Breaking down tendencies of Baltimore Ravens OC Todd Monken


The Baltimore Ravens' new offensive coordinator Todd Monken is definitely going to bring a different style than Greg Roman. While one of the best notes about Monken is that he builds his personnel around his team, we do have a bit of a sample to see what exactly Monken is about.

Breaking down tendencies of Baltimore Ravens OC Todd Monken

During his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Cleveland Browns, what were his tendencies? Sam Hoppen broke this down via a nice chart that looks into some key trends.

Play Action

Todd Monken does not call much play action, about 6% less than the league average. This could change this year. It is a bit different when your quarterback is Jameis Winston, who is a big pocket passer, versus Lamar Jackson, who is a part of the run game.

For comparison, Lamar Jackson ran play action 36% of the time last season, and 34% of the time before then. Those are much higher than the league average. This will be a big test to see how much Monken adapts to the players around him.


Todd Monken was also below average in motion, and you also have to think about these changes. The Ravens' run game is built off of pre-snap motion. While Monken will change things, the threat of Odell Beckham, and Zay Flowers as lateral rushers in motion is too valuable not to use. Even the times the Ravens use J.K. Dobbins as a wide receiver in motion for jet sweep action make things tough.

Pass %

It is almost like Todd Monken does the exact opposite of the Baltimore Ravens. He is above average in terms of the rate of passing. Of course, the Ravens have consistently been below average in this area, and typically very close to the bottom.

It will be interesting to see how this one turns out as well. You can bet that Monken will lean more run-heavy next year, but at the same time, he may also bring out some more passing from Lamar Jackson.

Deep Pass %

This is one that may fit. Todd Monken and Lamar Jackson both like to throw deep. Last year Lamar Jackson was sixth in deep ball rate. Todd Monken has one of the highest deep ball rates of any play caller in recent years. This could be a match made in heaven.

Rashod Bateman has always been great in that area, but adding Odell Beckham, Zay Flowers, and Nelson Agholor should ensure that Jackson finishes top five in deep ball rate in 2023.


The Baltimore Ravens have run the least 11 personnel in the NFL by a decently good margin. Some of that is Greg Roman, some is Lamar Jackson, and some is the reality that the Ravens did not have enough good wide receivers to run this more. Monken will call it more, and the receivers say this will be called more. The only way there is not a significant increase in the three-wide receiver sets is if Lamar Jackson struggles with them.

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Zone Rushing

This will be another big difference. The Baltimore Ravens are a power/gap team who runs downhill. They ran zone blocking less than most teams in the NFL. Now, Todd Monken comes in and he primarily runs zone. This will be a different mix for Lamar Jackson as a runner, and it will be interesting to see how Monken can incorporate the rushing quarterback into more zone-based looks.

No matter how you break it down, good or bad, this defense will be different.