Cam Cameron fired as the Ravens offensive coordinator, will be replaced by Jim Caldwell

Cam Cameron has been fired by the Ravens

12/10/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

December 9, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 31-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsThe Ravens have always been a contender, but it has mostly been thanks to their solid defense. Their offense, on the other hand, has had the tendency to sputter out in key moments.

The Ravens are making a move to try to alleviate the problem, firing offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and replacing him with quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell.

Cameron has been the Ravens' offensive coordinator for 5 seasons, and the Ravens have never been better than 13th in total yards per game. This is with supposedly "elite" quarterback Joe Flacco, as well as Ray Rice, one of the best running backs in the game.

This year, the Ravens are once again an average offense at best. In a year when their once dominant defense has suffered injuries to many key players, from Ray Lewis to Terrell Suggs to Lardarius Webb, the Ravens desperately needed their offense to pick up the slack.

After yesterday's loss to the Redskins, the Ravens dropped to 9-4, and lost their grip on the #2 spot in the AFC. With games coming up against the Broncos, Giants and Bengals, they'll need to step it up in order to go into the playoffs on a high note.

We'll see whether Jim Caldwell has the answers for the Ravens, but one thing was clear: Cam Cameron didn't.
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview

12/10/12   |   Scott   |   54657 respect

There were people in Baltimore calling for Cam Cameron's head last week after he failed to get Ray Rice any touches in the Ravens loss to the Steelers in Baltimore.  I will say though, yesterday's loss falls at the feet of the defense allowing a rookie quarterback not named RG3 to beat you.