Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Report: Ravens interview Kyle Shanahan
By Jamison Hensley
The Baltimore Ravens' first reported interview for their offensive coordinator position was with Kyle Shanahan. This is according to the NFL Network and it will undoubtedly not go over well with the Ravens' fan base.
Shanahan, along with his father Mike, was involved in the biggest implosion of the 2013 season with the Washington Redskins. Before you say "I'd rather have Cam Cameron back," let's take a look at Shanahan's entire body of work:
- In 2006, Shanahan was the wide receivers coach for the Houston Texans. At 27, he was the youngest position coach in the NFL.
- In 2008, he was promoted to be offensive coordinator for the Texans and became the youngest coordinator in the league. In his two seasons as the offensive coordinator there, the Texans ranked in the top five in total yards and passing yards. With Matt Schaub at quarterback, Houston was the NFL's top passing team in 2009.
- From 2010 to 2013, Shanahan was the offensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins under his father. With Shanahan, quarterback Robert Griffin III was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012 before a drama-filled 2013 season.
This is the second interview this year for Shanahan, who met with the Miami Dolphins before they hired Bill Lazor as their offensive coordinator. Shanahan is 34, five years older than quarterback Joe Flacco.