And in a flash he was gone. Marc Trestman is done due to his bizarre playcalling, leaving the Ravens to promote Quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg. The spotlight is now shining bright on Marty and most fans hardly know who he is.
Marty Mornhinweg was the Ravens quarterbacks coach, hired back in January of 2015. Before, he was an offensive coordinator for the Eagles and Jets. Also, a head coach for the Detroit Lions. His win-loss with Detroit isn’t pretty, but then again whose is?
The new Ravens OC is something good for the team, as his Wikipedia article shows his offensive capabilities to be sound.
“Mornhinweg’s offenses have finished 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th and 12th in total offense, and regularly highly ranked in big plays.”
Sign me up. A coach who’s worst year involved top 50% offense in the league is valuable.
Something even more noteworthy involves his description of his play calling with the Eagles.
“Coach Andy Reid gave Mornhinweg the play-calling responsibilities after the Eagles' disastrous loss to the Indianapolis Colts, 45–21. The Eagles won all six games, employing a more balanced run/pass attack. The wins included a three consecutive December divisional road games, all with a back-up quarterback, Jeff Garcia. It was the only time Reid yielded play-calling responsibilities, a role Mornhinweg continued through the 2012 season, until becoming the Jets Offensive Coordinator in 2013.”
The only time Andy Reid gave up his play-calling duties, and the man went 6-0. He won three consecutive divisional road games with a back-up quarterback.
The difficulty is almost mythical.
- Three straight divisional games
- Playing on the road
- In December
- With a back-up quarterback
There is also one last excerpt necessary to publish from the Wiki page.
“Mornhinweg has earned a reputation as top Quarterback coach by coaching 5 different Pro Bowl quarterbacks, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, future Hall of Famer Brett Favre, and elite quarterback Joe Flacco.”
Without a doubt this is an upgrade for Baltimore. We all saw the ludicrous display yesterday with Marc Trestman doghousing the entire run game. Hopefully we do see the balanced run/pass make a return.