Ravens To Fire Marty Mornhinweg?

Fishing up their third season in four years without a playoff berth, the Ravens are likely to part ways with another offensive coordinator.

Baltimore promoted Marty Mornhinweg from quarterbacks coach to OC after firing Marc Trestman in October, but Jeff Zreibec of the Baltimore Sun writes the team will likely begin searching for his replacement after the season.

A new hire would make six OCs in six years for the Ravens, who previously moved from Cam Cameron to Jim Caldwell to Gary Kubiak to Trestman to Mornhinweg between 2012 and 2016. While both Caldwell and Kubiak guided the offense to perches that garnered them second head-coaching opportunities, the franchise will have experienced significant upheaval here after possessing stability in the position during its half-decade playoff streak. Cameron served as John Harbaugh‘s OC for the first four-plus seasons of his tenure.

Zreibec notes the switch from Trestman to Mornhinweg hasn’t resulted in a major improvement, with the Ravens’ ground game not particularly effective and a lack of big plays occurring. Baltimore ranks 18th offensively a year after Trestman’s offense — which was missing several pieces as injuries ravaged the ’15 Ravens — finished as the league’s 14th-ranked unit. Football Outsiders’ DVOA metric places the Baltimore offense at 23rd.

Despite the Ravens being 31-32 since their second Super Bowl title, Zreibec does not anticipate Harbaugh’s job being jeopardy. Having guided the Ravens to six playoff appearances in his nine years, Harbaugh signed an extension last offseason through 2018.

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