The Ravens are expected to add Greg Roman to their offensive coaching staff, according to multiple reports, and confirmed by CSN. Here are three reasons why adding Roman fits, regardless of what his title is:
1. The running game is Roman’s forte, as he showed during stints as an offensive coordinator with the 49ers (2011-14) and the Bills (2015-16).
The Bills were ranked No. 1 in the NFL in rushing in 2015, and in five full seasons as an NFL coordinator, Roman’s teams have never ranked lower than eighth in rushing. Anyone who watched the Ravens closely this past season knows their running philosophy needs to change. In fact, I think the success or failure of their running game is the key to their 2017 season.
2. Roman knows the Harbaugh family.
Roman worked on Jim Harbaugh’s staff with the 49ers, and at Stanford. The positive things Harbaugh told his brother certainly carried weight with Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
3. Roman’s experience as a play-caller is a good sounding board for offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg
The Ravens were too pass-happy last year. That is not Roman’s DNA. His believe in the running game should help the Ravens achieve the play-calling balance they sorely need.
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