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Joe Flacco expects Ravens to retain Marty Mornhinweg as offensive coordinator


OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco doesn't foresee a change at play-caller next season.

Asked if he expects Marty Mornhinweg to remain as offensive coordinator, Flacco said, "Yeah, I do. It's always huge. Our relationship is growing. It's always evolving. It will definitely be a big thing moving forward."

Flacco spoke with reporters after what he called a "lengthy" talk with coach John Harbaugh. Last year, he said he expected Mornhinweg to be retained, and that proved to be correct.

In Mornhinweg's first full season as coordinator in Baltimore, the Ravens finished No. 27 in total offense (305.4 yards per game) and No. 9 in scoring (24.7 points per game). The Ravens got hot in the second half, averaging an AFC-best 29.4 points since Week 8. Only the Los Angeles Rams (29.5) put up more points than Baltimore during that stretch.

But the offense struggled early and often in Sunday's 31-27 season-ending loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens went three-and-out on seven of their first eight drives in a game that could've clinched a playoff spot with a victory.

"We play this game to win it all," Flacco said. "Obviously, at this point, we don't have the chance to do that. So, it's tough."