The Baltimore Ravens are close to assembling one of the most talented coaching staffs in recent memory, and they could really add some massive firepower on the offensive side of the ball when it comes to the coaching staff. It looked like the Ravens were between Kyle Shanahan and internal candidate Jim Hoslter in their search to fill their offensive coordinator vacancy, and Shanahan was the favorite due to his top-notch talent as an OC. But then ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier today that former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak had become the favorite for the Ravens vacancy and that the Ravens could get former Texans OCs (under Kubiak, of course) Shanahan and Rick Dennison as well.
The Kubiak-Ravens smoke has only grown, especially since reports leaked that the Ravens have been in contact with all three of those coaches for a few days. Now, the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec reports that “everything is set” for Gary Kubiak to become the Ravens next offensive coordinator to replace current Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell. Nothing is guaranteed since “some details”, per Zrebiec, need to be worked on, but I would be shocked if the Ravens didn’t hire Kubiak.
At this rate, it’s also likely for the Ravens to land Shanahan and Dennison as assistants, and both of them would be great offensive coordinators in their own right. Ravens have to be pumped, whereas offensive coordinator-needy Cleveland Browns fans can only hope that at least one of those talented coaches isn’t hired by the Ravens.