The Baltimore Ravens and now-former offensive coordinator Greg Roman decided to part ways last week, opening up the position for a new offensive mind. Baltimore has been looking at multiple different candidates to take over their offense, but that doesn’t mean they’ll completely tear everything down and build it back up from scratch.
During his end of season press conference with general manager Eric DeCosta, head coach John Harbaugh was asked about holding onto some of the concepts from Roman’s offensive system. Harbaugh said he’d like to hold onto “a lot” of those schemes, mentioning that he’s talking about passing schemes too.
“Yes, I think that’s a really great perceptive point to make, because yes, you want to do that; you want to be able to hold onto those things. And we’ve got coaches here, players here who have run those schemes, that have a feel for those schemes, so yes, that’ll be part of the new process. I mean, I’d like to keep a lot of those schemes around, and that’s passing schemes, too. Greg [Roman] is a great … The passing game that we put together [and] the schemes we have are excellent. So, whatever parts of the offense are able to kind of go forward, we’ll see; we’ll see how that goes. But the answer to your question is, yes.”
Baltimore seems to be looking for a much more pass-first minded coordinator based off of early reported interview candidates. However, that doesn’t mean they’ll completely revamp everything, especially in the running game.