Report: Caldwell to join Ravens’ coaching staff as offensive assistant

January 30, 2012 | Luke Jones

The Ravens plan to hire former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell as an offensive assistant, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

After announcing offensive coordinator Cam Cameron would return for the 2012 season, coach John Harbaugh went on to say the Ravens would consider the possibility of hiring a quarterbacks coach after leaving the position unfilled this past season. After being fired by Indianapolis after a 2-14 season without future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, Caldwell appears to be the Ravens’ choice to help tutor quarterback Joe Flacco in 2012.

Former Raiders coach Hue Jackson served as Flacco’s quarterback coach in his first two seasons and former Redskins coach Jim Zorn served in the same capacity for the 2010 season. Zorn’s dismissal was not a popular move with the quarterback, who was critical of the team’s decision last offseason.