Jones, Leach pushed for Kubiak in Baltimore

Jones, Leach pushed for Kubiak in Baltimore
January 27, 2014, 5:30 pm
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At least two Baltimore Ravens were very excited on Monday, when Gary Kubiak was named offensive coordinator.

During the press conference to introduce offensive coordinator Kubiak and QBs coach Rick Dennison, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Jacoby Jones and Vonta Leach both recommended Kubiak.

Jones and Leach played for Kubiak in Houston.

"Jacoby and Vonta both, early on, got a hold of me an recommended that we go in this direction," Harbaugh said. "And they thought that was something that would work right away, so I think they're both pretty excited about it."

Jones played his first five seasons in Houston before being cut before the 2012 season. Leach played four full seasons under Kubiak and was an All-Pro in his last season under Kubiak in 2010.

“I think it’s the perfect fit,” Leach said, via the Ravens official website. “I think it’s a home run."

Kubiak said he has a "great relationship" with Jones, who was released by the Texans after the 2012 draft. He said he called Jones after the Ravens won the Super Bowl last season.  

"I was with both of them for shorter time than Gary was but both are great," Dennison said. "They're team guys. They play hard. They do what they're told. And they listen."