Everything You Need To Know About Marty Mornhinweg
Marty Mornhinweg in, Marc Trestman Out:
On Monday, John Harbaugh announced a promotion for quarterback coach Marty Mornhinweg. He became offensive coordinator following the termination of Marc Trestman. Mornhinweg joined the Baltimore Ravens in 2015 replacing Rick Dennison who left the team with Gary Kubiak to become the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos.
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Mornhinweg has had an impressive career. He’s been in the NFL for 22 years as a coach. Seven times in his career as offensive coordinator, his teams finished in the top 10 in total offense. This included finishing first with the 49ers in 1998 and an amazing run with the Eagles from 2006-2012.
Mornhinweg is as experienced as it gets:
Marty Mornhinweg started his NFL career in 1995 when Mike Holmgren hired him as an offensive assistant and quality control coach. He coached at the college level for nine years prior to joining the Green Bay staff. The following year Holmgren promoted him to quarterbacks coach, and the Packers went on to win the Super Bowl.
When Steve Mariucci replaced George Seifert as head coach of the 49ers, he hired Mornhinweg as his offensive coordinator. The two coached together in Green Bay, and Mornhinweg replaced Mariucci as quarterback coach. Two years later, he was hired by the Detroit Lions as their new head coach.
After two forgettable seasons as a head coach, he became the OC for the Philadelphia Eagles. This run with the Eagles solidified his prowess as an offensive mind. He remained with the Eagles until Andy Reid lost the head coaching job at the end of the 2012 season. The Jets quickly hired Mornhinweg as their offensive coordinator; he remained their for two seasons before joining the Ravens.
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Mornhinweg studied under some of the best West Coast Offensive minds the NFL had to offer. The system typically focuses on a large number of short passes that effectually work as a running game. Mornhinweg, however, developed a more run heavy play calling style accentuated by play action passes with deep options. His play calling style should heavily improve the Ravens’ offense as it fits into the strengths of the personnel. Also, last time Coach Harbaugh fired the OC in season, Baltimore won the Super Bowl.