5 reasons to get excited for Baltimore Ravens in 2023
4. Baltimore Ravens are upgrading at offensive coordinator
We have to remember in the praise of Todd Monken this season we cannot forget the emphasis Greg Roman had on the career of Lamar Jackson, and how much praise he saw in 2019. It was rightfully so because his offense was perfect for a young, mobile quarterback to win now with. The issue is that he did not have the counter, or the ability to grow the offense around the evolving talents.
So, the Ravens' offense was right at the time, but now the fit is gone, and the sides had to move on. It does not take away from what Roman did, but at the same time, you have to agree that the offense has a serious shot at getting better this season.
What is great about Todd Monken is that you saw he can adapt his scheme. With Roman, he ran a similar scheme with Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers as he did with Tyrod Taylor and the Bills, and then Lamar Jackson with the Ravens. It did not change much. With Todd Monken, he ran three wide with a spread passing attack on the Bucs, and then he packed things in tight with heavy tight ends on the Georgia Bulldogs.
In both stops the team passed the ball a lot more, and his ability to create excellent passing options with multiple tight ends or big bodies on the field had to be what has the Ravens intrigued by him.
The Ravens also finally have enough wideouts to spread things out a bit more. No matter what, things are going to get different. The Baltimore Ravens are going to let Lamar Jackson throw the ball down the field more, and just more in general. This could help open the run game back up, and make the offense more lethal overall.
If that is the case, it will something fans will be glued to their seats watching every Sunday.