ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report Monday morning that the Baltimore Ravens are firing offensive coordinator Marc Trestman in the wake of Sunday’s 16-10 loss to the Washington Redskins, the third time in five games this season that Baltimore failed to exceed 20 points in a game. Schefter says Marty Mornhinweg, previously the team’s quarterbacks coach, will take over.
“My obligations are to the team, the organization and the fans to be the very best team we can be,” Ravens Coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. “Our expectations are high and we look forward to fulfilling them. I appreciate and respect the contributions Marc has made to the team since his arrival.”
Besides the scoring problems, the Ravens have had a lack of big plays in the passing attack and have seemed hesitant to turn to the running game despite playing some bad defenses in recent weeks. For instance, running back Terrance West had 95 rushing yards against the Redskins but carried the ball just 11 times.
Flacco 30th in yards per attempt, despite influx of speed to offense, and threw 102 times w/poor pass pr last 2 weeks vs. weak run defenses
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 10, 2016
Ravens ranked in bottom 10 in scoring (18.8), total yards and third-down conversions this season https://t.co/C8Spw7YJv7
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) October 10, 2016
Trestman joined the Ravens after two seasons as head coach of the Chicago Bears, but this year, the Ravens rank 23rd in both total yards per game and points per game.
Fewest Yards Per Attempt – This Season
Blaine Gabbert 5.93
Joe Flacco 5.94
Brock Osweiler 6.03 https://t.co/HPzMrN7z94
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 10, 2016
Harbaugh is no stranger to making a coordinator switch in the middle of the season. In 2012, he fired Cam Cameron as the team’s offensive coordinator and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell, also after a loss to the Redskins. That team ended up winning the Super Bowl.
Trestman was the second offensive coordinator fired so far this season after the the Bills parted ways with Greg Roman early in the season.