The Facts: Don Martindale had to wait nearly a decade for a second chance as an NFL defensive coordinator. Two years into his second stint, he's earned a second contract that is second to none. The Ravens have signed Martindale to a new three-year deal that makes him the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the league, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Diehards Line: The 56-year-old assistant affectionately known as "Wink" has demonstrated a keen defensive eye since John Harbaugh promoted him from linebackers coach to DC two years ago. The Ravens ranked first in total defense and second in scoring defense in 2018. Last year they ranked fourth and third, respectively, en route to earning the AFC's top seed. Perhaps more impressive is Baltimore achieving those defensive marks with two different nucleuses.