Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown celebrates after his game-winning touchdown was confirmed by officials in the final seconds of the fourth quarter against the Vikings. (Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun /December 8, 2013)
Last week, Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that offensive coordinator Cam Cameron would be back with the Ravens next season. Bisciotti and Newsome also supported Cameron on Wednesday, though Newsome declined to say whether Cameron’s contract was a one-year deal or longer.
“I always look at a body of work,” Newsome said. “Are we headed in the right direction with this offense? And Steve has some unbelievable numbers that he just showed me that prove that we are headed in the right direction. Are we satisfied with where we are right now? No, but we think the best way to get there is to maintain the continuity of having Cam and then to bring in someone like [quarterbacks coach] Jim Caldwell to be another set of eyes with that.”
Harbaugh said he was comfortable going into 2012 without a quarterbacks coach, but when Caldwell, the former coach of the Colts who first tutored Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning, became available, it was “very obvious” he was a “perfect fit.”
“It’s going to be the best thing for everybody, offensively, and just for the growth of our offense,” Harbaugh said. “It’s not so much Joe. Joe is a part of that, sure. But [it’s for] all of our offense.”