Now that Marty Mornhinweg is the Ravens’ new offensive coordinator, here are five players who could benefit most from the change:
WR Kamar Aiken
After leading the team with 75 catches last season, Aiken has just six catches in five games. Nobody is saying Aiken is Jerry Rice. But Mornhinweg may find a way to get Aiken more involved.
QB Joe Flacco
The player who will be impacted most. The relationship between quarterback and play-caller is crucial. Flacco and fired coordinator Marc Trestman no longer seemed to be on the same page. Flacco and Mornhinweg already have a working relationship, and Flacco has dealt with changing coordinators during the season before. It was good for Flacco when the Ravens switched coordinators in 2012 from Cam Cameron to Jim Caldwell. The Ravens hope for a similar result.
WR Breshad Perriman
Perriman needs to make the most of his opportunities, and that didn’t happen in Week 5. He let a potential deep completion glance off his hands. He failed to get both feet in bounds on what could have been a game-winning catch. However, Perriman’s speed alone should make him a vertical threat. That’s something Mornhinweg will try to tap into.
WR Mike Wallace
Similar to Perriman, Wallace’s speed must be used more to challenge corners and safeties. Mornhinweg’s experience as a play-caller and coordinator with the 49ers, Eagles, and Jets gives him the experience to get Wallace isolated in more favorable one-on-one matchups.
RB Terrance West
Mornhinweg was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator when running back Brian Westbrook was in his prime. Mornhinweg knows the value of a balanced offense. If West or any running back is rolling, Mornhinweg won’t forget about the running game.
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