3 perfect replacements for Mike Macdonald the Ravens should hire right now

The Ravens must act quickly.

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2. Brandon Staley

After being fired from the Los Angeles Chargers, former head coach Brandon Staley will now likely re-enter the coaching ranks in a familiar spot. Before he was the head coach for Los Angeles, Staley was the defensive coordinator for the other L.A. team. He led the Rams to become the NFL's no. 1 overall defense in 2020, both in yards and in points against.

On that defense, Staley had plenty of talent to manage and work with. He is used to coaching big name guys, whether it be with the Rams or Chargers. Now looking as though he'll be a coordinator once again, many are thinking it could be the right move for Staley. He wasn't cut out as a head coach, at least not yet.

As a coordinator, though, it gives Staley an opportunity to focus solely on the defensive side of the ball where he will once again have the opportunity to manage and coach some talented players featuring the likes of Roquan Smith and Kyle Hamilton.

Staley has interviewed with both the Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers for their vacant defensive coordinator jobs, but I am certain he'd jump at the chance to slide right into the role in Baltimore. This automatically becomes the most attractive opening at the position in all of football.