On Monday, the Ravens fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman in the wake of Sunday’s 16-10 loss to the Redskins. Baltimore, which ranks 23rd in the league in points per game (18.8), inexplicably went away from the running game and was shut out in the second half. The Ravens called only eight running plays after gaining 74 yards on 11 carries in the first quarter and converted only 3 of 15 third-down attempts against the league’s worst third-down defense.
Last November, the Saints canned defensive coordinator Rob Ryan after the Redskins totaled their most yards (514) since 1991 in a 47-14 rout at home. During the offseason, Ryan was hired to be the defensive coordinator on his brother Rex’s staff in Buffalo, and has helped guide a Bills defense that ranks fifth in the league in points allowed.
Trestman’s firing marks the second consecutive time that the Ravens have fired their offensive coordinator the day after a loss to the Redskins. In 2012, Jim Caldwell replaced Cam Cameron as Baltimore’s offensive coordinator following a 31-28 overtime loss in Landover. The Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl that season.