Baltimore Ravens Flock votes for 2019 team awards
Assistant Coach of the Year:
The candidates: Greg Roman and Don Martindale
The winner: Greg Roman
The Baltimore Ravens coaching staff is among the most impressive in the entire league. John Harbaugh is a candidate to win the league’s Coach of the Year award, but the team owes a lot of their successes to their coordinators, Greg Roman and Don Martindale.
Roman, who’s spent time with some of the best dual-threat quarterbacks of the last decade, completely transcended Baltimore’s offense to otherworldly heights in his first season as the team’s offensive coordinator. The Ravens became the league’s most prolific running team in its history while also becoming the only team to ever average 200-yards rushing and passing per game. Roman turned Lamar Jackson from a project, athletic quarterback into a top-three player at the position in one year.
“Wink” Martindale was no slouch in 2019, either. In his second season as the Ravens defensive coordinator, Martindale’s unit didn’t miss a beat. Baltimore remained one of the league’s stoutest units even with some key injuries and midseason adjustments. Even with the leads the offense was giving him he didn’t flinch in his playcalling. The Ravens remained aggressive and had a swagger to them that they haven’t had in quite some time. The guys are buying into what Martindale is selling and it shows.
Picking between the two for who was more vital was a tough call, but Ravens Flock gives the edge to the guy who led the Baltimore Ravens to historic status. It’s not a mystery that the two received interviews to be head coaches this offseason thanks to their respective brilliance.