Greg Roman, the mind behind the Ravens’ rushing attack, is staying in Baltimore. Roman was free to leave the organization in 2018 and pursue other opportunities. As coaching changes are being made throughout the league, many speculated that Roman would be sought after as an offensive coordinator. Roman has experience as an offensive coordinator. He served as the play caller for both the San Fransisco 49ers and the Buffalo Bills. Despite his potential options throughout the league, Greg Roman chose the Ravens. This decision must have been a difficult one to make, but Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made it easier for Roman. Harbaugh promoted Roman to assistant head coach to retain him. Along with his new responsibilities, Roman will continue to work with the offense. He will focus on run strategies and the tight end group.
Greg Roman – Ravens Benefit by Keeping Him
It’s no secret that Greg Roman has given Baltimore’s ground game new life. Last year, in 2016, the Ravens were uncharacteristically 28th in the National Football League, averaging 91.4 yards per game. This year, under Roman, the Ravens finished 11th in the league, averaging 116.0 yards per game on the ground. With Roman’s influence on the running game, Baltimore saw the development of Alex Collins. Alex Collins was cut from the Seattle Seahawks in the offseason and landed on the Ravens’ practice squad during the season. Collins became the workhorse running back that Baltimore was searching for.
By retaining Greg Roman, the Baltimore Ravens can expect to see similar success on the ground in 2018. This is something Harbaugh wants to focus on, as the Ravens are always at their best with a potent running attack. Keeping Roman also ensures that Collins has stability and continuity in his coaches. This is something that the young runner will benefit from, and will help him to develop even further.