It's been only months since the Ravens showed former offensive coordinator Greg Roman the door in order to bring back-to-back NCAA champion Todd Monken to Baltimore.
Hell, it's been only one game for Monken in full charge of the offensive operations of the Flock, and one that ended with the Ravens clinching a season-opening 25-9 victory against the Houston Texans.
Yet Monken seems to be mad at how the team looked, and his offensive unit in particular. That is, at least, how he sounded when he spoke from the podium following Thursday's practice, per BaltimoreRavens.com
"The only reason you look back is to correct s***. You don't look back to feel sorry for yourself. You look back and say, 'That has to be fixed, that has to be better, that has to be better.' That's what the word coordinator means. It means fix it."- Todd Monken, Ravens OC
The Ravens kicked off the season with a win but the offense wasn't anything remotely close to otherworldy. Baltimore finished Week 1 with just 265 yards of total offense.
Although the team scored 25 points (8th-most in the NFL) the truth is that they were facing a bad team and that didn't help the optics, because that's the minimum one can demand the Ravens do against the Texans.
Monken kept going, saying that the offense was "just off," and everything is still "a work in progress." The new Ravens OC believes that the franchise have "another opportunity to correct it" and to "fix the things that are controllable" entering the Week 2 divisional clash against the Bengals.
Following his S***-bomb, fans went bananas all over X (formerly known as Twitter), approving the coach's comments and his mentatily to improve the offense going forward.
The Ravens will face a much stronger opponent (at least on paper) this Sunday when they visit the Bengals for an on-the-road matchup in Cincinnati against their AFC North rivals.
All things considered, though, Baltimore can at least say that they are entering Week 2 boasting an impeccably perfect 1-0 record while Cincy will be fighting for their lives trying to avoid starting the year 0-2 with a loss this weekend.