Before heading into the NFL playoffs after clinching the AFC North division title, the Baltimore Ravens made a questionable move by firing offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
The Ravens lost four of the last five games of the regular season and appeared to have lost their edge offensively as well as their drive to win a Super Bowl title. Even with superstar linebacker Ray Lewis announcing that he’ll retire at the end of the season, the team didn’t seem to get motivated until the first round of the playoffs against the number one seed Denver Broncos.
Once the Ravens were able to take down arguably the best all-around team in the league, Baltimore began to hit their stride on both sides of the football and as a result have punched their to the Super Bowl.
With firing Cameron seemingly the right move for the team moving forward, head coach John Harbaugh is starting to look like a genius and Cameron agrees that it was the right move for the team via ESPN.com:
Cam Cameron says the Baltimore Ravens’ decision to fire him as offensive coordinator was just what the team needed.
“It was a brilliant move,” Cameron told The New York Times. “Everyone on the team took a look in the mirror after that.”
This was an interesting comments made by Cameron following his firing. Cameron was fired on Dec. 10 despite the team being 9-4 and having won the AFC North division title.
Cameron’s ties and history with Harbaugh is more than likely the reasoning behind his comments about his firing. Harbaugh wasn’t happy about firing Cameron saying that the firing was “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do as a coach.”
Regardless of the Cameron and the Ravens parting ways, it would be difficult to say it wasn’t the right move with Baltimore advancing to the Super Bowl.