3. Will Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike MacDonald get coaching opportunities?
One of the hottest coaching candidates in the NFL right now is the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson. He is getting the most out of Jared Goff, and even without elite skill players beyond Amon-Ra St. Brown, the offense continues to create yards. It is clear that Johnson knows what he is doing.
That is why some were surprised to see the Baltimore Ravens shut down the Lions' offense in the manner that they did. A lot of the credit should go to Mike MacDonald. He has a solid unit on paper, but not enough has been talked about what he has done to this unit. It took some time, but the combination of Mike MacDonald getting his legs ready for the NFL and the Roquan Smith trade has launched this defense into being one of the best in the NFL. MacDonald shut down the Ben Johnson scheme and was in the head of Jared Goff early on.