Mark Andrews of the Ravens praises ‘Offensive Genius’ Greg Roman.
Ravens’ Mark Andrews praises Greg Roman, the ‘Offensive Genius.’
Baltimore Ravens fans (and quarterback Philip Rivers) have been slamming offensive coordinator Greg Roman after a season-worst offensive performance against the Miami Dolphins last week, but tight end Mark Andrews spoke out in support of Roman during his press conference yesterday.
Roman, who was the Ravens’ tight ends coach when he was drafted in 2018, is an offensive genius, according to Andrews.
Roman has thrived since being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2019, scoring 21 touchdowns in the last three seasons, second among all tight ends.
Andrews is on pace to set career highs in receptions and receiving yards this season, despite the added 17th game, with 48 catches for 623 yards through nine games and a league-best 89.6 overall tight end grade from Pro Football Focus.
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Despite the Ravens’ offensive woes, he had six catches for 63 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, pulling them within one possession of the Dolphins.
“Losing stinks, so it’s all about figuring out what went wrong and fixing it,” he told the media yesterday.
Mistakes such as poor communication, poor blocking, and, most importantly, a complete inability to adjust to the blitz can all be easily identified.
“We have complete faith in what he’s calling,” Andrews says of Roman’s future ability to lead the Ravens offense against aggressive defenses.
What Will Baltimore Do in the Event of a Blitz?
Roman described his offense’s performance against the Dolphins as a “straight to DVD performance” during a press conference today, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley.
“We have to coach it better, execute it better,” Roman said, according to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec.
Regardless of how he plans to handle heavy blitzes, Andrews will undoubtedly be a big part of Roman’s gameplan.
He can make plays from anywhere on the field, and his consistency for quarterback Lamar Jackson has made him a weekly focal point of Baltimore’s offense over the course of their four seasons together.
The Ravens will need to get off to a faster start on offense to avoid blitzing defenses.
“If they’re going to throw dice at you, you have to make them pay,” Roman explained.
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