Just like the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, the Baltimore Ravens are also making changes to their offensive coaching staff and on Monday they announced the hiring of former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak as their new offensive coordinator.
Kubiak replaces Jim Caldwell, who left to become the head coach of the Detroit Lions just a few weeks ago. In addition to Kubiak the Ravens also announced they have hired Rick Dennison, the Texans former offensive coordinator, as their quarterbacks coach.
Prior to him becoming the Texans head coach in 2006, Kubiak was the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator for three years. A former quarterback himself, Kubiak also played his entire career for the Broncos as a backup to John Elway.
The Ravens, like the Steelers, finished 8-8 last season as their offense failed to live up to expectations and finished ranked 29th in the league. Quarterback Joe Flacco threw a career-high 22 interceptions and just 19 touchdowns in 2013, and he was sacked a career-high 48 times.
During the Ravens introductory press conference on Monday, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh hinted that there could be more changes on the offensive coaching staff moving forward now that Kubiak and Dennison are in the fold.