OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Greg Roman determined to step down as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday amid fan outrage and participant frustration.
Roman had one 12 months left on his deal, which he thought was a collective possibility.
After the go to with the coach [John] “Harbaugh and after being reunited with my household, I’ve determined that now could be the precise time to maneuver on from the Ravens in order that I can discover new challenges and alternatives,” Roman stated in an announcement. … I’ll actually miss Baltimore, however on the identical time I am excited to assault my subsequent alternative with focus and keenness.”
Roman’s most spectacular feat was devising an assault outdoors the field across the quarterback Lamar Jacksonwhich produced the NFL’s most prolific offense in 2019. However Roman by no means got here near replicating that unpredictable, dominant offense.
The Ravens’ scoring in every of Roman’s 4 seasons as a Baltimore starter has fallen from 33.2 factors per sport within the NFL in 2019 to twenty.6 factors per sport in 2022 (nineteenth within the league). Roman’s downfall was the lack to place collectively a passing sport to complement a record-setting working sport and his questionable name to play within the pink zone.
The Ravens’ scoring in every of Roman’s 4 seasons as a Baltimore starter has fallen from 33.2 factors per sport within the NFL in 2019 to twenty.6 factors per sport in 2022 (nineteenth within the league). Roman’s downfall was his incapability to place collectively a go sport to finish a record-setting sport and his questionable calls into the pink zone.
“Greg created and led our offense to no fewer than 26 NFL and franchise historic accomplishments. He established an identification for our offense. We’re grateful for Greg’s work and unbelievable talents, and want him and his great household the easiest transferring ahead,” Harbaugh stated in an announcement.
After the Ravens misplaced 24-17 within the playoff sport on the Bengals on Sunday, it is again to again JK Dobbins He complained about not getting any touches within the pink zone within the second half, particularly on the drive the place quarterback Tyler Huntley’s fumble was returned on a sneak 98 yards for a landing. Baltimore completed thirtieth within the pink this season and was 1 of 4 inside their very own 20-yard line on Sunday.
Roman confronted elevated scrutiny on the finish of the season, when Baltimore struggled with out an injured Jackson. The Ravens failed to attain greater than 17 factors at any level in Jackson’s six-game absence (together with the postseason).
It was simply final month when somebody left handwritten makeshift fliers studying “Fireplace Greg Roman” scattered outdoors the doorway to the Ravens’ facility. A number of weeks earlier, somebody had posted a video to Twitter, by which followers have been shouting obscenities at Roman as he walked from the stadium to his automotive after the sport. “Get out of right here, Greg,” one fan yelled.
Baltimore completed the season ranked sixteenth total (338.8) — worst in six seasons — and twenty eighth in passing offense (178.8) in an injury-plagued season. There wasn’t as soon as this season that Roman was his #1 working again (Dobbins), #1 vast receiver (Rashod Pitman) and All-Professional left sort out (Ronnie Stanley) is out there in the identical sport.
Underneath Roman’s progressive working sport methods, the Ravens grew to become the one staff in NFL historical past to provide over 3,000 speeding yards in a single season. Baltimore has performed this in back-to-back seasons, which was additionally simply two full seasons for Jackson (2019 and 2020). Roman compiled one of the best speeding offense within the NFL in 2019, when the Ravens ran for 3,296 yards, probably the most in a 16-game season in league historical past.
However Jackson and his passing sport did not get any headway. Over the previous two seasons, Jackson has thrown 33 landing passes and 20 interceptions. The Ravens ranked third in yardage (194.1) the previous three seasons.
Getting into his sixteenth season within the NFL, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will probably be searching for his seventh Offensive Coordinator. His predecessors have been Cam Cameron, Jim Caldwell, Gary Kubik, Marc Triestman, Marty Morning and Roman.