The Ravens ran for a franchise-low 1,328 yards in 2013.
So who better to fix the issue than an offensive coordinator that has a specialty in running football? The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson suggested the Ravens want a run-first coordinator and offered a name that could mesh well with the what the franchise is looking for.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Run-oriented coach like Gary Kubiak could fit Ravens' profile, according to one source. Lot of interest in the job. Fluid process</p>— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/423531113101799425">January 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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With all the problems the Ravens had running the ball this year with added zone blocking concepts added to the offensive line's responsibilities, former Texans coach Gary Kubiak could help the ground game in a big way. He oversaw a great deal of rushing success from Arian Foster over the years and learned the famed scheme from none other than the originator, Mike Shanahan.
John Harbaugh's head coaching philosophy involves being able to run the ball to wear teams down, even if some teams are gravitating to a more pass-first approach. By mid-season this past year, it was evident the Ravens weren't going to be able to offer balance on Sundays with their running game.
Of course, there are some issues with Kubiak's health. He suffered a mini-stroke during Houston's game against the Colts this season and had to be taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
The Ravens will surely do their due diligence in their search for an offensive coordinator. But Kubiak is a name that should excite some Ravens fans. He could be just what the franchise needs to get the running game going again.
More importantly, what do you guys think? Vote below if you'd be in favor of bringing Kubiak on board.