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By now, I’m not sure what’s left to say about the Ravens’ decision to fire offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and replace him with quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell. Cameron had seemingly been on the hot seat for a couple of years, so it’s not surprising at all that he’s no longer the offensive coordinator. However, the timing is what caught people off guard. The Ravens’ offense made some mistakes in the 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins but it also did plenty of good things and was not the reason the team lost the game. Harbaugh also insisted that the game had no bearing on Cameron being let go, denying reports, including one by Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston, that the two got into a heated exchange on the sideline and it continued into the locker room. Harbaugh did say that he made the decision following the game, so you have little choice but to conclude that something happened during the loss that finally led to the breaking point with Cameron. The CBS cameras clearly caught the two engaging in some sort of disagreement just before the first half. I guess it’s really a moot point because one disagreement or argument didn’t cost Cameron his job. A lack of significant progress by Joe Flacco, a seeming reluctance to get Ray Rice the ball in certain games and an overall inconsistency and malaise by the offense did.
By Jeff Zrebiec
December 12, 2012