Panic! At The Bank

Like a guy who actually purchases one of those Vermont Teddy Bears for Valentine’s Day, the Baltimore Ravens made a panic decision in the current free-fall of a professional football team.

The Ravens let offensive coordinator Cam Cameron go on Monday morning. Fresh off an overtime loss and still with a 9-4 record good enough for first place in their division, Baltimore decided to light a fire.

Believe it or not, the Ravens aren’t struggling offensively. They averaged about 25 points per game, hang in the middle in team rushing and passing yards and lead the AFC North by two games with three to play.

“We put 28 points up, so you’re not going to say it’s a reaction to a down offensive performance. It’s not that. I think that’s really important to point out,” Ravens head coach John  Harbaugh said. “It’s what I believe is best going forward for our offense and for our football team.

“Cam was doing a heck of a job here. He was doing a heck of a job here for a long time. Nobody knows that better than me, and nobody has stated that more times. I believe that. I also believe right now at this time, the timing says this is the best thing, and this is what we’re going to do.”


The rationalization to make a significant move with a handful of days until the playoff starts seems unprecedented. Let’s put aside how you feel about Cameron in his job. That’s beside the point anyway. In an effort to keep your team in a positive mindset, you don’t fire someone after Week 14.

The idea here is to boost team morale, appease the fans and see if the season can be saved.

Sunday will tell the story of the 2012 Baltimore Ravens. They face a quarterback they rarely beat and a team that hasn’t lost since early October. Wonder where Cam will be watching the game.

Let me know how you feel on Twitter. Tweet me @WBALDash. 


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