While clearing out their lockers the Ravens players reflect on what went wrong in the Titans' game.
After the NFL’s head coaching carousel finally stopped spinning Monday, the Ravens hadn’t lost offensive coordinator Greg Roman or defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale to a top job elsewhere.
Now it seems like they won’t lose anyone from their coaching staff. Coach John Harbaugh said Friday that the Ravens granted the Philadelphia Eagles’ requests to interview quarterbacks coach James Urban and tight ends coach Bobby Engram, but that both coaches “pulled out in the last 24 or so hours.” Harbaugh said Urban and Engram “weren’t interested.”
“It looks like our staff is going to stay together, I can tell you that," Harbaugh said at his season-ending news conference. “Not saying anything couldn’t happen. There’s always things brewing for a certain period of time.”
Martindale was in the running for the New York Giants’ head coaching job, which eventually went to New England Patriots assistant Joe Judge. Roman also interviewed for the Browns’ vacancy, but Cleveland on Monday officially hired Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.
Both Urban and Engram oversaw two of the Ravens’ strongest positions on a record-breaking 2019 team. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is the runaway favorite to win NFL Most Valuable Player honors, and players and coaches praised backup Robert Griffin III’s help in preparing the defense each week. Meanwhile, Mark Andrews made a Pro Bowl in his second season, while Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle’s continued development gave the Ravens the NFL’s deepest tight end group.