Cam Cameron Can’t Take All Blame For Ravens Issues

Be honest, you kind of saw this coming. Didn’t you?

The Baltimore Ravens beating the Dallas Cowboys in week six on a game ending missed field should have been enough to have fans in Charm City sweating bullets about their team’s matchup with the red hot Texans. Even if they did get pounded by Aaron Rodgers and the Packers the week before.

The Ravens have played down to their opponents and have been squeaking out victories with in an underwhelming fashion for most of the season. While the defense has looked old and flat, the Ravens offensive schemes and play calling can easily be questioned this season as well.

On Sunday, the Ravens finally snapped their 132 minute and 56 second road touchdown drought when Tandon Doss reached the end zone in the in the third quarter. The Texans had eight more first downs, 174 more yards and 26 more points than the Ravens in the first half alone.

And things only got worse from there.

Whenever games go awry, sports fans often like to point the finger and find some one person to blame. For the Ravens, this guy is typically offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. And I’ll admit, he’s rightfully generated a lot of this angst.

But it wasn’t Cam Cameron who allowed Joe Flacco to be sacked four times — including once in the endzone — for a loss of 26 yards. Cam Cameron didn’t bat down Joe Flacco’s passes for sixty minutes or take a pick-six to the house. And Cam Cameron didn’t let the Ravens defense give up 420 total yards.

Calling nine running plays for Ray Rice, who averaged 4.7 yards per carry, certainly didn’t help though.

The Ravens aren’t going to fire Cam Cameron. At least not right now. So getting upset with him for a loss that the Ravens as a team should accept is really just a waste of your time.

You can point the finger at all 53 guys on the roster for this one. One guy isn’t responsible for a 30 point loss.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

6 Comments

  1. Jason

    October 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Cameron’s play calling is what piuts Joey in position to be sacked 4 times and hurried repeatedly. Joey was bad, but when the uncreative playcalling doesn’t offer the QB enough protection or at least some quick hitting route option in the case of a heavy pass ruch then what can he do?

    This has been Cam’s probably for years now. How many 3rd & 4 passes will Cam continue to call where all the pass patterns take so long to develop that Joey is on the ground before he even has a chance to throw the ball?

  2. MGW

    October 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Here’s my question…Has Joe Flacco earned that big paycheck?

  3. 9inchnails

    October 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Depends on what you mean by big. Big as the intimators ego or spy’s junk?

    • spy

      October 24, 2012 at 10:03 am

      Either way , he may just be over paid………I think he is above average and the Ravens could win a super bowl with him , but the surrounding players must get better and the coaching staff has to change,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,he won’t get an elite paycheck but he won’t have to worry about where his next meal is coming from for the rest of his life………….

  4. Pole

    October 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

    As the great Dennis Green once said, “He was who we thought he was.” Flacco has been decent but not great to date. Does he deserve a big paycheck, not by NFL standards but he still deserves to earn a decent living. Not a top five QB, maybe in the 8-15 range.

    Cam needs to go after this season, sometimes a team needs to shake things up, Cam has become predictable in a way that isn’t good, does he know what a run game is? A fresh start with a new OC would be a good idea.

  5. Dude

    October 24, 2012 at 12:20 am

    They pay ray rice a nice contract and have one of, if not the best fullback in the league and they don’t commit to the run.Cam is out thinking himself and he’s losing.