Ravens hire Urban as QBs coach, retain RB coach Greg Roman
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have hired James Urban as their quarterbacks coach and given running backs coach Greg Roman the additional title of assistant head coach.
Urban spent the past seven seasons as wide receivers coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. Before that, he was quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, "Playing the Bengals twice a year, we've seen what a good job James does. ... We were all excited when he became available."
Owings Mills, Md. — Forced to assess the 2017 season far sooner than anticipated, Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged changes must be made for Baltimore to snap its three-year run missing the playoffs.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens remained on the defensive Friday night, taking two outside linebackers and a 300-pound end on the second day of the NFL draft.
Addressing an insufficient pass rush that struggled in big games last season, general manager Ozzie Newsome selected sack specialist Tyus Bowser of Houston in the second round before adding Michigan lineman Chris Wormley and Tim Williams of Alabama in round three.
Ravens intend to run more, defend pass better in 2017
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Once considered a perennial contender, the Baltimore Ravens have gone two years without a winning season and reached the playoffs only once since 2012.
After going 5-12 last season, the Ravens flirted with a postseason berth before dropping three of their last four games to finish 8-8.
Something's got to change if Baltimore is to reclaim its position among the NFL's elite.
Harbaugh: All 3 coordinators to return, including Mornhinweg
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh will bring back offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg in 2017.
The Ravens finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs in part because of an offense that relied heavily on the pass and struggled to score touchdowns.
Struggling Ravens and Giants looking for offenses to improve
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Five weeks into the NFL season, the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants are in the same hole.
They are riding losing streaks and their offenses are struggling heading into Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium
Baltimore (3-2) did something about its offensive woes after last weekend's 16-10 loss to the Washington Redskins. Coach John Harbaugh fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman on Monday and promoted veteran assistant Marty Mornhinweg to replace him.
Giants fans: 5 things you should know about the Ravens
As the Giants (2-3) head home to MetLife Stadium on a three-game losing streak, here are five things to know about the Ravens entering Sunday:
1. WACKO FOR FLACCO
South Jersey native Joe Flacco’s 88 total wins (including playoffs) ranks third among active quarterbacks since he entered the league in 2008.
Baltimore is 35-6 when Flacco posts at least a 100.0 QB rating and the record improves to 21-3 when his rating is 110.0 or better.
BALTIMORE (3-2) at NEW YORK GIANTS (2-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE — Giants by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD Baltimore 3-2, N.Y. Giants 1-3-1
SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 4-1
LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Giants 33-14, Dec. 23, 2012
LAST WEEK — Ravens lost to Redskins 16-10; Giants lost to Packers 23-16
AP PRO32 RANKING — Ravens No. 13, Giants No. 19
RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (17), PASS (22)
RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (4), PASS (5)
GIANTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (T18), RUSH (27), PASS (11)
Flacco, Ravens hope to rebound under coordinator Mornhinweg
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has gotten used to upheaval, working with five offensive coordinators in as many seasons.
This time, though, the transition should be easier with veteran quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg taking over for Marc Trestman, who was fired on Monday.
Flacco has appeared visibly frustrated with the recent play-calling and he hopes his rapport with Mornhinweg will help solve some of the issues, especially with stretching the field.
Ravens fire Trestman, make Mornhinweg offensive coordinator
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Convinced that the Baltimore Ravens' sputtering offense wasn't going to improve with Marc Trestman calling the shots, coach John Harbaugh fired his offensive coordinator Monday and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg.
The move came less than 24 hours after the Ravens scored only one touchdown in a 16-10 loss to Washington.
"I just think we need a different chemistry in there right now to get to where we need to go," Harbaugh said.