Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman coached his butt off all year long as was awarded the NFL’s Assistant Coach of the Year award.
When you call the plays for one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history, you’re pretty deserving of the NFL’s Assistant Coach of the Year award. This was the case for the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator, Greg Roman. And yes, he was named Assistant Coach of the Year to the surprise of no one.
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The Ravens offense was historically good in 2019 under Roman’s watch. Baltimore’s 2019 offense set the NFL record for most team rushing yards in a single-season. Quarterback Lamar Jackson became just the second quarterback to rush for over 1,000-yards in a single-season and even broke the record for quarterback rushing yards with 1,206.
Running back Mark Ingram joined Jackson in the 1,000-yard club and the duo became the second-ever quarterback/running back duo to each rush for 1,000-yards. We also can’t forget about Gus Edwards, who quietly rushed for 700-yards himself.
Even outside of the run game the Ravens were ultra-productive. Lamar Jackson led the NFL in passing touchdowns (36) and total touchdowns (43) while being the number one scoring offense in the NFL (33.2 PPG).
All of this came in Greg Roman’s first season as the team’s offensive coordinator. That is mind-boggling.
Lamar Jackson’s development under Roman is unheard of. The 23-year old went from an athletic quarterback with questionable throwing mechanics to a dual-threat passer who can beat you at any level of the field. The offense was tailored around Jackson’s strengths and it showed big-time.
Greg Roman winning Assistant Coach of the Year seemed like a slam dunk to happen, which is why none of us are surprised. Roman will hopefully be around for a long, long time as the Baltimore Ravens offense contends for Super Bowls year-after-year.