If Turner gets fired, Cameron might be on the Chargers' list of possible replacements.

Cameron was the Chargers' offensive coordinator from 2002 until 2006, and he left there on favorable terms before becoming head coach of Miami in 2007.

If the Ravens go deep into the playoffs or make a Super Bowl appearance, Cameron might at least get an interview.

No more Tebow

All right, enough of the Tim Tebow stuff already.

He's a good athlete, and the Denver coaching staff has done a good job of catering to his running quarterback skills on offense, but the Broncos have beaten some pretty weak teams in the Chargers, Miami, Oakland and Kansas City.

Tebow's success also shows how weak the NFL has become. His fame will last as long as it takes for some defensive coordinators to figure it out, sort of like the Wildcat offense. It came and went.

Let Lewis rest

Now that the Ravens have played two good defensive games without Pro Bowl inside linebacker Ray Lewis, we don't have to worry about all the little updates this week.

I don't care whether he is or is not practicing or whether he is or isn't talking. In fact, I wouldn't even rush him back from the toe injury. The Ravens should allow him to take his time and get him ready for the final couple of weeks of the regular season and into the post season.

Since Lewis has been out, Jameel McClain, who started with Lewis on the inside, has stepped up his game.

Special treatment for Patriots

With the Ravens not playing over the weekend, I got a chance to watch several games on TV, including New England at Philadelphia.

I used to like announcer Dan Dierdorf because he was so good with the X's and O's, but now he has become such a cheerleader for the league. Also, l thought Tom Brady and the Patriots got a lot of home cooking in Foxboro, but they do wherever they go.

There just seems to be one set of rules for the Patriots and Brady, and another for the rest of the league.

Run Ricky late

Ravens backup running back Ricky Williams scares me handling the ball, but I like him relieving starter Ray Rice in the fourth quarter.

Williams is more of a north-south runner and might break one late in the game when the other team is tired. Few backs hit a hole as hard and directly as Williams.

Now, if he could just make a defender miss in the open field …

mike.preston@baltsun.com

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