At some point, the Marty Mornhinweg experiment may need to come to an end. I give you three reasons why the Ravens should do this.
There’s no sugar-coating it. The Baltimore Ravens have an absolutely dreadful offense. There’s no one person to blame for this. The offensive line is in shambles, Joe Flacco is playing very poorly, and the offensive play-calling leaves much to be desired. Many people are calling for offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s head, and I will give you three reasons to why he should indeed be fired.
The offense needs a spark.
This feels a lot like this time last year, doesn’t it? The Ravens fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman after failing to commit to the run game and providing overall bad play calling. The offense needed a spark. Some new energy. There was one problem though. Trestman’s replacement wasn’t much better.
Marty Mornhinweg also failed to commit to running the ball and had many of the same problems Trestman had. He doesn’t take many shots down the field with all of the speedy receivers the Ravens have. He instead relies on the short passing game, which doesn’t fit Flacco at all. Many fans decided to give him the benefit of the doubt, however, since he had taken over in the midst of the season and had to work with what Trestman already had installed. So far this year, these same problems mostly persist.
The first two games were great. The defense created 5 turnovers in each game and the offense never had to play from behind. They ran the ball nonstop and there was nothing the opponents could do to stop it. It was ugly, but yet it was also beautiful. Joe Flacco typically needs a strong run game to have success of his own. The last two games have been a completely different story though.
The Ravens haven’t had a lead in the past two games. Mornhinweg seems to forget everything that works well when playing from behind. Flacco throws the ball for what seems to be 100 times, but none of those throws are farther than 15 yards downfield. This offense has to change quickly. The Ravens will not be able to win very many games with an offense as inept as this one. Firing Marty may be the change they need. Greg Roman would be a much better OC in my opinion.