Marty doesn’t fit what the Ravens want to do.
The Ravens talked all offseason about how committed they were to running the ball this year. Running the ball effectively opens up what Joe Flacco does best, and that’s play-action passes. The Ravens possibly have the fastest receiving corps in the NFL with Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin, and Breshad Perriman. Yet, you hardly ever see deep shots down the field to them. Mornhinweg is content with dinking and dunking up the field, and that just doesn’t work to Flacco’s strengths. A good OC works off of his quarterback’s strengths.
The Ravens have almost always been a run first, smash you in the mouth kind of team. That hasn’t been the case with their last two offensive coordinators. The entire offense is suffering from the play calling, especially the most important player on that offense, Joe Flacco. We all saw what having a good OC can do for Flacco in 2014 when he had his best year under Gary Kubiak. Oh, how I wish we still had Kubiak. Greg Roman is considered to be a sort of run guru by many, and I think he would fit what the Ravens want to do offensively much better than Marty.
The players in this offense are not being utilized to their full potential based off of their skill sets. With the speed the Ravens have on the outside, the game plan should not consist primarily of short passes. The Ravens must stay committed to running the ball too. They can’t abandon everything that works when they are down on the scoreboard. Either Marty must change this offense or he should be replaced. It’s as simple as that.