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Will Investing In Cameron for Another Season Yield Dividends?

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3+ Comments richieG says I know that numbers do not lie AND one can manipulate stats to prove what they want to prove. While Cam's offense has been labeled predictable and out-dated by

If Cam Cameron’s offense was a stock you bought back in 2008 you’d have lost money by now…but just barely. After four years the offense is scoring fewer points per game now with better personnel and a more experienced quarterback than it was back in 2008. The third down conversion rate and Red Zone scoring percentage have been basically flat the last four seasons.
 
Did you as a fan expect a better, more efficient offense after four years under Cameron?
 
I know I did.
 
Maybe we should be satisfied with scoring 20 points or less in nearly half the games each year.  Was it unrealistic to think they could score 24 points last week against the Patriots?  I would say no and the game should not have come down to the final seconds.
 
Fans seem divided on the decision to retain Cameron and there is an argument to be made for consistency.  But there is also a case to be made for seeing improvement and the numbers below say the offense has not moved in the right direction.
 
Are you buying in for another year and hoping for a payout?
 
If so, I wish you all the luck and it would mean a great season in 2012.
 
I think I’ve seen enough and will cash out now.
 


Ravens offense under Cam Cameron

 

Statistic
2008 / (rank)
2009 / (rank)
2010 / (rank)
2011 / (rank)
Regular season PPG
24.1 (11)
24.4 (9)
22.3 (16)
23.6 (12)
Post season PPG
18 (3 gms) (6)
18 (2 gms) (8)
27 (2 gms) (4)
20 (2 gms) (T-8)
Games scoring 20 pts. or less*
8
8
8
8
Rush Yards / game
148.5 (4)
137.5 (5)
114.4 (14)
124.8 (10)
Pass Yards / game
175.5 (28)
213.7 (18)
208.4 (20)
213.9 (19)
3rd Down %
41% (T-12)
42% (T-10)
39% (16)
42% (T-7)
Red Zone %
48.3% (22)
51.6% (15)
49.1% (22)
50% (T-18)
Rush % of total plays
55.9%
46.1%
47.8%
44.3%
Pass % of total plays
44.1%
53.9%
52.2%
55.7%
Flacco QB Rating
80.3 (22)
88.9 (13)
93.6 (7)
80.9 (18)

* Includes playoff games

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