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Pees promoted by Ravens, Cameron gets extension

Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:00 pm
 
Dean Pees and Cam Cameron will coordinate Baltimore in 2012. (US Presswire)
By Will Brinson

The Ravens suffered a big loss when defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano left the team to take the Colts head coaching position, but they didn't waste any time filling the role as John Harbaugh announced on Friday that linebackers coach Dean Pees would replace Pagano as defensive coordinator. Harbaugh also announced that much-maligned offensive coordinator Cam Cameron would stay with the team and receive an extension.

As we've previously noted, defensive coaches promoted by the Ravens tend to do OK later in life: four of their five defensive coordinators (with the exception of just Greg Mattison) have gone on to head-coaching jobs.

"It’s an incredible opportunity to be a defensive coordinator for anybody in this league, but it’s especially humbling to be one for the Ravens,” Pees said Friday. “I’m not going to be the same as Chuck Pagano. You got to be who you are."

Cameron's situation is a more surprising. The Ravens ranked 12th in points scored in the NFL in 2011 and 15th in yards. They finished 10th in rushing yards in 2011 but only 19th in passing yards. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though, especially considering how run-heavy their offense was at times.

Bigger concerns involve the play-calling, which was odd at times during the season, to say the least. But Harbaugh likes what he saw apparently.

"Cam has been our offensive coordinator, will continue to be our offensive coordinator," Harbaugh said Friday. "I think our coaches did a tremendous job this year."

The truth is the Ravens were just one Lee Evans foot (on a great throw by Joe Flacco) away from the Super Bowl. If Evans taps his toe before the ball's knocked out of his hands, we're not even having this conversation yet.

Harbaugh didn't provide any specifics about the nature of Cameron's extension on Friday. And he doesn't really need to unless it's a blockbuster of some sorts: Cameron will likely remain under scrutiny in 2011. Just like Flacco.

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ALFIwantsout
Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 9:56 pm
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ALFIwantsout
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Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 7:22 pm
 

Pees promoted by Ravens, Cameron gets extension

Bad news for this Ravens fan.  Cam is a bum.


tomebrady08
Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 6:15 pm
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Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 5:43 pm
 

Pees promoted by Ravens, Cameron gets extension

Cameron doesnt belong in the NFL anymore he killed the dolphins franchise we are still paying for his misdealings and terrible picks and he just sucks anymore at one point he was great OC but he aint got it anymore....



Since: Jan 21, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 4:12 pm
 

Pees promoted by Ravens, Cameron gets extension

ALFIwantsout is trying so hard. Kind of funny he isn't even smart enough to be an idiot. You need to work on your trolling skills. Didn't the Ravens crush the Steelers in one game, and beat them in another this year? Just curious if you caught that.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 3:53 pm
 

Pees promoted by Ravens, Cameron gets extension

Regarding Cameron: Uhhh, why?


Can't stand him, but after 13-3, then 12-4 and the AFC champ game, I don't think they will be getting rid of Cam anytime soon.

I have  to make myself beleive that someone else would probably not be any better anyway.



Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 3:16 pm
 

Pees promoted by Ravens, Cameron gets extension

he also can't hear when girls say "No!"



Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 3:13 pm
 

Pees promoted by Ravens, Cameron gets extension

He also can't hear when girls say "No!"



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 3:10 pm
 

Pees promoted by Ravens, Cameron gets extension

Hey AFLlwantsout - Shouldn't you be playing with your vintage 2004 Argo's Grey Cup Selective Souvenir Figurine set?


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