Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said Wednesday he was surprised by the firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, calling the perception they had a bad relationship “overblown.”
“Cam has done so much for my career,” Flacco said, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “He brought me here and trusted to bring me here, first of all. He’s just helped me every year I’ve been here. I’ll never forget that. He’s been great for me.”
Aside from the fact that when people say negative reports are overblown, it often means they’re merely true and uncomfortable, Flacco said he talked to Cameron after he was replaced by Jim Caldwell.
“Cam felt at peace,” Flacco said. “It was a good conversation, very natural. We did spend a lot of time together and if that conversation was tough, I think that would have been a little bit crazy.”
Flacco acknowledged that he the rest of the offense shared some of the blame for his old pal being unemployed, admitting they “probably” underachieved.
“I think as an offense, we have to look at ourselves and see what we can do to be better. Obviously, we weren’t good enough,” Flacco said. “I think we’re working on becoming a very good offense around here and I think we all probably wish it would happen a little bit quicker. I think we’re still working toward that.”
Given the fact the offense required firing someone with three weeks left in the season, they should probably hurry.