OWINGS MILLS – Despite heavy speculation that Marty Mornhinweg will be replaced as Ravens offensive coordinator, quarterback Joe Flacco is suggesting a change isn't needed.
“As far as I’m concerned, there isn’t really much uncertainty,” Flacco said Monday, as the Ravens quietly cleaned out their lockers. “I don’t really anticipate anything happening, but…I haven’t really been asked, there hasn’t been many conversations about it. But like I said, I don’t think there’s really much uncertainty about it.”
Flacco did say he thought the Ravens’ offense needed to become more explosive.
“We need to find some ways to shorten some of our drives and have bigger plays,” Flacco said. “You look around the league, a lot of teams out there are just making explosive plays. We need to add a bit more of that.”
Mornhinweg was placed in a tough position this season, taking over as offensive coordinator when Marc Trestman was fired after Week 5. The Ravens never established the offensive consistency they wanted, which was a major factor in their disappointing 8-8 finish.
Flacco said he planned on getting together with his wide receivers for throwing sessions during the offseason. With Steve Smith Sr. retiring, developing chemistry with young receivers like Breshad Perriman and Chris Moore will become even more imperative for Flacco.
“More guys are hanging out here (near Baltimore),” said Flacco. “We’ve got some young wide receivers. I think just giving them little bit of a schedule during the offseason, it can be a good thing.”
The finality of cleaning out his locker reinforced the disappointment of this season for Flacco.
“Every year is a grind, mentally, physically, everything about it,” Flacco said. “Honestly we’ve had one good year that’s felt good at the end of it, and that was 2012 into 2013 when we won the Super Bowl…It’s all or nothing in this league. At some point, you feel pretty crappy about how your year one. There’s one team at the end of the year that doesn’t.”
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