The Facts: According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, part of new OC Greg Roman’s job this offseason was getting rid of the 25-word play calls of former coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, streamlining things for Jackson. “Yeah, because last year there were games when I wasn’t in command,” Jackson said. “Now I’m a lot more comfortable just saying different things on different plays to let my guys know where they need to be.”
Diehards Line: The Ravens knew this offseason they were building around Jackson, so everything was renovated specifically for him. Part of that process was adapting the playbook, from the plays themselves to what they were called. Saying fewer words in the huddle helps, but coach John Harbaugh said it’s also a matter of getting Jackson comfortable with new material. “In order for it to make sense, you have to organize it,” Harbaugh said. As PFT suggests, Jackson did a good job adapting on the fly last year, leading the Ravens to six wins in his seven starts in relief of Joe Flacco, which is why they were so willing to change things to suit him this offseason.