Is Cam Cameron leaving? Don't bet the house

January 24, 2012|By Kevin Cowherd | The Baltimore Sun

I was asked on "The Norris and Davis Show" on 105.7 The Fan this morning if I thought Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameronwould be back next season.

The short answer is: I do.

Sure, Cameron and his play-calling have been the subject of much scrutiny -- and scorn -- from lots of Ravens fans over the last few years.

And the state of his relationship with quarterback Joe Flacco has also been endlessly debated. (For the record, I don't think it's nearly as tense and adversarial as some people think.)

But why would the Ravens get rid of their offensive coordinator after posting a great 12-4 regular-season record and nearly winning the AFC Championship game?

Yes, there were occasions when the offense seemed unimaginative and out of sync. But every team goes through times like that during a season, even the mighty New England Patriots, whose offense with Tom Brady at the helm definitely wasn't firing on all cylinders Sunday.

The bottom line -- as Ray Lewis loves to say -- is this: why would you fire your offensive coordinator after coming within a dropped pass and a missed 32-yard field goal of going to the Super Bowl?

I'm not saying it couldn't happen. But it doesn't make sense to me.

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