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Cam Cameron embracing pressure of raised expectations

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We’ve heard a lot about the Ravens offense this offseason.

Some of it had to do with running back Ray Rice’s successful bid for a new contract and some had to do with quarterback Joe Flacco’s thus far unsuccessful bid for the same, but most of it had to do with the team’s talk about being a more aggressive and potent offense this season. We’ve seen signs of it in the preseason, including a healthy dose of no-huddle against Jacksonville last week, and that’s served to bump expectations for better offensive days to a higher level.

Expectations come with thorns for the guys being held responsible for reaching them. Flacco’s contract push will suffer if he isn’t considerably better than he was in the regular season last year and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will feel some heat as well. That doesn’t appear to be a problem for Cameron.

“I hope so,” Cameron said, via Kevin Cowherd of the Baltimore Sun. “I really do. If you don’t thrive on that … You talk to the coaches that retire, you talk to the players that retire — that’s what they miss. That’s what you would miss. I get to actually do it. I’m not behind a microphone on TV talking about it.”

If all goes well for the Ravens offense this season, Cameron will have plenty of those TV people saying nice things about him over the next few months. If it doesn’t, there are going to be calls for Cameron to join them.

That sets the stakes pretty well for what’s expected of the Ravens offense this season.

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9 Responses to “Cam Cameron embracing pressure of raised expectations”
  1. sliceanddic3 says: Aug 30, 2012 9:45 AM

    Leave it to Cam to screw things up. Thats my new motto.

  2. southpaw2k says: Aug 30, 2012 10:04 AM

    Here’s hoping they keep up with the no-huddle offense in the regular season. Not sure why it’s taken Cameron and Co. so long to conisder that an option to keep a defense on its heels.

  3. psuravens19 says: Aug 30, 2012 10:07 AM

    Considerably Better? Flacco was good enough to win the AFN and lead his team to the AFC Championship.

  4. tonyromoisterrible says: Aug 30, 2012 10:12 AM

    So is Cam gonna draw up any oter plays than the 5yd dump to Rice in the passing game?

  5. pftard says: Aug 30, 2012 10:33 AM

    You never have to worry about the Ravens being too full of themselves. Because no one keeps that Offense grounded like Cam Cameron.

    (If Cam Cameron were Tim Tebow.., this is where he would say “Thanks”)

  6. zackattack410 says: Aug 30, 2012 12:46 PM

    Wait and see haters. Flacco will take this offense where it needs to go this year. Cameron isn’t calling the plays anymore, So Ravens’ fans have nothing to worry about.

  7. ravenscrap says: Aug 30, 2012 3:02 PM

    better hope Rice has a great year because the mid-tier QB certainly isn’t going to carry this team….

  8. ravenatorsconscience says: Aug 30, 2012 8:32 PM

    Its hopeless, we’re never gonna win a superbowl. Ray is washed up, Reed is washed up, Suggs will never be the same, anf flacco is just flacco… but hey at least we swept the steelers last year… right? right? Oh man who am i kidding they always beat us in the playoffs its over!!!

  9. mikemyditka says: Aug 31, 2012 7:05 AM

    Since they won the division, The Ravens have the honor of playing the Patriots and Texans while the Steelers get the Jets and Titans.

    Considering how close the Ravens and Steelers are, its hard to see how the Ravens can overcome the tougher schedule and the loss of Suggs for most of the season.

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