Cam Cameron is out. Jim Caldwell is in. The Ravens have lost back to back games for the first time since 2009. They respond by dismissing Cam Cameron as their offensive coordinator and replace him with a former Penn State assistant, Jim Caldwell. Caldwell has been serving as the quarterbacks coach until his promotion today. Caldwell was part of Joe Paterno’s staff for the Nittany Lions 1986 National Championship. Peyton Manning credits Caldwell for much of his success in the NFL. He was the quarterbacks coach for Manning with the Colts starting in 2002 and also served as the Indianapolis Head Coach from 2009-2011.
Here is the official release from the Ravens about today’s change:
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has elevated Jim Caldwell to offensive coordinator and relieved Cam Cameron of his duties, it was announced Monday afternoon.
Here is a statement from coach Harbaugh:
“I have made a coaching change, and Jim Caldwell will take over as the offensive coordinator, which includes play-calling duties.
“My charge – our responsibility as a coaching staff – is to maximize the opportunities for our team to win, and we can still reach all of our goals for this season. We have a motto we follow on this team: W.I.N. – What’s Important Now – and what’s important now is to find ways to get better, win the AFC North and advance to the playoffs.
“With our coaches and players, the solution is in the building. We are going to make the most of our opportunities going forward, and this change gives us a better possibility to achieve our goals.
“There is a very human side to this. Cam is my friend, he taught me a lot about coaching, and he is an outstanding coach. Personally, this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do as a coach. Cam has been a significant contributor to all of our successes over the past four, almost five, seasons. Deservedly, he is highly-regarded, and we owe thanks to him for what he did for the Ravens.
“It’s not about fair or unfair, right or wrong. My responsibility is to the whole team and what’s best for them right now. We need a change. Our plan and our goals are to win games, win our division and get to the playoffs.
“We have a lot of work to do, and we have the coaches and players in place to achieve our goals this season. We are working on that right now. I’m excited about where we are and where we are going.”