Another #Ravens-to-#Michigan coaching move: Baltimore RBs coach Matt Weiss is leaving to become the Wolverines QBs coach, source said. Weiss has led the NFL’s No. 1 rushing attack under John Harbaugh, now will coach QBs under Jim Harbaugh. The two were together at Stanford.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 21, 2021
As mentioned, this is the second coach to depart from John Harbaugh staff to join Jim Harbaugh’s; the first being linebackers coach Mike Macdonald.
If Weiss is leaving, he would be the ninth(!) assistant coach to leave the Ravens, joining:
- David Culley (Head coach, Houston Texans)
- Joe Cullen (Defensive coordinator, Jacksonville Jaguars)
- Zach Orr (Outside Linebackers coach, Jaguars)
- Andy Bischoff (Tight Ends coach, Texans)
- Sterling Lucas (Assistant Defensive Line coach, Jaguars)
- Jesse Minter (Defensive coordinator, Vanderbilt)
- Brian Duker (Defensive assistant, Detroit Lions)
- Mike Macdonald (Defensive coordinator, Michigan)
So many departures have even drawn a response from Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey, who made a light joke of the rumored departure from Weiss.
Our first practice is going to be a meet and greet https://t.co/BgNeGhx8Xb— Marlon Humphrey (@marlon_humphrey) February 21, 2021
While it’s meant as a joke, there’s certainly some truth to it.
It’s rather bizarre to see so many assistant/position coaches departing from the team, yet all three coordinators and head coach stay. At minimum, many expected Don Martindale to find a job elsewhere considering his defense has delivered multiple dominant seasons, including two excellent postseason performances in 2020.