Ravens offense will likely take on different look

Ravens offense will likely take on different look
January 14, 2014, 5:00 pm
(Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

With the Ravens getting a new offensive coordinator, there could be significant changes to their offensive approach.

Coach John Harbaugh has vowed to stay committed to the running game, because both he and general manager Ozzie Newsome believe in a balanced offense. Joe Flacco is entrenched as the franchise quarterback, but neither Harbaugh nor Newsome believe Flacco is most effective throwing 40-plus times per game.

“The history of this franchise has been our ability to run the football, especially in the AFC North, with the type of defenses that you face, you have to have the ability to run the football,” Newsome said last week. “We think that’s a friend to the quarterback when you have that ability.”

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However, the Ravens also want to become more explosive offensively, and less predictable, particularly in the red zone. A new offensive coordinator may want to implement more pre-snap motion, more multiple formations, and more screen passes than the Ravens employed during their disappointing 8-8 season.

As much as the Ravens struggled offensively in 2013, scoring 30 points just once all season, everything on offense is up for review. It remains to be seen if the Ravens’ offense will be better or worse.  But with a new offensive coordinator, the Ravens' offense will be in store for change.