If you’re interested in this article, first please read my take on the offensive identities of all the teams in 2015. That will explain some of the stats in this article, which I will not explain here. You can also refer to the preseason article on the Ravens.
Going into Week 6 and another offensive coordinator gets fired. Marc Trestman is out in Baltimore and Marty Mornhinweg is in. The Ravens have a decent (3-2) record although they've lost their last two. They were 19th in offensive yardage and tied for 24th in scoring, so while not good, those stats weren't in the bottom quartile. However, they only had 8 TDs, less than any team except Houston so it's not entirely surprising that the team wanted to improve on offense.
Of course, it remains to be seen if new OC Mornhinweg will be any better.
He's a long-time NFL coordinator, going back to the late '90s when he was the hot young coaching prospect as OC of the 49ers under Steve Mariucci. His reputation in that job got him a hired as the Lions HC in 2001 and five wins total in two seasons with Detroit got him fired. His decision to take the wind in an OT game in 2002 made him something of a laughingstock and his public reputation has never recovered. He spent three years working as an assistant on Andy Reid's staff in Philadelphia, then was promoted to OC in 2006. He held that job until Reid was fired in 2012, but didn't follow Reid to KC. Instead, Mornhinweg moved to NY and was Rex Ryan's OC in 2013-2014. He left with Rex and landed as Baltimore's QB coach last year. John Harbaugh promoted him to OC this week.
In this article, I'm going look at Marc Trestman's offense in previous years compared to his 2016 edition and then look at Mornhinweg's history to see how things might change in Baltimore the rest of the year, especially for fantasy purposes.
Let's start with a W-L perspective:
MT = Marc Trestman's offense
MM = Marty Mornhinweg's offense
NFL = league average
Totals from the 2016 Ravens and NFL have been pro-rated to 16 games throughout this article.
Trestman has usually OC'd for losing teams (going back to 2002; my offensive identity data base only goes back that far, the year the league expanded to 32 teams. Mornhinweg had a good run in the mid-'00s with Reid but mostly has been around mediocre to poor teams since 2011.
The Offense Overall
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