Overall, he’s very average. Their RBs are pure garbage. Your best WRs are Mike Wallace and Steve Smith. I know ppl think Ozzy Newsome is some sort of genius GM but perhaps he just forgot to do his job the past couple years? I wonder if he is satisfied with that Flacco contract? lol

    • dorfmac

      The thing about the Flacco contract is the Ravens were stuck – it was let him walk or pay his demands. He was coming off of a Super Bowl win and a historic playoff run. Given the scarcity of QB talent in the league, he was going to get paid one way or another. The Ravens deemed it better to be the ones to do it while the cap was set to increase so much in the coming years rather than start the entire process over with a new QB.

      I don’t like Flacco and thinks he’s the most frustrating person to watch in football, but there wasn’t an easy answer.

      • tjdchi

        Couldn’t agree more. Hindsight is always 20/20, but after his performance in the playoffs and super bowl that year there was no other option but sign him. Fans would’ve been in revolt.

  4. TJECK109

    How can you even use last year when discussing Trestman? If anything it’s amazing they finished 14th in yards with all the injuries they had and the lack of play makers on that side of the ball.

    • Ravens_Last_Place

      Every team has injuries. Injuries or not, finishing 14th in yards is hardly impressive, regardless of circumstance. If you think that’s impressive, you probably also think Flacco is elite, or at least good lol.

      • MatthewBaltimore23

        Every team has injuries, but we had Smith Sr.,Forsett,Pitta,Flacco, and Suggs all hurt. That’s like our top 5 players.

        • MatthewBaltimore23

          It was kind of hard to win when you had the overrated Kamar Aiken as your WR1 and Matt Schaub having to throw to Nick Boyle or run it to Buck Allen every play. Oh yeah, and Breshad Perriman was hurt too.

          • MatthewBaltimore23

            It got us Ronnie Stanley, though.

  5. padreforlife

    Now he can eat something

  6. Skol72

    I dont understand the hiring or the firing of Trestman. how did you not know what you had or were getting with him. he has been in the league forever. thats just bad management as far as im concerned.

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