It began a few years ago when the Ravens scooped up Vonta Leach as their new fullback. Then they took Jacoby Jones and did what Joe Marciano could not: They made him relevant. And now it appears the Ravens aren't done picking the bones of the old Texans' regime.
Ravens will announce the hire of Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator at 3 pm.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 27, 2014
The #Ravens will announce the hire of new OC Gary Kubiak today at 3 pm. Unclear if there will be other staff changes— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 27, 2014
According to Adam Schefter, the plan in Baltimore is to bring in Kubiak, former Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, and former Texans and Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to quickly revamp the Ravens' offense in the wake of Jim Caldwell's departure.
The theory is that the same braintrust who helped turn the Texans' offensive woes around between 2006 and now will help the Ravens rebuild their offense, which ranked in the bottom third in total offensive yards and points scored in 2013.
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to the moment when Joe Flacco gets hurt and Kubiak insists to John Harbaugh that Matt Schaub is the answer to all his problems.
Oh, and did I mention that the Texans play the Ravens again next year? So get ready for the "Return of Kubiak" narrative right now.
Get your thoughts in on the Kubiak hire below. How soon do you expect Matt Schaub to sign with the Ravens in the offseason?