Don’t tell the Browns: Greg Roman would be right fit for Browns
According to reports, Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, will interview with the Cleveland Browns for their head coaching job.
One of the costs of the Baltimore Ravens incredible season is that Greg Roman and Don Martindale are being sought after for interviews with teams needing a head coach. The Cleveland Browns are one of the biggest rivals the Ravens have. The Browns taking Roman from the Ravens has become a very unnerving and possible situation for Baltimore. While the Ravens Flock doesn’t want to see this happen, let’s do are due diligence on this idea. Is Roman the right man for the Browns?
Why it could work:
The Browns need something different and that’s Roman’s specialty. The 2019 Baltimore Ravens have run what might be the most innovative offense the NFL has ever seen. Roman’s specialty is creativity when it comes to running the football. He makes his run game the foundation of the offense.
While there is only one Lamar Jackson, Roman has had success with the San Francisco 49ers. Roman can make things work with Baker Mayfield, who isn’t by any standards a bad athlete. The important thing for Roman is that the run game comes first. Cleveland has Nick Chubb, one of the best young running backs in football, and Kareem Hunt.
Roman is a very experienced coach and he’s been part of good and bad organizations. He was an assistant coach for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford before becoming the 49ers offensive coordinator. The 49ers may not have won the Super Bowl, but he certainly was a part of a franchise that was doing things the right way.
The Ravens may be the rival of the Browns, yet they’ve had what Cleveland has craved, and that’s stability. The Ravens are one of the most respected franchises in the NFL and John Harbaugh has had his job since 2008. Being around both Harbaugh brothers, Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta has given Roman a great guide for how an NFL team should be led.
His short run with Rex Ryan’s Buffalo Bills will provide a great example of the things he should avoid as a head coach. The Browns hiring Roman would be their attempt at emulating what has made the Ravens such a good franchise over the years.
Lamar Jackson is going to be the biggest problem facing the Browns for a long time to come. The best way to stop Jackson is to hire the coach who was a part of his assent into MVP level status. The Ravens aren’t going to go in a completely different direction if Roman leaves after this season. That means Roman’s familiarity with the Ravens could be an asset for years to come. Roman could be the right coach for the Browns to compete in the AFC North.