2. Same Coaches, Same Problems:
The Ravens have continuity, which is supposed to be a good thing, however it can be a double-edged sword. After missing the playoffs for three straight years, Baltimore has kept the same head coach, offensive coordinator and both the defensive coordinator and the future GM have been promoted from within. What would this sound like in a movie preview?
Was it really all on the players?
From the same people who brought you 4th & 12, and Antonio Brown’s epic reach, comes a story about sticking together. Who says the same thing will lead to the same result. It’s Baltimore. It’s Ravens. Baltimore Ravens: The Never Change Story coming to a stadium near you.
You could argue that what the Ravens really needed was change at the coaching ranks. John Harbaugh got the Ravens in a win and you’re in position. They lost and they did it in a disheartening fashion. This didn’t have any consequences so you have to wonder if the Ravens are doomed to repeat the same mistakes until they change their approach? Would a late season collapse shock anybody in the football world?
Don Martindale is supposed to bring an aggressive defense with him. He was promoted from within, which leaves some skeptical on how much change the defense will really see. Marty Mornhinweg has better tools to work with. It’s actually hard to be so pessimistic when you look at the offseason the Ravens have had. Things should be better for the offense, but it remains to be seen if Mornhinweg is capable of dialing up the right stuff. When the season starts back up, a similar coaching staff could bring on familiar problems.