Despite an abysmal performance by the Ravens offense on Sunday against the Steelers and an overall underachieving season, the Ravens aren’t looking to fire offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
Ravens Insider reports that head coach John Harbaugh is expected to hold on to Cameron.
A league source said Sunday Ravens coach John Harbaugh isn’t expected to make any changes with his coordinators. The Ravens offense dropped from No. 13 last season to No. 22 this year, which caused some to question offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s job security.
Really? Baltimore isn’t even going to consider giving Cam the ax? This offense went out and got Anquan Boldin, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Donte Stallworth and they dropped nine spots.
They gained only 126 yards in a playoff game.
If the Ravens aren’t even considering replacing Cameron then they harsh reality is that they have settled for mediocrity.
Absolutely. To use a baseball analogy, when you are hired to manage the Red Sox, they give you your one and only objective on Day One – finish ahead of the Yankees and get to the W.S. And if you don't accomplish that in a timely fashion, you won't have a job. Same here; coach should be hired with one goal in mind – finish ahead of Pitt and get to the Supe. If you can't get it done, then somebody has to go.
Raven's offense scored less points than 2009, they dropped from 13th in total offense to 22nd, and the coaching staff never got this offense to run at full throttle. So Bisciotti has to make the tough decision and unload Cameron. And if Harbaugh can't coach this team up to perform in a big game (see Rex Ryan), then he should be the next togo.
Baltimore needs to fire Cameron. The Ravens offense was expected to do well this year. Look at this past season though, they did nothing. All they did was fall back in the ratings. They had so many tools on there offense. What it goes down to is the play-calling. Cameron, was just not calling the appropriate plays. The offense would play strong in the first half. Then as soon as the second half came around, Baltimore would collapse, and come close to losing on a number of games, they could have lost. Let the record show that I am a Ravens fan. Always have been, but really Brian Billick did better. Fire Cameron.
makes you wonder where the ravens will be next year-same with the dc
I blame Harbaugh. Any good business leader makes changes to ensure the highest potential of the business is achieved. Harbaugh's keeping of Cameron and not changing that pathetic prevent offense all season should make some people question whether Harbaugh should be on the hot seat.
Harbaugh hasn't yet had his post-season meeting with Steve Bisciotti – I suspect his tune will change when he's told either Cam goes, or Harbs can leave with him.
Zach, you sound like someone with an "agenda", I mean after all this team won 13 games this year and went to the playoffs for the third straight season, what else do you want? I mean had they not went to the playoffs three straight seasons, they could have never embarrassed themselves the way they did this past Saturday putting up 126 yards of offense, including -3 yards in the third quarter (equaled by their 3 turnovers and 3 first downs in the second half). The offense went from 13th to 22nd, despite the emphasis placed on improving this side of the ball and the investment made there. The defense coughed up leads 10 times in the third and fourth quarter this year, but let's ignore that (like some of us did all season, choosing to look at "stats"), but why make changes on the staff?!?!
Harbaugh and this staff have this team wound so tight that they are afraid to make mistakes, afraid to take risks for fear of being benched or put in a dog house. They had the talent to go all the way, but you can't be afraid of reprisal if you make a mistake, say the wrong thing, whatever.
Or we can just ignore it, talk about the 13 wins, talk about the "three straight appearances", and keep watching Pittsburgh (or even the Jets) go to the Championship.
He takes after his old man.
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Try blaming your QB, I live in Baltimore but am not a Ravens fan and all year many fans and pundits have been on the Flacco bandwagon. In my view though he is what's known as a 'flat track bully' great at piling up the numbers against Carolina, Buffalo, Cleveland, but like his offensive coordinator, just doesn't have hit in the highest pressure situations – you have arguably the best defense, great punter and kicker, a top running back, and top receivers both in the tight-end and wide receiver slots, yet time and again you fail against the best sides when it matters on offense, even when you've been winning against top sides (by that I mean Steelers, Jets, Saints or just coming up short against Pats, Steelers, Falcons) its clear that under high pressure situations, later in these games, Flacco just isn't in the leagues top 10 and that, I'm afraid is what's needed to win a super bowl
Nice observation Englishguy. There's one of two things wrong with this offense.
a. Joe is not grasping the complexities required to field a top offense, thus the lack of trust.
b. Cam Cameron wants things done HIS way.
Either way it's a problem, but its' easier to find a offensive coordinator to lead you to a #22 ranking, than it is to find a quality QB.
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