On Friday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh treated the retention of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron like a no-brainer. In Cam Cameron’s brain, he didn’t think it was going to occur.
Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun reports that, the day after the team’s 23-20 loss to the Patriots in the AFC title game, Cameron told “some co-workers” that he didn’t believe he’d be back.
And for good reason. His contract was due to expire soon, and no offer for a new deal was on the table.
Early in the week, Cameron’s status was unknown, even within the building. And so Cameron was relieved to hear that he’d be back.
“I called Ozzie [Newsome] and said, ‘Hey, I’m just thrilled to be back,’” Cameron said. “Ozzie said, ‘Cam, in our minds, you were never gone.’ And that means the world.”
While Cameron may have never been gone, he definitely spent some time in limbo. Moving forward, the challenge will be to improve the offense enough to get those last few points in the last game before the Super Bowl or, even better, to get that last win or two in the regular season in order to ensure that the road to the Super Bowl will go through the stadium in which the Ravens have a 16-1 record over the past two years.