The Ravens’ offensive debacle in Monday night’s 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars has – in the eyes of the public and media – shifted the spotlight of scrutiny on offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
Fairly or unfairly, the offense’s struggles over the last three years have been pinned to Cameron, who was fired after one year as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins after the 2007 campaign.
Team owner Steve Bisciotti endorsed coach John Harbaugh’s decision to retain Cameron after last season, but the offense’s dismal display against the Jaguars has revived criticism of Cameron.
Cameron said he hasn’t felt ostracized walking down the halls of the Ravens’ training facility in Owings Mills this week.
“We are a tight group,” he said. “I know our offensive staff, defensive staff. I know [defensive coordinator] Chuck [Pagano]. I have known Chuck for a long time, our defensive guys. It’s not one of those places where no one will look at you. Some people really have a tough time with it, but not our coaches, not our staff and not our players. This building, I think you guys know, you get to come around here, this is a special place. We are all in this together. John doesn’t just say that – he lives it. That is part of this business.”
Pagano verified Cameron’s comment, saying there is no reduction in solidarity among the coaching staff.
“We’re a team, you know?” he said. “We win and lose as a team. So everybody’s got everybody’s back in this building.”Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun