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Cameron is Back, Pees Promoted

With his team having come within seconds of the Super Bowl, Ravens coach John Harbaugh opted for continuity in securing two of his top assistants today, promoting linebackers coach Dean Pees to defensive coordinator and keeping Cam Cameron as his offensive coordinator.

I expected Pees to get the promotion due to his longstanding relationship with John Harbaugh and the fact that he has been a defensive coordinator before as a part of Bill Belicheck’s staff in New England. During Pees’ four-year tenure, the Patriots were the only team in the NFL to finish in the top 10 in scoring defense each season, allowing less than 20 points per game every year during that span.

Pees must step up and carry a proud tradition as he becomes the franchise’s fourth defensive coordinator in five seasons, two of which became Head Coaches.

The selection to retain Cameron has me torn. I think his time here has been fairly uneven, at times he’s shown brilliance while at others stubbornness. I realize that its hard to complain about an Offense that was seconds from a
Super Bowl and if not for a drop would have put up twenty seven points in a championship game.  Down the stretch Cameron seemed to finally understand the balance required to keep defenses honest while trying to get the ball in the hands of the team’s play-makers.

There was a rumor that the Ravens top brass was upset about Cameron calling Evans’ number instead of let’s say Anquan Boldin who was being covered by converted receiver Julian Edelman most of the game. If so it wasn’t enought to cost him his job.

Terms at this time were undisclosed as to the length and dollars involved.

So Ravens fans how do you feel about these moves?


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