There are signs that Cam Cameron’s tenure as Baltimore Ravens’ offensive coordinator might continue, according to a report by The Baltimore Sun’s Mike Preston.
“According to a league source, Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron called the offensive assistants Wednesday morning and gave them instructions for the upcoming weeks, a sign that he will return next season,” Preston writes.
Cameron’s four-year contract is set to expire at the end of the league year in March, and there’s been on-going speculation that he would not return. Although he is close with head coach John Harbaugh, he is often the target of fan criticism, and his offense has been inconsistent at times.
In fact, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said a year ago that Cameron would be “under fire” in 2011.
The Ravens offense finished 12th in points and 15th in total offense this season, and the unit held its own during the Ravens’ 23-20 defeat to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game last Sunday.
A condition upon his possible return is that he hire a quarterbacks coach, The Baltimore Sun reported. Cameron had the dual role of both offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach this season after the team decided not to bring back Jim Zorn, who was the quarterbacks coach in 2010.
As I wrote earlier this week, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported last weekend that there had not been talk between the team and Cameron regarding a contract extension, making his return unlikely.
Cameron joined Harbaugh and the rest of the Ravens’ coaching staff at the Senior Bowl this week.