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John Harbaugh: Joe Flacco helped pick Marc Trestman

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We asked on the latest podcast how new Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman would mesh with quarterback Joe Flacco.

According to Baltimore's head coach, that won't be an issue.

John Harbaugh told reporters that one of the big factors in choosing the former Bears coach was his fit with Flacco, who played a significant role in the hiring process, "especially in the latter stages, before deciding on Trestman," per Ryan Mink of the team's official website.

"Joe's on board with it. He's excited about it. He knows Marc's reputation," Harbaugh said. "I think personality-wise, they're going to hit it off really well. They're both very smart, they're both very detailed and they're both very direct in their communication."

Trestman is under pressure to top the departed Gary Kubiak, who led the team to franchise records for points (409) and yardage (5,838) this season. We also have questions about what Trestman's traditionally pass-happy scheme will mean for Baltimore's rugged ground game, which helped catapult the squad into the AFC playoffs.

With Baltimore landing its fourth different coordinator in as many years, we'd like to see Trestman retain Kubiak's highly effective zone-blocking scheme -- or at least the emphasis on first hurting people with the run.

Either way, Harbaugh and the Ravens were wise to get their quarterback's sign-off on the new hire.

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