Offensive line looking at change…
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh wrapped up the Ravens 2013 season on Tuesday afternoon with his last press conference of the season.
While the team faces many crossroads as to what lies ahead with its players the same can be said for the coaching staff as well. In a season where the Ravens lacked an identity on offense and defense, Harbaugh seems content with his staff.
“I don’t plan on doing anything,” Harbaugh said when asked if changes would be made to his staff. He then qualified the statement with, “I don’t want to make an oath.”
Not really what Ravens fans want to hear just two days removed from failing to reach the postseason for the first time in Harbaugh/Flacco era.
Run game coordinator Juan Castillo has been tried and ridiculed throughout the season for the Ravens run game and blocking woes and rightly so, however he certainly isn’t the only one who should be blamed.
“I’ve got complete confidence and belief in all our coaches, goes for Juan Castillo. Harbaugh acknowledged. “He’s a great coach.”
It was pretty clear though that Harbaugh realizes the Ravens coaching staff has to improve including himself.
One thing the Ravens certainly need to do in this offseason is to address the madness that took place on the offensive line this season. For a unit that yielded the second most sacks (48) and producing just 3.1 ypc (32nd ranked) change is needed and Harbaugh wasn’t shy about it.
“Every one of our guys understand that it’s a production business.” Harbaugh said on potential changes to the offensive line. Harbs went on to add that he expects competition or potential change at every position on the offensive line except for right guard where Yanda is locked in.
Heading into the offseason we all know the Ravens have their work cut out for them. Player salaries, choosing who stays, who goes and so on. But number one on the list is determining what kind of football team the Ravens want to be.
Before any coaching can begin or any coaching moves can be made the Ravens must answer, “Who Are We?”