Cam Cameron Fired as Offensive Coordinator; Caldwell to Step In

Cam is out, Caldwell in.

(Via the Baltimore Sun):

Tired with the offense’s inconsistency and the lack of significant progression from quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens today let go much-maligned offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell, according to team sources.

The surprising news comes a day after the Ravens’ 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins, dropping them to 9-4. The Ravens’ offense performed reasonably well in the game, as Flacco threw three first-half touchdowns and the running game wracked up 186 yards against the NFL’s fourth-ranked rush defense. However, Flacco did commit two third-quarter turnovers that led to Redskins points, continuing a trend of uneven performance from the fifth-year quarterback and the offense.

Cameron was in his fifth season as the Ravens’ offensive coordinator. With Cameron calling the plays, the Ravens haven’t ranked better than 13th in the NFL in terms of yards per game.

In what was billed as a potential breakout season for the offense, the group is ranked 18th in yards per game and ninth in points per game. However, Flacco hasn’t shown the progress that most expected this season, and he’s recently shown outward signs of frustration with how the offense was playing.

In an interview with The Baltimore Sun last week, Flacco admitted that he was frustrated that the team had gone away from the no-huddle offense. Asked why that happened, Flacco replied, “I don’t know.”

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