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Ravens hire Marty Mornhinweg as quarterbacks coach

Marty Morhinweg was the Jets' offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014.
Marty Morhinweg was the Jets' offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014. (Bill Kostroun / AP)

The Ravens have hired former New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg as their new quarterbacks coach. He replaces Rick Dennison, who left to become the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator under Gary Kubiak.

Mornhinweg will work with Joe Flacco, who is coming off a season in which he established career highs with 3,986 yards and 27 touchdowns.

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"Marty is a great coach and is going to be a great addition for us," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said during a conference call on which he introduced new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. "I know he'll work really well with Marc and really well with Joe."

Mornhinweg, 52, is well versed in several offensive systems and has an extensive background in the West Coast offense.

Five quarterbacks have made it to the Pro Bowl working with Mornhinweg: Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb, Steve Young, Jeff Garcia and Brett Favre.

Mornhinweg, a former Detroit Lions head coach, spent the past two seasons coaching the Jets' offense. He also has previous stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers.

"Marty has a great history and background with the offense that we were running last year, and that Marc is going to build on this year," Harbaugh said. "He's a great quarterback teacher: fundamentals, footwork, reads, quarterback mechanics in the passing game. I'm really excited about that."

Mornhinweg, who played quarterback collegiately at Montana, was the Eagles' offensive coordinator from 2006 to 2012. With the Eagles, Mornhinweg took over play-calling responsibilities late in the 2006 season and the Eagles went on a run with a balanced run-pass ratio behind Jeff Garcia.

In each of his six seasons as an offensive coordinator with the Eagles, Mornhinweg oversaw offenses that had either a 1,000-yard rusher, 1,000-yard receiver or a 3,000-yard passer.

He went 5-27 in two seasons as the Lions' head coach, in 2001 and 2002.

"I've followed Marty's career," Trestman said. "I know he was with Andy Reid. He was with John, [Ravens offensive line coach] Juan [Castillo] during his time in Philadelphia, and he has great success as a quarterbacks coach and play caller. I'm really looking forward to working with Marty."

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