June 13, 2024


Mike Macdonald left the Ravens to take a job as head coach of the Seahawks, and Zach Orr was elevated from inside linebackers coach to defensive coordinator promptly thereafter.

After his playing career with Baltimore ended due to injuries after just three seasons, Orr, 31, began coaching with the Ravens in 2017. In 2022, he returned to the Ravens as the inside linebackers coach after serving as the outside linebackers coach for the Jaguars in 2021.

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That indicates that during the past two seasons, Orr has spent a lot of time with linebacker Roquan Smith. Smith stated his eagerness for Orr to take over as DC in a statement issued by the squad.

Smith remarked, “I have a great deal of respect for ‘ZO’ and the way he approaches his work every day.” “I think he brings that passion to the game of football and coaching, even if it’s sad that an injury ended his career. I can see he lives by the adage, “You have to give everything you have while you have it,” since you never know when your time on earth will end.

Indeed, I’m ecstatic for him. In addition to his football intelligence and ability to connect with players, he brings passion to the field, off the field, and in the meeting room. Given his youth and recent entry into the game, I believe that overall, it’s a






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