Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken has received high praise from his former quarterback Jameis Winston. In a recent interview, Winston spoke highly of Monken’s ability to maximize talent and personnel, something that was apparent during their three seasons together in Tampa Bay. Monken’s high-octane passing attack helped the Buccaneers achieve impressive numbers in passing and overall yardage during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Now with the Baltimore Ravens, Monken has the opportunity to uplift their passing attack, which has struggled in recent years.
Maximizing Talent and Personnel
Winston’s comments about Monken come as no surprise. During his tenure as the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator, Monken showcased an ability to maximize the talent and personnel at his disposal. With Winston as his quarterback, Monken put players in great situations and made sure his offense was running effectively. His attention to detail, specificity, and confidence in his game plan was also noteworthy.
High-Octane Passing Attack
While Tampa Bay’s offense had its fair share of struggles, Monken’s high-octane passing attack was a bright spot. In the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the Buccaneers ranked in the top five for passing yardage and first downs. The offense was also in the top 10 for overall yardage. However, the team’s inability to establish a consistent run game and turnovers prevented them from achieving greater success.
Uplifting Baltimore’s Passing Attack
Monken’s arrival in Baltimore could provide a much-needed boost to the Ravens’ passing attack, which has struggled in recent years. With quarterback Lamar Jackson at the helm, Monken has an opportunity to showcase his play-calling abilities and maximize the talent at his disposal. While the Ravens’ personnel is different than what Monken had in Tampa Bay, his ability to get the most out of his players could prove vital in the upcoming season.
Monken’s reputation as an offensive play-caller precedes him. With the Ravens, he has the chance to prove that his success in Tampa Bay was not a fluke. Winston’s praise for Monken reinforces what many have said about him since joining Baltimore. The Ravens’ passing attack could be in for a significant boost under Monken’s leadership.