Baltimore Ravens Must Fire Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman
Marc Trestman is taking a talented offense look abysmally disappointing and it’s an every week occurrence. If and when the Ravens decide changes must be made, look no farther than the offensive coordinator.
The Baltimore Ravens suffered their second straight loss today. The Ravens offense looked ready to break out. The first possession of the game resulted in a Ravens touchdown. They went 75 yards down the field in just nine plays. Terrance West broke a big run and everything was clicking. After that the offense did a whole lot of nothing.
It seems like the Ravens have the same problem every week. When the Ravens struggle with the same things, fans can’t help but boo. That is ultimately what this offense produces the most of, boos from their fans. When you leave points on the field it’s frustrating. When you go away from what works it’s unforgivable. Before I really get thing rant off of my chest, remember that this has been building up in me for a while. It seems like it has been building up in Baltimore. I doubt that I am alone in my angst.
First let me say that not everything is Trestman’s fault. When you have a banged up offensive line things don’t get easier. Also, this game would be different if Breshad Perriman could have caught the two potential touchdowns that so painfully eluded him.
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Joe Flacco only threw for 210 yards on 46 attempts. The Ravens had just 18 rushing attempts and they had 118 rushing yards. That’s right, the Ravens averaged 6.5 yards per carry. The Ravens rushing attack wasn’t going to be stopped, yet Trestman had Joe Flacco throw the football 28 more times than he handed it off.
Trestman went away from what worked. I guess he is a fan of Sam Koch, because his decisions led to eight punts. He deliberately ignored the situation he was facing and called a pass happy attack. Yes, Joe Flacco has to step up but how do you justify Trestman’s play-calling.
The Ravens offense ranks 20th in the NFL right now. They’re 15th in passing and 18th in rushing yards per game. This frustrating team ranks 19th in points scored per game. It’s just not working right now. Nothing is working.
If the Ravens fired Marc Trestman, what is the worst thing that can happen? The Ravens already have a horrible offensive coordinator. Promoting someone to be the interim OC sounds better than doing the same thing every single week. Trestman is not going to change. He’s going to keep the pass happy trend going.
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When the Ravens lost to the Redskins in 2012, it was the final nail in the coffin for Cam Cameron. That was the tumultuous end of a three game losing streak. The Ravens fired Cameron and went on to win the Super Bowl. I’m not suggesting that giving Trestman his pink slip will get us to the Super Bowl. I am suggesting that it cannot possibly hurt. It may not get better when hes gone, but at least things will change.