Ver Steeg Has QB Background

Coach Craig Ver Steeg will have more input with Ravens QBs along with Cam Cameron.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Seemingly lost in the hubbub of the news that Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron will have a more hands-on approach with the team’s quarterbacks was the decision that Offensive Assistant Craig Ver Steeg will also be more involved.

Fans likely don’t know much about Ver Steeg, but he’s got a track record of helping signal-callers.

Ver Steeg has 26 years of coaching experience, including working with quarterbacks, receivers and running backs and was an offensive coordinator at Rutgers (2003-2006) and Utah (2001-2002).

As the assistant quarterbacks coach at Utah in 1989, he worked with NCAA record-setter Scott Mitchell, who played 12 seasons in the NFL.

While at Illinois In 1999, he tutored Illini quarterback Kurt Kittner, who broke Jeff George’s single-season record for touchdown passes (24) as a sophomore.

Back at Utah in 2002, Ver Steeg tutored Alex Smith during his first season. Smith went on to be a No. 1 overall NFL draft pick in 2005 by the San Francisco 49ers.

While offensive coordinator at Rutgers, Ver Steeg still held onto his quarterback coaching duties and worked with Ryan Hart, who set nearly every school passing mark in three seasons as starter.

With the Ravens, Ver Steeg has worked closely with Cameron and the offensive staff, including in game preparation. Now he’ll have more of a presence in the quarterbacks room, making him the third new face in as many years.

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