After an impressive win on the road against the Oakland Raiders, things were looking up for the Baltimore Ravens. That optimistic feeling did not last for long though. How the Ravens respond to this soul-crushing loss could determine how the rest of the season goes.
This should have been one of the easiest games the Ravens have all year. A 1-4 Chicago Bears team, at home, with a rookie quarterback starting just his second game. It couldn’t be much easier than that. What the Ravens displayed on the field today was outright disgusting in many facets. I am almost at a loss for words.
Something must change, and it has to change NOW.
I was against the Ravens keeping offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg after last season. Sure, he started the job several games into the season and had to work with Marc Trestman’s awful playbook, but he had many of the same problems that Trestman had. No commitment to the run game, lack of deep shots down the field with the Ravens speedy receivers, and all around just boneheaded play calling at times. So far this year he has shown enough commitment to the run game, as this seems to be the only bright spot on the Ravens abysmal offense. I’m convinced that someone has to stay in his ear about running the ball at all times still though. He has still made boneheaded calls and seems content with the passing game consisting of five-yard dump offs to running backs and tight ends, however.
I hate having to fire a coordinator in the midst of a season, something the Ravens have grown accustomed to recently, but I truly feel that Marty is a detriment to this offense. Good coaches find ways to utilize what talent they have. Marty has no idea how to get any receiver outside of Jeremy Maclin and Mike Wallace involved it seems. This is partly because of the lack of skill at the WR position, but like I said, a good coach would find a way to get the most from his players. This offense is the worst it’s ever been with Joe Flacco under center, and I don’t think it’s even close.