In a move that didn’t surprise many people, the Baltimore Ravens fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Monday and replaced him with Jim Caldwell. The Ravens’ offense was ranked 18th in the National Football League in yards per game. Caldwell coached the Indianapolis Colts for the past three seasons before being fired himself after the 2011 season.
The writing was on the wall though for Cameron as the Ravens have struggled on offense especially on the road while Joe Flacco has had issues producing on the road all season. The other problem that has developed for Baltimore in recent weeks is that Ray Rice is not seeing the ball as much as he has in the past. Rice did have a solid game on Sunday against the Washington Redskins but if the Ravens want to go anywhere in the playoffs, they need to have Rice more involved in their offense.
I’m curious to see what Baltimore decides to do with this in the off-season and if they keep Caldwell in charge or if head coach John Harbaugh decides he will do the play calling. Baltimore is in major trouble one way or another right now as their offense is not producing the points it needs to with a struggling and injured defense on the other side. If the Ravens didn’t do something soon, it was going to be a very quick postseason for Baltimore and there would be even more questions than answers. Caldwell has a big job ahead of him but has the tools to fix the problems for the Ravens.
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