Cameron’s firing probably came from the top

The highly criticized offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, Cam Cameron has been relieved of his duties after nearly five tumultuous seasons guiding Joe Flacco and the team’s offense.

Maybe he is the team’s sacrificial lamb, a scapegoat of sorts, or maybe like millions in the area, you believe Cameron is the devil with a headset on.

Clearly the offense is dysfunctional leading to extreme inconsistencies. This move wasn’t about the Ravens loss to the Redskins at FedEx Field yesterday. This move is about the Ravens trying to gauge Joe Flacco’s market value and while attached to Cameron’s hip, they are unable to get a clear read.

Are the problems pinned to Cameron or Flacco? We really don’t know so before the Ravens sit down with their signal caller in the offseason to hammer out a new deal, they need to find out who is to blame for the Jekyll and Hyde offense.

The timing of the move is curious to some but the guess here is that the move came from the top. If Steve Bisciotti is going to get his checkbook out in March, he has to know what he’s buying in Flacco and right now he doesn’t.

This is a move that should have happened two seasons ago but Cameron was saved by the owner’s lockout. Last year he was saved because the team was one dropped pass away from a second trip to the Super Bowl. But this season, Flacco’s up and down play ushered in today’s inevitable announcement.

So Jim Caldwell is the next man up and he’ll do something that he’s never done before. He’ll be an offensive coordinator. He’s been a quarterback’s coach and he’s been a head coach but never an OC.

He won’t be a savior for the Ravens’ struggles unless he can teach the team’s linebackers how to get into their zones faster; keep Ed Reed from cheating; and improve the team’s tackling.

That said, we will learn something about Joe Flacco.

More importantly, so will Steve Bisciotti.

This entry was posted in Blog View, Featured, Lombardi's Way by Tony Lombardi. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tony Lombardi

Tony Lombardi
Tony is 24x7 Networks, LLC's founder (the parent of EutawStreetReport.com and RussellStreetReport.com) His work has been featured on various sports websites and he is a regular guest on 105.7 The Fan. A diehard Fab Four fan, Tony is a frustrated musician who thinks beating on the steering wheel is akin...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

ESPN on a Ravens Witch-hunt?

Roger Goodell’s press conference on Friday to address Ray Rice's Elevator-gate and domestic violence boiled down to this: Random media guy: Roger what do you have to say for yourself? Goodell:...read more

BATTLE PLANS: Ravens vs. Browns (Round 1)

Offense 1. Control the Edges The rush end rotation of Paul Kruger, Barkevious Mingo, and Jabaal Sheard were dominant against the New Orleans offensive tackles last week. Kruger in particular had h...read more

Ravens @ Browns Friday Injury Report & Game Status

GAME STATUS   RAVENS Doubtful: DT Timmy Jernigan (knee) Questionable: RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) Probable: QB Joe Flacco (illness); CB Asa Jackson (concussion); CB Lardarius Webb (back...read more

BOLD PREDICTIONS: Ravens @ Browns

Ravens cruise by Cleveland and their fire lake with a double digit win and crushing PK Predictions. Along the way they get a 250+ yard effort from Joe Flacco and Lorenzo Taliaferro actually runs the b...read more

Smith Sr. to Receive Stewart B. McKinney Award

With the negative spotlight being on the Ravens over recent weeks (rightly so, unfortunately), it's nice to finally see some positive news regarding one of Baltimore's players. On Thursday, The Na...read more

View More