Players react to Cameron’s dismissal

camjoe

With the Ravens preparing to welcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos into town, the dust began to settle around the Under Armour Performance Center as new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell installs his first game plan.

Wednesday was the first day the media could meet with the players and ask their thoughts and feelings on the dismissal of former offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

Many eyes were on quarterback Joe Flacco as he just responded to Cameron’s removal as being “stunned.” There was much speculation about the working relationship of Cameron and Flacco, especially given the stagnation in the fifth-year quarterback’s development.

“Joe [Flacco] seems like he’s happy about it and I’ve seen him smiling, left tackle Michael Oher said when asked about how Cameron’s firing will help Flacco.

“It’s a big move, a big move by [John] Harbaugh and we support him in everything he does,” said tight end Ed Dickson, who was often used as a blocking tight end in Cameron’s scheme. “It’s a spark, this team has their backs against the wall and we know what’s in front of us and that’s what we have to do.”

Second year wide receiver Torrey Smith texted Cameron when he heard the news. He thanked him for helping in his development and told the coordinator that he loved him.

“I wouldn’t say that we’re excited about it, it’s just a change,” Smith said. “It’s a business, guys get cut and traded each and every day. That’s the decision coach [Harbaugh] felt was best for the team and it’s our job to make Jim Caldwell the best coordinator in the league.”

The Broncos and their fourth ranked defense will be no easy task for Caldwell as he calls his first game as an offensive coordinator. For the Ravens to be effective, they’re going to have to get acclimated quickly, but they seem to be taking it day-by-day.

“We’re going to go back to the drawing board and do things the things we need to do right and it starts with a great practice today,” Dickson said.

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Your email address will not be published.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

Who Makes the Cut? – Roster Projection 2.0

Back at it again with another week of practice and preseason play, Dev Panchwagh and myself have delivered our roster projection 2.0. Cut downs are looming after this Saturday's game against Washingto...read more

Jackson, Webb, Smith Will Not Play vs. Redskins

Say what you will but the injuries or setbacks involving the Ravens cornerbacks certainly do raise an eyebrow as the NFL regular season inches closer everyday. While two out of the three corners ar...read more

Juan Castillo: Ravens Villain to Hero?

It’s no secret that last season was an awful one for the Ravens offense, particularly the offensive line. Joe Flacco was under duress far too often and the rushing attack ran on empty and ended u...read more

Ravens Look to Put Red Zone Woes in Rearview in ’14

No team ever wants to commit the sin of "leaving points on the field." In the NFL, all too often games are won or lost because of execution - or failure - to do one thing: score touchdowns when ins...read more

THE GRAPEVINE: Ravens Rumors and Hard Knocks Snoozers

The Ravens host the Redskins in game 3 of the preseason, usually the contest during which the starters get their biggest workload. Afterwards John Harbaugh and his staff will be forced to cut down fro...read more

View More