For as much crap as Cam Cameron got in Baltimore, Ravens fans have to respect how he handled losing his job in December. The former offensive coordinator recently told Scott Cacciola of The New York Times that he understands why he was left go and he thinks the Ravens are better for it.
It was a brilliant move,” Cameron said Wednesday at his home outside Baltimore. “Everyone on the team took a look in the mirror after that.”
Cameron, 51, said he learned long ago that being fired was part of football. At this stage of his career, he has a dispassionate view of his profession. In his den, he has a framed photograph of his stepfather, Tom Harp, when he was an assistant coach at Army in 1958. In the photo, Harp is standing next to Earl Blaik, the legendary coach known as Red, and Pete Dawkins, the Heisman Trophy-winning halfback. Army went undefeated that season.
Coaches typically are hired to be fired. Very few ride off into the sunset. It’s an unfortunate truth to the job. I’m glad Cameron doesn’t hold any grudges. Of course, I’m also glad that Jim Caldwell is calling the plays in Super Bowl XLVII.
Good to hear Cam is taking it well…Just sorry he didn’t have the chance to coach somewhere else besides Baldermore in 2012…And 2011,,,Etc…In fairness, I guess it wouldda been interesting to see what he couldda done with the offensive line, as presently constituted…But then again…
Here’s a personal observation…I took one a my kids to the Indy game in what was probably 2011…We hung out in the 2nd row, behind the end zone, during the early part of warm-ups…Before the whole offense was on the field, Flacco and Cameron were both in the end zone, chilling, waiting for things to get started…Problem is, they were 10 – 12 paces away form each other the entire time…Never looked at each other, much less stood there with the Coach’s arm around the QB…Never bumped knuckles…Never pointed to a cute girl in the stands…Maybe Flacco and Caldwell act the same way (I don’t get to many games, so I don’t know what they do or don’t do)…I do know I saw what I saw and I didn’t like it…
He should be happy , he took millions from the Ravens and all he did was hold back the progress of poor Joe,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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