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Cam Cameron feeling heat after missed opportunity

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Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s future in Baltimore is uncertain at best, despite the support of players like Ray Rice.

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun reports Cameron doesn’t know his status for next year yet. But “many” offensive staff members were told they needed to get to the Super Bowl or they might be dismissed.

On top of that, Cameron has reportedly been criticized by team officials for drawing up a play to Lee Evans late in the game instead of other prominent receivers.

Cameron is easy to criticize for his predictability on offense, but that’s a silly comment. The ball was in Evans’ hands and the defender made a great play. If Evans hangs on, Cameron is suddenly a much better coach?

Still, it may be time for a change in Baltimore on offense and Cameron’s relationship with Joe Flacco won’t help his chances. Speculation in Baltimore has centered around Hue Jackson as a possible replacement. We wonder if Todd Haley could be a fit.

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  1. cshearing says: Jan 25, 2012 8:46 AM

    I think the biggest issue is not even mentioned here. When the Ravens were about to go for it on 4th & 6, Harbaugh looked shocked, shoved Cameron, and then called a time-out. These are not the actions of a coaching staff that is aligned. I cannot see him being back.

  2. bmorelikeme says: Jan 25, 2012 8:47 AM

    I forget his name, but there was an NFL network analyst who described Cam’s offense to that of a 1960’s football team as far as route creativity. Pretty sure anybody would be a better fit.

    Also, I think it would be nice if our O coordinator and QB got along. They don’t need to be best friends, but they should have a working relationship at least.

  3. ravensgrl says: Jan 25, 2012 8:47 AM

    PLEASE let him go!

  4. jobotjones says: Jan 25, 2012 8:49 AM

    Haley would eat flacco alive. As a Steelers fan I would love to see that pairing.

  5. dmretrogames says: Jan 25, 2012 8:50 AM

    You don’t get it. That’s why you don’t draw that play up for Lee Evans. Yeah, it was in his hands, and he failed to secure it.

    Boldin doesn’t get stripped.

  6. southpaw2k says: Jan 25, 2012 8:51 AM

    Cameron’s contract is up with Baltimore, so I don’t see any reason why he’d be coming back. The fact that the discussion of whether he would come back even further supports that he won’t be. I’m not sure who I’d like to see come in as OC – I don’t see Jackson wanting to be OC after a stint as head coach for another team (though I think he’d make a good fit given his prior experience with the personnel). Haley could be interesting too, but I don’t know if he’d get along well with Harbaugh. I’d love to see Zorn come back (when was the last time you heard those words together in a sentence?) since he and Flacco had a good relationship.

  7. rexismybff says: Jan 25, 2012 8:54 AM

    The guy only gets four catches all year, but on the one play you need to go to the Super Bowl, you are throwing it to him? What a crappy call. The guy shouldn’t even be on the field at that point.

  8. dayumyou says: Jan 25, 2012 8:54 AM

    what about that hairball coach have….Can they please fire him as well?

  9. damnsureis says: Jan 25, 2012 8:55 AM

    In his defense, the Patriots listed the jersey numbers wrong for much of Baltimore’s offense in the program which caused him great confusion when calling plays.

  10. opbilly says: Jan 25, 2012 8:56 AM

    this guy has held this team back for the 4 years hes been here. i sit in my seat and call his next play. flacco could be great but this guy wants to micromanage and not give up any control. the team never gets in the huddle until 15 seconds so by the time they get to the line there is no time to check off. we have won because of the talent on this team. that offsets the conservative play calling and the horrible in game coaching of harbaugh. the horrible loss to jacksonville was the result of poor coaching and cost us home field advantage..this is twice in four years we have had the opportunity to go to the super bowl which to some should be enough but when it clearly seems to be a lack of coaching that gets us over the top. time to move on

  11. jmagnet28 says: Jan 25, 2012 8:56 AM

    Criticized?? It was a brilliant call! The Pats were not expecting it at all and if Lee Evans held on like he absolutely should have we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

    You wanna blame someone, don’t blame Cundiff or Cameron, blame Lee Evans. That swipe the Pats DB took at the ball wasn’t even a full swipe and it was also a blind swipe. I’ve seen a hell of a lot more violent swipes where the player didn’t drop the ball.

    That was a pathetic display by Lee Evans.

  12. cereal blogger says: Jan 25, 2012 8:58 AM

    Cam Cameron can do no right in the eyes of many Baltimore fans. I for one think he’s a great coach & that they are lucky to have him. Their O was arguably the strong point of that team this season

  13. riverhorsey says: Jan 25, 2012 8:58 AM

    They didn’t say the play he drew up was the dropped TD, I doubt they were critical of that.

  14. reallyilly says: Jan 25, 2012 8:58 AM

    Tiki is “Flabbergasted”

  15. nocookies28 says: Jan 25, 2012 8:58 AM

    I think I speak for a large majority of Ravens fans when I say I will be very disappointed if Cam comes back to Baltimore next year.

  16. shaner329 says: Jan 25, 2012 8:59 AM

    The Ravens should worry more about finding a good QB and another decent WR to replace the aging Anquan Boldin. Torrey Smith is already proving he’s going to be a stud, but they need another playmaking receiver.

  17. vincentbojackson says: Jan 25, 2012 9:00 AM

    Ed Reed thinks Cameron was rattled.

  18. jmagnet28 says: Jan 25, 2012 9:01 AM

    Its his parents who should be feeling the heat for giving him that name.

  19. tallguyme says: Jan 25, 2012 9:04 AM

    Sterling Moore, baby!

  20. djstat says: Jan 25, 2012 9:04 AM

    I do not get the concept of people mad at him for “drawing a play up to Lee Evans.” Most plays have 4 to 5 eligible WR. Who knows where Evans was in the progression. Evans dropped the ball, not Cam.

    Cam does need to go becuase his scheme is vanilla and predicatable. Not because of Sundays DROP.

  21. Ralphie says: Jan 25, 2012 9:04 AM

    “…many” offensive staff members were told they needed to get to the Super Bowl” or they would be fired.

    That’s a team that has serious issues. Did they think that was the only way that they could motivate their coaches to win? Once you have to start threatening your coaches you lose…especially at the NFL level. Those coaches should already be self motivated. If you even THINK that you need to threaten them to get them to step up then you don’t have the right staff and it’s effectively the time to fire them.

  22. richabbs says: Jan 25, 2012 9:05 AM

    I don’t think Haley will be considered. Don’t you remember that Anquan Boldin dislikes Haley? I’d like to see the following guys considered for the OCoordinator job: Aaron Kromer (OL coach for Saints); Ken Zampese (QB coach for Bengals); Al Saunders (OC for Raiders?) or even John McNulty (WR coach for the Cardinals. I’d also like to see them hire a QB coach, maybe Jeremy Bates, Stan Parrish, Frank Reich or even Jon Kitna, assuming he’s interested in coaching.

  23. vikesfan320 says: Jan 25, 2012 9:06 AM

    My guess is Cam drew up the play to attack Sterling Moore – ya know, the guy who’d been beaten all day and who whiffed on Smith’s TD catch-and-run – not necessarily to throw to Lee Evans.

  24. damnsureis says: Jan 25, 2012 9:10 AM

    rexismybff says:

    The guy only gets four catches all year, but on the one play you need to go to the Super Bowl, you are throwing it to him? What a crappy call. The guy shouldn’t even be on the field at that point.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    David Tyree only had four catches all year in 2007. How did throwing to him work out in the Super Bowl? I’m guessing without his touchdown and without his miraculous catch in the final drive, the Pats are 19-0.

  25. willjasper says: Jan 25, 2012 9:12 AM

    On top of that, Cameron has reportedly been criticized by team officials for drawing up a play to Lee Evans late in the game instead of other prominent receivers.

    ***

    This is a joke. The play works because no one expects them to throw a pass with the game on the line to Lee Evans.

    I’m not a Cam Cameron fan, as a Dolphins fan I watched his fabulous one season flame out as head coach. But the man called one hell of a game against the Patriots and they deserved to win. Are they talking about replacing the special teams coach after the epic, “Billy Cundiff and the Mighty Hook”?

    You were literally a dropped pass from going to Indianapolis and you’re talking about blowing up your offensive staff? That may be a move that comes back to bite John Harbaugh and the Ravens in the rear.

  26. purpleattack says: Jan 25, 2012 9:16 AM

    @shaner329 here we go with Flacco hate. You know NOTHING about football, NOTHING. A QB like Brady or Peyton comes once in 10 years at best. The consensus is that Flacco is borderline top 10 QB in the NFL, if you think they could easily “find” a top 5 QB you’re on illegal drugs. Being that you’re so darn smart, can you tell us exactly where they can find one?

    Thanks, greatly appreciated.

  27. MTLighthouse69 says: Jan 25, 2012 9:19 AM

    I am not surprised. I wasn’t at all happy with his performance in 2006 as the Charger OC in a playoff game against the Pats.

  28. cbbizzle says: Jan 25, 2012 9:20 AM

    It seems like a bunch of people think Harbaugh shoved Cameron on that 4th down at the end of the game. Cam Cameron is about 6′ 4” and always wears a hat. The guy who got shoved is kicking consultant, go figure, named Randy Brown. Just clearing that up.

  29. muskyhunter2542 says: Jan 25, 2012 9:21 AM

    On top of that, Cameron has reportedly been criticized by team officials for drawing up a play to Lee Evans late in the game instead of other prominent receivers.

    HUH, Last I checked Lee Evans was a very good NFL reciever in the past!!!

  30. tatatoothy says: Jan 25, 2012 9:25 AM

    Cam thought that play was drawn up for Ted Ginn, jr.

  31. youguysaretotalnerds says: Jan 25, 2012 9:25 AM

    cshearing says:
    Jan 25, 2012 8:46 AM
    I think the biggest issue is not even mentioned here. When the Ravens were about to go for it on 4th & 6, Harbaugh looked shocked, shoved Cameron, and then called a time-out. These are not the actions of a coaching staff that is aligned. I cannot see him being back.

    _____

    That’s incorrect. He did not shove Cameron, he shoved Randy Brown, the “kicking consultant”.

    Furthermore, everyone wants a pass-happy, Saints or Packers style offense. Why? Gaudy stats don’t equal championships. You score quicker, your defense gets less rest, and shootouts result. Do Ravens fans really want that?

  32. freshyields says: Jan 25, 2012 9:26 AM

    “I think the biggest issue is not even mentioned here. When the Ravens were about to go for it on 4th & 6, Harbaugh looked shocked, shoved Cameron, and then called a time-out. These are not the actions of a coaching staff that is aligned. I cannot see him being back.”

    ——————————–

    It wasn’t Cam that was shoved. That was the kicking coach. Harbaugh was asking him if they were in Cundiff’s range, and I guess he didn’t answer quick enough and forced the timeout.

  33. hwatt says: Jan 25, 2012 9:28 AM

    Early in the game they played coward on 4th and 1 and went for the field goal in the red zone, right after the defense got the int. That was game over in my book, you don’t kick fg’s against these pats and win anything.

    If you punk out on 4th and 1 going for it on 4th and 6 isn’t going to work either, time to find a coach who gets it

  34. lockoftheweak says: Jan 25, 2012 9:30 AM

    I think the Ravens need a what-down-is-it-now adviser.
    Hey, I could do that job, I knew what down it was. Just like the rest of the people watching the game.

  35. igetmyweedfromjeromesimpson says: Jan 25, 2012 9:31 AM

    @cshearing,

    Harbaugh didn’t shove Cameron. He shoved the kicking consultant Randy Brown.

  36. Patskrieg dot com says: Jan 25, 2012 9:31 AM

    “damnsureis says:
    Jan 25, 2012 8:55 AM
    In his defense, the Patriots listed the jersey numbers wrong for much of Baltimore’s offense in the program which caused him great confusion when calling plays.”

    This is hilarious. Or at least it will be until Jay Glazer prints a story off a “hot tip” that the Patriots doctored their programs to confuse the Ravens coordinators.

  37. takingbovadasmoney says: Jan 25, 2012 9:35 AM

    Be careful of what you wish for Ravens fans, you may get it. Might want to get a quarterback and receivers before you point the finger at Cameron. Oh yeah, probably want to resign Ray Rice.

  38. j0esixpack says: Jan 25, 2012 9:35 AM

    Cameron seemed very unprepared.

    I think it had something to do with the fact that the Boston Globe TV Guide mistakenly had the game listed as starting at 5:00pm.

    Was this done on purpose? I don’t think you can rule anything out in New England. Seems to me the Ravens and all their fans have a legitimate gripe about that.

  39. bmorelikeme says: Jan 25, 2012 9:35 AM

    Anyone who says the Raven’s need to find a new QB have already lost credibility. What more does Flacco need to do besides outplay Tom Brady in the conference championship, only to lose the game winner to a WR drop.

    Maybe he’s right, he’ll never get the credit he deserves.

    (I know Flacco isn’t elite, but he is good enough)

  40. FU MAN JOE says: Jan 25, 2012 9:38 AM

    It is truly not Cameron’s fault that Evans was stripped of the ball. Moore of NE made two very good plays in a row on that drive as I recall. If you truly need to blame someone, it should be Cundiff or the special teams coach.

  41. cowhawkfan says: Jan 25, 2012 9:38 AM

    Help me out ere since I didn’t see it, did Haebaugh shove Cameron or the Kicking coach, because I’ve heard reports of both. Or did he actually shove both? And what is it about the Harbaughs and shoving people? His brother shoves the Lioms coach and now this!

  42. kacapaco says: Jan 25, 2012 9:39 AM

    Sore Ravens r mad @ the OC that helped them play conference finals? Blame the lousy GM who brought WR that can’t secure a ball.

  43. golonger says: Jan 25, 2012 9:40 AM

    First of all…let’s get this straight for all you nitwits in here….and listen closely!!!

    HARBAUGH DID NOT SHOVE CAMERON….HE SHOVED THE KICKING CONSULTANT.

    Second point, just because this game was close, doesn’t mean Cameron should get credit…that is part of the point..EVERY game with him is close. With the talent he has, we should have at least a FEW games where we pull away…it never happens. Cameron is stubborn, Flacco and him do not get along. The excuse used to be…we have no receivers that can get seperation..hence no passing game. There was no excuse this year,Ravens have great receivers yet in many games, there was STILL no seperation…ridiculous.

    Cameron knows plays but he has a very limited ability to change things up based on how a game is going. His play-calling is predictable. He would never rollFlacco out OR use the shot-gun when he was pressured…..the list goes on and on..

    Bottom line….let him go….his offense has underachieved for 2 years….hit the road!

  44. 6ball says: Jan 25, 2012 9:44 AM

    .

    @jmagnet28

    Agreed that the play call worked . Evans was open and the ball was delivered on time.

    However, calling Evan’s effort “pathetic ” is a little harsh. Sometimes it’s tough to put a pass away, especially if it’s not a perfect spiral. Moore took a desperate swipe and got lucky.

    .

  45. FU MAN JOE says: Jan 25, 2012 9:44 AM

    Dear Baltimore: Perhaps you would rather have Colt McCoy and Pat Shurmur then Flacco and Cameron?
    Signed: The bottom feeding Browns

  46. cowhawkfan says: Jan 25, 2012 9:44 AM

    Blame the OC for a guy not holding the ball? The play call was spot on, the Defense made a helluva play and the WR failed. If you can’t trust the WR to execute, why did the GM sign him? Cameron’s offense is part of what got Baltimore within 1 catch of the Super Bowl. Be careful what you wish for, as you just may get a new OC who Flacco likes, but can’t get you as far. If so, you deserve what you get.

  47. dprouse says: Jan 25, 2012 9:45 AM

    Offensive coordinator has to be the most thankless job in all of football. You are constantly second guessed, and are routinely thrown under the bus by Head Coaches looking to buy themselves some breathing room. I’m sure there are some legitimate criticisms of Cameron, but the guy didn’t forget how to coach overnight, and his team was a dropped pass away from going to the dance.

    Oh, and Todd Haley? Seriously? If you are looking to create harmony on a coaching staff, Todd Haley isn’t the answer. It would take a Head Coach with a lot of authority and patience to deal with a personality like Haley. I think Haley has a long road ahead of him to rebuild his reputation – the disaster in KC simply confirmed what most people suspected about him.

  48. 202folife says: Jan 25, 2012 9:46 AM

    cshearing: wrote
    I think the biggest issue is not even mentioned here. When the Ravens were about to go for it on 4th & 6, Harbaugh looked shocked, shoved Cameron, and then called a time-out. These are not the actions of a coaching staff that is aligned. I cannot see him being back.

    ————————————————–
    So you’re implying Cam was about to go for it but Harbaugh wanted to punt? Harbaugh is the coach and he makes the decision to send out the punting team not Cam.

  49. cowhawkfan says: Jan 25, 2012 9:48 AM

    And lastly, who cares if the Defense knows what play is coming. When the Cowboys were great in the 90’s they ran the same plays over an over and over…but they were good enough to execute them better than the Defense. Dint the Patriots run the same pass play to their tight ends over amd over and over, yet they work over and over and over. I guess the Ravens just aren’t that good?

  50. sizvampire55 says: Jan 25, 2012 9:51 AM

    I don’t like Cam and watching games could usually predict the general type of play we would run. I think Cam should go, but not because of the play call to Lee Evans. People on here complain about being predictable and then complain about throwing to Lee Evans (a veteran WR who had an injury this year). That was actually the perfect play call with Pitta having a TD, Torrey having a TD, Q having 100+ yards, and Dickson having brick hands. Great play call, you have to hold onto the ball so you don’t need to rely on the refs getting it right and taking a look at it.

  51. jamaltimore says: Jan 25, 2012 9:55 AM

    Great Game and sux we lost but Cameron has been on the hot seat for the past 3 years. His offense is boring and I’m not one for change but I think it’s needed in this case for both parties.

    The funny thing is if you watch the replay of the last series, on the first play Quan looks very close to a first down? When talking about plays not being reviewed it’s stupid that this call was not. Was he down before he fumbled, when did the ball come out, and from the replay it’s pretty darn close to a first down yet there is no way for replay to look at the spot in the last 40 seconds of the AFC Championship

    The whole last series was rushed and flacco missed a wide open ray rice for the first down that could have given them one more shot at the endzone before sending cundiff in. In hindsight there appears to be no good reason why Harbaugh didn’t use the last timeout down there at some point. Leaving it on the board was a coaching mistake but I also believe the booth review in the last minute of this game was terrible! Again, the ravens lost and this may have changed nothing but it’s definitely something to consider.

  52. annes22 says: Jan 25, 2012 9:56 AM

    Just spare the Dolphins again, he was a complete loser in Miami, we don’t need him back. He’s always sucked, so who cares. Lee Evans has to hold on to the ball, and the defender made a great play.
    Ricky shut up also.

  53. sudz28 says: Jan 25, 2012 9:58 AM

    Never trust a man who’s first name is a derivative of his last name.

  54. ravensfreak00 says: Jan 25, 2012 10:02 AM

    If Cam goes, they should bring back Hue Jackson and give him the OC job. I can’t see Todd Haley being a good fit here at all except for the fact that Boldin was very productive in his system.

  55. jpb12 says: Jan 25, 2012 10:09 AM

    Last year Boldin and Houzmandzadah dropped passes, which cost Ravens their playoff run.

    This year, Lee Evans is an eraser for Boldin’s poor play in 2010.

    PS> Sterling Moore was pretty good on that play.

  56. alan226 says: Jan 25, 2012 10:14 AM

    Cam Cameron didn’t lose the ball in the endzone.

    Cam Cameron didn’t shank the game tying field goal.

    He just a convenient scapegoat….

  57. theravens1 says: Jan 25, 2012 10:23 AM

    The Ravens Organization will do a good analysis and I think will let him go, and add a good coordinator.

    Cameron’s calls were way to predictable. We needed to call quick slants, reverses, change of direction plays, not Rice up the middle on 1st down all the time. That doesn’t set up anything when everyone is expecting it – it is just cutting 4 downs down to 3 downs – a big disadvantage.

    Other teams mix up the plays much better. Flacco’s passes have been on the money many times, but our line can’t hold forever, and mixing up the plays would help. A screen, quick slant, reverses, and mis-direction plays cause the d-line to hesitate because they have to hold their position. IF all they have to do is collapse the pocket all the time, as fast as they can – they get sacks and are encouraged to do it again. Our ((Play Calling)) greatly effected our success – which would have been better and more productive!! Flacco would have taken less sacks if he got the ball off quicker, and the d-line had to evaluate rather than bull rush all the time.

    How many times did we see bull rush, pocket collapse, dump off to Rice?!?! LUCKILY Rice was a good enough runner to shed a block and make yardage. Many times he was taken down. The other teams look for this.

    Run one of those plays when we were 2nd and 3 at the end of the game – either we get a 1st down or a TD – guaranteed. Call a time out when we were ready to kick the field goal – Different out-come – guaranteed. NEW OC – Flacco makes more calls – better outcome – guaranteed.

    LET HIM GO. Nuff said.

  58. brownsclown says: Jan 25, 2012 10:23 AM

    The man is doing an outstanding job.
    The receiver was open. Isn’t his job to call plays where the receiver gets open? Didn’t he call the plays that got the team in position to tie? Did he call ‘miss wide left’ to the kicker.

    Of course Cameron was rattled. His head coach was acting like a dufess! And he has terrible receivers. Get some good ones. Braylon Edwards is available and would fit nicely with the Ravens culture.

  59. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Jan 25, 2012 10:23 AM

    Julian Edelman was playing DB against his offense and he couldn’t figure out a way to make them pay for that. Unimaginable that an experienced Offensive Coordinator in the NFL couldn’t take advantage of that.

    Put it this way. If the Ravens had Lee Evans playing DB against the Patriots, do you think the Patriots would have noticed? Do you think they would have taken advantage of that?

    Case closed. Cameron should be coaching D2.

  60. noquickreactionshere says: Jan 25, 2012 10:26 AM

    dmretrogames says:
    Jan 25, 2012 8:50 AM
    You don’t get it. That’s why you don’t draw that play up for Lee Evans. Yeah, it was in his hands, and he failed to secure it.

    Boldin doesn’t get stripped.

    _____________________________

    I agree in part but this is why your not 100% correct and why Cam needs to be gone.

    The play goes to Lee Evans because that is the best matchup at the line, in a play like this where it’s a back shoulder throw or fade you get to the line, identify the one on one matchup and attack it. My guess (Because just like everyone else on here I dont’ have access to game film) is that this was the best 1 on 1 matchup they saw and that is why it went to Evans and not Boldin.

    Problem with Cam vs better coordinators is that he allows the D to dictate where that matchup is. If you noticed in the Baltimore vs San Diego game Norv was constantly moving people around, forcing the D to adjust and identify itself then attacking the matchups. Norv doesn’t look for the best matchup, he creates the best matchup by getting his star players lined up against safetys/rookies/smaller players etc… This is what Cam does not do and why his offense is viewed around the league as “simple.” He is stubborn and thinks he can just line up and play, because our 11 are better than your 11 we will be able to over power you. Problem is the Defense then has the opportunity to dictate what they want you to do and they have the ability to take guys out of the game.

  61. askbri says: Jan 25, 2012 10:38 AM

    If Evans hangs on, Cameron is suddenly a much better coach?

    —————-

    No. Not really.

  62. deadmanwalking47 says: Jan 25, 2012 10:50 AM

    cameron is not to blame for alot of these plays,flacco has to take some fault.he had the fb wide open 2 times on the goal line looking right at him,and threw the ball to a different wr.these players have to execute the plays the coaches just call them.

  63. shaner329 says: Jan 25, 2012 11:09 AM

    @purpleattack

    I can tell someone woke up in a good mood this morning.

    I don’t understand what you took away from my post. I never claimed I had excelled football knowledge, or that the Ravens needed a top 5 QB to compete. I’m a spectator of the sport, and I form my opinions based on what I see.

    And it is my OPINION that the Ravens will not get to the next level with Flacco. Flacco consistently proves on the field that he is an average QB.

    And I’m not sure that the general consensus is that Flacco is a top 10 QB. Even using statistics to prove this shows that Flacco is an average QB.

    Again its an opinion. You’re entitled to your own, as am I. If you think Flacco is the franchise QB, more power to you. For criticizing someone who has a different view than your own, that’s when you become your ignorant. And as they say “Ignorance is bliss.”

  64. golonger says: Jan 25, 2012 11:21 AM

    “cameron is not to blame for alot of these plays”

    Yes, he is…as you might understand if you knew anything about football. It isn’t the PLAYS…it is the concept of the offense and how the plays are called. Just because a few successful plays are called or players drop passes…meaningless. Some things will work and not work regardless…it is the “scheme”Cameron runs that is the problem!

  65. flipper14 says: Jan 25, 2012 11:22 AM

    Cam Cameron has been one of the best coordinators in the league for a long time. What I don’t understand that as recently as two years ago Cam used to be very multiple in his approach. He’d use unbalanced line and a lot of different stuff.

    This quote is from Bill Belichick two years ago about the Ravens offense.

    BB: “Well, they’ve [used] three receiver sets and that changes from game to game. They used quite a bit of it last week against Cleveland, and they move all those guys around a little bit. You see everybody outside, or in the slot — [Mark] Clayton, [Kelley] Washington and [Derrick] Mason — that they move around. Their coordinator, Cam [Cameron], uses a lot of formations, looks and personnel groups, and what they do one week isn’t necessarily what they’re going to do the next week. Their no-huddle offense out of three receivers last week against Cleveland was a lot different than what they’ve done the previous two weeks. They change their plays a little bit from week to week, depending on what they think you do defensively and certain things they like to run against certain looks the defense gives them. They are a hard team to prepare for because they do change and I’m sure they’ll have some plays, or some formations against us that we won’t be practicing this week because they haven’t shown them, or they’re cooking them up today to try to game-plan us.”

    I too noticed that this year he was very vanilla. I don’t know if it had to do with his young tight and and young receivers but he really simplified his approach and I’m not sure that anyone has asked him why. I find it interesting.

  66. golonger says: Jan 25, 2012 11:22 AM

    “And as they say “Ignorance is bliss.”

    ..than you must be ridiculously and joyously happy!

  67. southpaw2k says: Jan 25, 2012 12:06 PM

    brownsclown says:
    Jan 25, 2012 10:23 AM

    The man is doing an outstanding job.

    The receiver was open. Isn’t his job to call plays where the receiver gets open? Didn’t he call the plays that got the team in position to tie? Did he call ‘miss wide left’ to the kicker.

    Of course Cameron was rattled. His head coach was acting like a dufess! And he has terrible receivers. Get some good ones. Braylon Edwards is available and would fit nicely with the Ravens culture.

    ————————————————

    You’re calling Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, Ed Dickson, and Dan Pitta “terrible receivers”? And you think Braylon Edwards would be a better option than those four guys?

    Then again, you called John Harbaugh a “dufess.” Ah, the irony.

  68. johntonioholmes says: Jan 25, 2012 12:11 PM

    Cam directed the Chargers’ offense to the 3rd, 5th and 1st highest scoring offense in the NFL from 2004-2006.

    Ray Rice can play a lot like L.T.

    The Ravens don’t have Gates, but Boldin is better than Eric Parker.

    The Ravens have a good o-line, like the Chargers did too.

    The thing that is holding the offense back is not Cam.

  69. tcostant says: Jan 25, 2012 2:15 PM

    Last year at this time Flacco expressed issues with Cameron and preferred to talk to QB coach Jim Zorn, who was fired last year. Maybe Zorn should have become OC and Cameron git shown the door? It just doesn’t seem like the OC and QB are on the same page…

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