Come 2012, the elder statesmen of offensive coordinators in the AFC North could be Jay Gruden of the Bengals.
The Browns don’t have one, though they reportedly plan to hire a coordinator in order to reduce the workload on coach Pat Shurmur. The Steelers have fired/retired/not rehired Bruce Arians. And, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron could be on his way out of Baltimore.
Per Mort, Cameron’s contract is expiring after the season, with no new offer on the table. It’s well known that tension exists between Cameron and quarterback Joe Flacco, who bristled publicly last year when quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn was fired.
An obvious candidate to replace Cameron would be former Vikings coach Brad Childress, given that Childress and Ravens coach John Harbaugh spent several years together as colleagues with the Eagles. Then again, there’s a chance that Harbaugh knows from his experience with Chilly in Philly that it would be a programmatic non-fit.
UPDATE 1:15 p.m. ET: An even more obvious candidate would be former Raiders coach Hue Jackson, who served as Flacco’s position coach in 2008 and 2009, before joining Oakland as offensive coordinator.