When the Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell away from the Baltimore Ravens, it left a gap at offensive coordinator on John Harbaugh’s staff. That’s a gap the team will be looking to fill relatively shortly, but unlike typical protocol in the NFL, the Ravens may look outside the organization to find their next offensive leader.
According to Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson, the team may look outside the current staff to find the next offensive coordinator.
Ravens are debating internally about offensive coordinator decision, whether to go outside or within staff
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) January 14, 2014
This may not come as that big of a surprise to some watching the Ravens situation as the team’s most logical option to promote is wide receivers coach John Hostler, who was the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers back in 2007. The only problem with promoting Hostler is that the Niners had the worst offense in the league that year, which isn’t necessarily something that helps his cause.
If the Ravens can hire someone like Norv Turner, who is still technically under contract with the Browns while they search for a new head coach, that would seem to be the best case scenario. But the Caldwell hiring in Detroit has a ripple effect and it’s one that more of a headache for Baltimore than they’d like.
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