Cam Cameron was the scapegoat, but the former Ravens offensive coordinator said he wasn’t bitter about being fired in the middle of a Super Bowl run.
In fact, he said he’s rooting for the Ravens next week, hoping his old co-workers do what he wasn’t able to do.
“No hard feelings,” Cameron said, via Robert Klemko of USA Today. “I had a great, great five years. I respect the decision they made. That doesn’t mean I have to like it. . . .
“It’s funny, you go from being an offensive coordinator to a fan in a split second. People think that’s hard to do, but for me, it’s not hard. How can you not pull for Joe and Matt Birk and Torrey and Jacoby and Ray and Marshal and Dennis, and Ray Lewis?”
Cameron was fired at a time when the Ravens were 9-4, and six weeks later, they’re in the Super Bowl. The offense has picked up of late, but it’s hard to know how much of that is scheme and how much execution.
In fact, it’s easy to argue that Cameron was a Lee Evans dropped pass away from making this same trip a year ago, which would have made him look a lot smarter. But since he left and the Ravens took off, it’s easy to point to him as the problem.
“You’re always critiquing yourself,” Cameron said. “I’ve got people in my life who I have critique me all the time. Right now, there’s not too many things that I would do differently. Every game, you want a call back here or a call back there. The bottom line is, they felt they needed to make a change.”
And because Broncos safety Rahim Moore fell down, and a number of other events beyond Cameron’s control, the Ravens are a week and a half from a chance to play for a championship.