It was a disappointing season for the Baltimore Ravens. The team came in with Super Bowl aspirations but fell well short of that goal.
The AFC North force stumbled to a 10-7 season and lost in the first round to divisional foe Cincinnati. And, Lamar Jackson was kept out of the end of the season due to an injury, and his contract situation is looming over the franchise as a monster decision.
But, head coach John Harbaugh is not waiting to make major changes to his coaching staff.
The Ravens are reorganizing their offensive staff, adding Willie Taggart as their running backs coach and moving Tee Martin from wide receivers coach to quarterbacks coach. They’re also parting ways with strength and conditioning coach Steve Saunders. https://t.co/RN7RbFARax
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) February 22, 2023
Wow. Willie Taggart is the headliner here. Taggart spent time as the head coach at Western Kentucky, South Florida, Oregon, and Florida State. His tenure at Florida State was a disaster, but he was always considered a great offensive mind. Now, the 46-year-old will help try to revitalize a Ravens offense no longer being led by Greg Roman and now being led by former Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken.
Taggart will get to work with a running back room that’s pretty good and is headlined by JK Dobbins. Dobbins was a 2nd round pick out of Ohio State in 2020. He’s battled injuries, but when he’s been healthy he has been mighty good. In 209 regular season carries, he’s averaging 5.9 yards a carry, including 5.7 yards after his 2021 ACL tear. If Jackson returns, they will have quite the dynamic running game for Monken and Taggart to work with.