Sunday, January 22, 2012
No extension on table for Ravens' Cameron
By Jamison Hensley
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The pressure is on the Ravens' offense in today's AFC Championship Game, and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is especially feeling the heat.
Cameron's contract is set to expire and there's no extension on the table, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. He is one of the highest-paid coordinators in the NFL, making $2 million per season, according to a league source.
There's been speculation that his relationship with quarterback Joe Flacco has been rocky at times, and the Ravens never replaced quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn last season in an effort to get more interaction between Cameron and Flacco.
It doesn't help Cameron that Hue Jackson is available. Jackson, who was fired this season as the Raiders' head coach, is close with Flacco after being the Ravens' quarterbacks coach in 2008 and 2009 (Flacco's first two seasons in the NFL).
Cameron has taken criticism for failing to turn the Ravens into a top-10 offense. Baltimore's offense finished 15th in total yards and 12th in points scored this season.