3 Ravens coaches who can replace Greg Roman as offensive coordinator

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1. Craig Ver Steeg, running backs coach, Ravens

Craig Ver Steeg might not be the name that immediately springs to mind when thinking about prominent Ravens assistant coaches. But he might just be the most realistic replacement for Greg Roman, at least in the short term.

Why? Because seniority matters.

Ver Steeg is the longest-tenured member of the offensive coaching staff having started off as an offensive assistant way back in John Harbaugh’s first year as head coach in 2008.

Since then, Ver Steeg has held many different titles including offensive assistant, quarterbacks coach, senior offensive assistant, and finally his current role — running backs coach.

He is easily the most experienced coach on the offensive staff — with the exception of offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris — with his first collegiate coaching position coming all the way back in 1984 at UCLA.

Ver Steeg’s been a quarterbacks coach, wide receivers coach, running backs coach, pass game coordinator, overall offensive assistant, and even an offensive coordinator throughout his storied career.

He’s done it all.

And that right there is why Ver Steeg makes the most sense to replace Greg Roman. He has experience working with every position group, has been an offensive coordinator in the past, and has been working under Harbaugh for over a decade.

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He may not be the sexiest option, but Craig Ver Steeg is probably as realistic of a midseason replacement for Greg Roman as you’re going to get.