Baltimore Ravens Hire Miami's Cam Cameron As Offensive Coordinator

Tim YuSenior Analyst IJanuary 23, 2008

After leading the hapless Miami Dolphins to an abysmal 1-15 record in the 2007-2008 NFL season, Cam Cameron was immediately relieved of his duties. The Dolphins then officially launched their rebuilding process.

Less than a month later, Cameron quickly found himself another job as  the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator. Suprisingly, it was only a week earlier when the Ravens unveiled John Harbaugh as their new head coach.

The moves for Harbaugh and Cameron come at a time when the Ravens recently parted ways with their long-time head coach, Brian Billick.

Despite Cameron's disappointing season in Miami, he is still considered to be one of the NFL's brightest offensive minds. Many critics are quick to forget that while Cameron was in charge in Miami, the offense was looking pretty formidable before injuries to quarterback Trent Green and running back Ronnie Brown sent the Dolphins into a tailspin.

Not to mention Cameron was also regarded by many to be the brains behind the brilliant '06-'07 San Diego Chargers' offense that ranked fourth in total offense and first in points scored.

The Ravens will be hoping for similar results during his stint in Baltimore.

One of Cameron's biggest tasks at hand will be improving upon the 22nd ranked team in total offense and 24th in points scored. Finding the proper quarterback to fit the Ravens scheme will be essential to their success. Whether Kyle Boller or Steve McNair can answer the call remains to be seen.

However, in the meantime, the Ravens are equipped with talented players such as running back Willis McGahee and tight end Todd Heap on the offensive side of the ball. As long as the Ravens perform up to their potential, there's no reason why Cameron shouldn't improve upon those numbers.

While some Ravens' fans may be skeptical with the hire, Cameron seems to be full of confidence.

"I know we're going to work hard and we've got a system that we like," said Cameron. "I can't ever remember having to make a whole bunch of promises offensively. We're going to let our play speak for itself."

Cameron is right in that respect—actions do speak louder than words.