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Coffee Companion (12/11): your daily Ravens fix

Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he’ll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.

RUNNING IT BACK

The Ravens fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Monday. The firing was preceded by Cameron and Ravens coach John Harbaugh having a heated exchange on the sidelines. ... They have replaced Cameron with Jim Caldwell for the rest of the season. ... Former Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason was surprised by the timing of Cameron's firing. ... Ravens guard Marshal Yanda has a "serious" ankle sprain.

RAVENS STUFF, BUT NOT FROM US

The timing of Cameron's firing speaks volumes. ... The Ravens have been down this road before. ... Firing Cam Cameron is the right call, even with just three games left. ... Keeping quarterback Joe Flacco happy meant that Cameron had to go.

BEHIND ENEMY LINES

The Denver Broncos feel recharged after getting the weekend off. ... The Broncos are ready to chase after Ray Rice. ... The Broncos are not worried about playoff seeding. ... The Broncos like that their defense is tough like the Ravens.

SHAMELESS PLUG OF THE DAY 

I put together a quick and non-comprehensive look at the frayed relationship between Cameron and Flacco.

OUTSIDE OF BALTIMORE

The New England Patriots beat the Houston Texans by four touchdowns on Monday night. ... Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant could be out for the rest of the season. ... Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe could be out for the rest of the season. ... The Indianapolis Colts are about to complete a rare turnaround. ... If the Ravens were willing to fire Cameron, then how does Chan Gailey still have a job with the Buffalo Bills?

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