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James Urban (Sleeper HC Candidate?/or a Roman OC?)

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Well the Greg Roman hype train is abound yet again and I have to say, I think there's an interesting guy on that Ravens staff that looks legit, possibly helping Roman more than people know.  Their QB coach who has worked with John Harbaugh and came from an NFL coaching tree long prior:

James Urban

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Urban's ties with Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg go back to Philadelphia, where they were all on the same Eagles staff for five years. Urban was the quarterbacks coach for the Eagles in 2009 and 2010, when Mornhinweg was the offensive coordinator there. This history played a big part in Urban joining the Ravens' staff.

Why am I so interested in this guy? Well let's look at his resume:

  • 15 years of experience coaching
  • Coached one of Donavan McNabb's best seasons in the league.  Made him look good enough for the Skins to give him that crazy late career contract.
  • Then turned the next season and Mike Vick suddenly looked like a legit QB.  Who could forget the 35 point 1st quarter against the Skins on Monday night?  It was Vick's best season by far. 
  • https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-james-urban-ravens-quarterback-coach-20180703-story.html
  • THEN! He had a decent stay in Cinci from 2011-2017 as their WR coach.  Interesting thing is how dynamite they were after the Cinco-TJ in the passing game even though Marvin/Dalton couldn't win games.  Now go ahead and look at how they've nosedived the last 2 seasons at WR after he went to tutor Lamar Jackson.  They fell off of course as a team but AJ, Dalton, people who were there have taken dives.  (AJ is more injury but there's a clear elevation he has brought to his respective clubs)
  • Now, we're watching what he's doing with Lamar, back with Harbaugh again.  This guy is young, I think has a ton of potential and just looks like an interesting candidate.  Seems like he could be EXCELLENT for Cam. 

 

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Even before Jackson took over as the starting quarterback in Week 11 and steered the Ravens toward an AFC North title, Urban designated each Friday as exam night. He would pick a theme and pepper the then-rookie with questions about schemes or techniques or playcalls. Jackson would scribble his answers in marker on a whiteboard

“It was just me and him on Fridays,” Urban said. “It was productive, and it allowed us to grow closer.”

Urban served as the quizmaster during those nights in suburban Maryland, but with Jackson inching toward the start of his second NFL season and the Ravens moving deeper into an experiment that has captured the football world’s attention, the 45-year-old coach from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania knows he too faces a career-defining test.

This offseason, the Ravens shifted the foundation of their franchise onto Jackson’s shoulders. They designed a playbook and constructed a roster tailored to fit the quarterback’s rare blend of speed, elusiveness and field vision. Though Jackson, 22, never threw for more than 204 yards in a game as a rookie, Baltimore is staking its future on the belief that he’ll develop into a championship-caliber signal-caller.

https://www.pennlive.com/baltimore-ravens/2019/08/able-to-teach-ravens-james-urban-draws-on-unique-journey-from-mechanicsburg-to-coach-lamar-jackson.html

 

 

 

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Or maybe we just move Luke and Olsen to the coach side of things:

 

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Not sure about head coaching, but I'd definitely take him seriously as an OC candidate if Greg Roman gets the head coaching job. Lots of new head coaches take their old QB coach with them as OCs.

Mike McCoy would be another possibility. He and Roman spent some time working together for the early Panthers teams.

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1 hour ago, AceBoogie said:

He’s excellent for Cam because he coached other Black QBs? Lazy

That was never said.  Was never insinuated.  What?

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When I try to type James Urban into google it autofills James Urbaniak...

But he did coach at Penn which is Ivy league.

On the fence...

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Just now, Happy Panther said:

When I try to type James Urban into google it autofills James Urbaniak...

But he did coach at Penn which is Ivy league.

On the fence...

Exactly haha.  Penn guy so he's got that going for him. 

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