Joe Flacco is not sweating having his fourth offensive coordinator over the past four seasons. The Ravens’ starting quarterback feels the transition from Gary Kubiak to Marc Trestman will go smoothly. After all, Flacco has been through this before.
“You have to, as a quarterback, be ready for anything, and I think that’s just the mindset I take,” said Flacco during last week’s minicamp. “Learning an offense, I always say, is really not that big of a deal, especially this year. It’s a little bit of a new terminology, but it’s more just a couple new concepts and things like that. The rookies are coming in here – I think it’s probably tougher for them to learn this offense than it is for a guy who’s been in the league eight years. I think we’re doing a great job.”
Flacco wasn’t specific about the changes Trestman was implementing. But it sounds like Trestman wants to be aggressive in his play calling.
“I think we’re trying to do some new things so that when teams come after us, we can hurt them a little bit more,” Flacco said. “There are a couple more checks and stuff like that just to get us into the right things, but for the most part, we’re running pretty similar things."
Flacco has made the playoffs, and won playoff games, with Cam Cameron, Jim Caldwell, and Gary Kubiak as the offensive coordinator. That’s a trend Flacco plans to continue with Trestman.
“I think it’s just a statement to him, how flexible he is,” Trestman said. “He has the ability to work with different guys and positive things happen, and that’s a good sign.”