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Baltimore Ravens Targeting Gary Kubiak as New Offensive Coordinator


Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak talks to head linesman Mark Hittner (28) against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens continue to search for a new offensive coordinator after they watched Jim Caldwell become the next head coach of the Detroit Lions.

They’ve been carefully gauging all of their options and were set to make a hire last week, presumably between the likes of Kyle Shanahan, Kirby Wilson, Scott Linehan and internal candidate Jim Hostler.

But it appears a new name has emerged that would be better than any of those candidates, and it’s former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, according to Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun:

"The team was expected to make an announcement regarding a new offensive coordinator late last week, but then a mystery candidate emerged Sunday.It turns out it was Kubiak, the former Houston Texans head coach who previously served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach when the Denver Broncos won a pair of Super Bowls nearly two decades ago. He is now considered the favorite."

Kubiak was fired this year during a season in which the Texans finished 2-14. Kubiak had been with the club for eight seasons and is regarded as one of the better offensive-minded coaches in the NFL.

Overall, he’s been in six Super Bowls, three as a player and three as an assistant coach. He has been part of three Super Bowl-winning teams, one with the 49ers and two with the Broncos.

If the Ravens were to hire him, it would be a huge win for quarterback Joe Flacco, who regressed in 2013 on his way to throwing 22 interceptions and only 19 touchdowns.

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