The Baltimore Ravens and offensive coordinator Greg Roman parted ways late last week, sparking plenty of debate as to who the team’s next hire at the position will be. There are plenty of qualified names available, and Baltimore will do what they can to make sure they hire the right person for the job.
When listing out a , Jared Dubin of CBS Sports named an up-and-coming name for the Ravens in San Francisco 49ers pass-game coordinator Bobby Slowik. Dubin mentioned how Slowik has experience incorporating innovative passing concepts into a run-heavy offense, something that could benefit Baltimore greatly.
Under former offensive coordinator Greg Roman, the Ravens consistently had one of the most effective running games in the NFL. Being able to build a scheme around Lamar Jackson — arguably the best rushing threat at the quarterback position in the history of the league — will do that for you. Early in Roman’s tenure, the Ravens were able to marry that run game with a strong, downfield passing attack based mostly around play action. But the passing concepts grew increasingly stale in more recent seasons, and Baltimore’s offense took several steps backward. Enter Slowik, who has experience incorporating the pass in run-heavy offenses in San Francisco. He was also at the helm of the passing game under Kyle Shanahan for what was the most efficient season of Jimmy Garoppolo’s career until he got injured, and obviously for these last two months with Brock Purdy under center. That seems like a good foundation for the Ravens to tap into.
The Ravens will likely take their time throughout the whole process, but Slowik seems like a very promising candidate.