I mentioned in Quick Hits that Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron can put together some awesome game plans or some terrible ones. But the one thing he never does is adjust them at halftime.
The Ravens went into the locker room on Monday night having no momentum and nothing going right for them on offense. The line was getting pressured, receivers were tightly covered and Joe Flacco had a bad Joe Flacco night. Records were being set by the offense and not in a good way. They had just 16 total yards on offense in the first thirty minutes of play.
The thing I kept questioning was Ray Rice’s lack of touches. After a couple weeks of Air Flacco, in which the Ravens threw some deep bombs to Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin, Cam Cameron’s game plan, etched in stone, read that Baltimore would throw the ball to beat the Jags. Only the first part of it came to fruition.
The Ravens biggest threat on offense, Ray Rice, only rushed for 28 yards and was clearly frustrated by his lack of touches. The ESPN crew even discussed Rice sitting on the sideline by himself, shaking his head while he was off the field on a third down play.
“It baffles me that Ray Rice only had six carries,” linebacker Terrell Suggs told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times. Rice actually had eight, but I get his point. “This is a Pro Bowl running back we’re talking about.” Suggs is absolutely correct. If the Ravens wanted to throw the ball then fine, but when it didn’t work it was time to establish the run.
Wilson reports that Cameron agreed with Suggs assessment, though he never changed the play calling of the offense.