Will offensive coordinator Cam Cameron be back?

The contract of the much-maligned offensive coordinator is set to expire, and with former <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000053" title="Oakland Raiders" href="/topic/sports/football/oakland-raiders-ORSPT000053.topic">Oakland Raiders</a> head coach <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT0011966" title="Hue Jackson" href="/topic/sports/football/hue-jackson-PESPT0011966.topic">Hue Jackson</a> — Flacco’s position coach in 2008 and 2009 — still unemployed, there is mounting speculation that he could replace Cameron. Flacco was close with Jackson, while it’s been well-documented that the quarterback’s relationship with Cameron has been strained at times.<br>
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Cameron came under heavy criticism early in the season for not getting the ball Rice more often. However, Rice certainly became more and more involved later in the season, and Cameron’s offense moved up and down the field on the Patriots for the final three quarters Sunday.<br>
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“We're pretty young offensively and we have a lot of room to grow,” said tight end <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT0012888" title="Dennis Pitta" href="/topic/sports/football/dennis-pitta-PESPT0012888.topic">Dennis Pitta</a> who emerged in his second season as a reliable pass catcher. “We love where we're at right now and we have a lot to build on this off-season.”<br>
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Still, the offense’s relative inconsistency this season has Cameron on the hot seat. His status will undoubtedly be one of the first questions the organization’s top decision makers will be asked when they meet the media for their annual ‘State of the Ravens’ address.

( Gene Sweeney Jr, Baltimore Sun / January 1, 2012 )

The contract of the much-maligned offensive coordinator is set to expire, and with former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson — Flacco’s position coach in 2008 and 2009 — still unemployed, there is mounting speculation that he could replace Cameron. Flacco was close with Jackson, while it’s been well-documented that the quarterback’s relationship with Cameron has been strained at times.

Cameron came under heavy criticism early in the season for not getting the ball Rice more often. However, Rice certainly became more and more involved later in the season, and Cameron’s offense moved up and down the field on the Patriots for the final three quarters Sunday.

“We're pretty young offensively and we have a lot of room to grow,” said tight end Dennis Pitta who emerged in his second season as a reliable pass catcher. “We love where we're at right now and we have a lot to build on this off-season.”

Still, the offense’s relative inconsistency this season has Cameron on the hot seat. His status will undoubtedly be one of the first questions the organization’s top decision makers will be asked when they meet the media for their annual ‘State of the Ravens’ address.

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