After taking the place of Cam Cameron, who was fired three quarters into the season, Caldwell took the training wheels off of Joe Flacco and let him cut loose. The results couldn’t have worked out better as the offense really started to click, leading to a Super Bowl title and a Super Bowl MVP award for Flacco.
Caldwell’s follow-up in 2013 was less than spectacular as the Ravens’ offense struggled all season. In fairness, it wasn’t all his fault, but a bad running game and a shoddy offensive line have nothing to do with boring and predictable play-calling.
If Caldwell does go to the Lions or another team, that would leave a vacancy for offensive coordinator. Coincidentally, Norv Turner will probably be moving on from the Cleveland Browns after he expressed his displeasure of the firing of first-year head coach Rob Chudzinski.
I remember being a little bummed out last year when Turner became available because I knew there was no way the Ravens would ax Caldwell after their amazing run. Nothing against Caldwell, but Turner is the better OC. Just don’t make Turner a head coach again, because we all know how that turns out.
There’s still a lot of dominoes that need to fall, but this scenario is possible. Should Turner find his way onto the Ravens’ staff, he would be a welcome addition and would be able to give the Ravens’ offense the jolt of energy it needs.
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