May 28, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman (right) runs a drill with wide receiver Marlon Brown (14) during training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
4. Hiring Marc Trestman, OC
The Ravens hired Trestman as their new offensive coordinator back in January 2015, just a few days after Gary Kubiak left to become the new head coach of the Denver Broncos.
Trestman came to Baltimore after a two-year stint as the head coach of the Chicago Bears. He was fired after the Bears went 5-11 last season. Before his lack of success with the Bears, Trestman had thrived in the CFL after successful coordinator spells with the Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers and Browns (While Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome was a player).
Despite the disappointing 2014 season, Trestman has a strong reputation for working with quarterbacks, and he guided the Bears to a top-10 offense in 2013. The passing game during his first year in Chicago set several records in the team’s 94-year-old franchise record book.
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Trestman has 18 years of coaching experience in the NFL. His last stint as an offensive coordinator came in Oakland in 2002-2003, where he helped the Raiders reach Super Bowl XXXVII
With the Ravens he gets the chance to work with eight-year veteran Joe Flacco, who is coming off the best season of his career. I am sure that Trestman will improve Flacco’s game and help the quarterback get past the 4,000 passing yards mark in 2015.
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There’s no doubt in my mind that with Trestman running the offense that he Ravens will be a top-ten offense in 2015.
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