Baltimore Ravens: Marty Mornhinweg has outstayed his welcome
The Baltimore Ravens offense has been hot-and-cold far too often this season, and it’s far time they move on from Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
Since taking over as the Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator in 2016, Marty Mornhinweg has frustrated fans more than any other play-caller we can remember. Week after week, Ravens Flock is calling for Mornhinweg’s job, and it’s hard to blame them. Morhinweg is far too inconsistent of a coordinator and it’s well past time for the Ravens move on from him.
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It doesn’t matter who lines up under center for Marty Mornhinweg, because time and time again he fails to set them up for success. When Joe Flacco is under-center, the offense revolves around check-down passing despite Flacco’s big arm. Baltimore’s offense turns into the most conservative West-Coast offense imaginable. There is no creativity in the plays and their inefficiency still finds a way to blow us away.
You would’ve thought a new, exciting young quarterback like Lamar Jackson would change the philosophy. Nope. Instead, Marty Mornhinweg maitains inconsistency and goes from power running to a pass heavy approach. When the Ravens run the ball, they have major success. Not so much the other way around.
Considering Jackson’s game revolves around his mobility, one would think this would become a point of emphasis and using the run to operate the offense (pun intended). While the game seems to start off that way, it quickly derails into classic Marty Mornhinweg play-calling. Rather than playing to Jackson’s strengths, Mornhinweg quickly alters the mindset to passing the ball and keeping Jackson inside the pocket. Does Jackson need to become a better passer? Absolutely, but pigeonholing him in the pocket is a recipe for disaster.
The bottom line here is the Baltimore Ravens front office has been far too patient with Marty Mornhinweg, and he’s been given far too long a leash. If there was ever a better time to fire this man, it would be right now. Marty Mornhinweg needs to go so that the Ravens can finally have a chance to blossom into something less stale.