Ravens hire 4 new coaches, including former USC OC Tee Martin

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The Baltimore Ravens have seen quite a number of their position coaches leave this offseason and coach John Harbaugh is now filling the roles. According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, the Ravens have hired four new coaches, including Keith Williams as their passing game coordinator and former USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin as their wide receivers coach.

The offensive coaching hires seemingly point to Baltimore wanting to dramatically upgrade their passing attack and wide receiver development ability. Both Martin and Williams have been involved in developing some of the NFL’s bigger names at the position. According to Hensley, Williams has been a personal coach for guys like Sammy Watkins, Davante Adams, and Tyreek Hill. Martin has helped JuJu Smith-Schuster, Nelson Agholor, Marqise Lee, Robert Woods, and Randall Cobb, according to 6News’ Jordan Crammer in Tennessee.

While Baltimore boasted the NFL’s top rushing attack over the last two years, the passing game has been found wanting. They finished last in passing attempts and yards in 2020, while only being 17th in passing DVOA. Though Harbaugh had noted offensive coordinator Greg Roman would be returning in 2021, these hires point to a desire to really improve through the air.

In addition to Martin and Williams, Baltimore hired Jason Brooks as an assistant defensive line coach and Jay Peterson as an assistant linebackers coach. Brooks is the son of former defensive line coach Clarence Brooks, who passed away in 2016.

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