REPORT: Kyle Shanahan interviews with Ravens

REPORT: Kyle Shanahan interviews with Ravens
January 15, 2014, 5:45 pm
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Catching up with Chris Nield

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

In the NFL 'tis the season of fired coaches trying to catch on with new teams, and former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is no different than scores of other newly unemployed coaches. Reports show that Shanahan recently interviewed with the Baltimore Ravens for their open offensive coordinator job.

There was a time when Kyle Shanahan looked like a lock to get a head coaching position, but that was before the Redskins 2013 season ended in a 3-13 failure. Not only did Shanahan's offense flop, his relationship with Skins quarterback Robert Griffin III became a hot-button topic and example of dysfuntion within the organization.

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Regardless of the 2013 season, as an offensive coordinator in Washington and Houston, Shanahan's teams have mostly succeeded in moving the ball. The Ravens offense stalled in 2013, unable to run the ball, and with the departure of Jim Caldwell, the Baltimore organization could use an infusion of new thoughts. 

Formerly Shanahan was linked to the OC job with the Dolphins, but Miami recently hired Bill Lazor to fill that role. Lazor had served as quarterbacks coach with the Eagles before taking the job in Miami.