No movement with Ravens coaches on staff ... yet

Juan Castillo is one Ravens assistant whose seat got warm fast in 2013. - Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

John Harbaugh was noncommittal on what could happen with some assistant coaches on his staff.

After finishing 8-8 with an inept offense, questions have arisen as to what will happen with a few assistants — namely run-game coordinator Juan Castillo and offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell.

For the time being, it appears they're staying put. But that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be on staff in 2014.

At his end-of-season presser, Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters that he expects some of his assistants to garner some interest for other jobs, perhaps soon.

"In the next few days or next week, there may be some things where guys have opportunities to move on — possibly some other jobs — that we'll just have to see how that goes," he said.

Though Caldwell's name was never brought up, Castillo's was, considering the offensive line contributed to the worst rushing total in franchise history. The running game averaged just 83 yards a game and ranked 30th in the NFL.

Harbaugh defended Castillo, but didn't exactly give him a ringing endorsement.

"Juan Castillo is a very accountable guy," Harbaugh said. "Juan Castillo will be the first guy to say put it all on his shoulders."

By the same token, Harbaugh didn't rule out making moves of his own. However, none are anticipated at this moment.

"I don’t want to sit here and say we’re never going to do anything, or we’re going to do something, but I don’t plan on doing anything right now," Harbaugh said.

Harbaugh ultimately maintained his opinion that Castillo, all things considered, is a good assistant coach.

"I think [Castillo's] a great coach, but I think all of our guys are great coaches," Harbaugh said. "But, we've got to coach better. We've got to find a way to use our personnel better. We've got to get better. All those things have to happen."


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