Ravens Promote Mattison to D-Coordinator

ESPN is reporting that the Ravens have promoted linebacker’s coach Greg Mattison to be their new defensive coordinator. This is no surprise, as the Ravens have always been an “in-house” type team for most coaching changes, especially on the defensive side.

Mattison has been in coaching for 37 years, but last year was his first in the NFL, having been a college coach before joining the Ravens.  Prior to Baltimore, he was co-coordinator/defensive line coach at the University of Florida, according to his team bio on the Ravens’ official site.

Mattison has some big shoes to fill.  The Ravens have been known for their defense for the last decade.  Starting with Marvin Lewis, and through Mike Nolan and Rex Ryan, Baltimore’s defensive coordinators have perenially had their units at the top of the league.

Best of luck to Coach Mattison, and may he be the next to carry the torch in the punishing purple tradition.

5 Responses to “Ravens Promote Mattison to D-Coordinator”

  1. UnbiasedGuy Says:

    Ray to the Cowboys.

    Suggs and Bart battling for the long-term money.


  2. NestMinder Says:

    haha. Settle down.

    Ray’s not going anywhere. And Suggs was on NFL radio this weekend saying that the 3 of them are very open to a hometown discount so they can continue playing together.

    Probably just words for now – I still think Bart will probably go to the Jets. Suggs and Ray will be in purple in 09.

  3. Lee Says:

    I think you’re right about where they go. Hometown discounts are great until agents get involved.

  4. UnbiasedGuy Says:

    Well, I read a report that it was highly “unlikely” that Lewis would accept a hometown discount as he is age 34 and this will probably be his last chance of obtaining a coveted multi-year deal.

  5. Thomas Crowley Says:

    I will cry if ray leaves. I think we’ll lose suggs and scott.

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