Roman not getting hired is actually blessing. In or out?


So Greg Roman didn’t get a head-coaching job in this cycle. Is this actually a blessing for the Baltimore Ravens or more proof he’ll never get his chance?

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The Baltimore Ravens‘ offense set the league on fire this season. It brought a ton of interesting concepts in the ground game with two Heisman Trophy winners in quarterback Lamar Jackson and running back Mark Ingram Jr. However, it was not captivating enough for Baltimore offensive coordinator Greg Roman to get a head coaching gig this offseason cycle. Is that a good thing?

On this week’s episode of Stacking the Box, FanSided‘s Matt Verderame and Josh Hill, along with former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, look at why Roman hasn’t been named an NFL head coach yet, if he’ll get an opportunity eventually and if this is actually a blessing in disguise for Baltimore heading into 2020 (42:03).

Verderame feels that Roman is probably ready for a bigger role, and certainly a bump in pay. While he is bummed that he didn’t get his opportunity to become an NFL head coach this cycle, he does think it is a good thing that he’ll be back with the Ravens next year. Roman runs a different offense but has the right playmakers in the form of Jackson and Ingram to make it hum.

Schwartz isn’t as optimistic about Roman returning to the Ravens. He feels if your goal as a coach is to eventually become a head coach, then when you get passed over during a time in your life where you’re a hot commodity, that can’t land well with the prospective candidate. Hill mentioned Roman was up for a head coaching opportunity earlier in the decade with the San Francisco 49ers.

Ultimately, it’s more of a blessing in disguise for a guy like Roman to return to his team that it would be for say 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. It’s harder for defenses to be sustainable year after year. He too was up for a few head-coaching gigs, but came up empty-handed like Roman, among others. We would like to see them both be head coaches one day.

Overall, it stinks that Roman got passed over again. Frankly, he may never get his opportunity to lead a team because he’s a different kind of guy running a different kind of offense. All he can do is get back to work with this Ravens offense, working together with his players to try to find ways to get better for next season.

Here are a few other topics discussed on this week’s episode of Stacking the Box:

  • Verderame talks about his experience of the game (5:15)
  • Texans’ coaching cost them the game (6:14)
  • Thoughts on Vikings, Seahawks (24:17)
  • Another coach will jump from NCAA to NFL in 2021. In or out? (45:11)

All this and more!

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