Early playoff exit reportedly has Ravens' staff on hot seat

  • NFL.com
  • Published: Jan. 25, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Updated: Jan. 25, 2012 at 11:47 a.m.

The Baltimore Ravens coaching staff is reportedly on the proverbial hot seat after the team fell short of the Super Bowl, and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is among the coaches who might not be back next season, according to The Baltimore Sun.
A team source told the newspaper that Cameron has yet to be informed of his future with the Ravens. The source also said that the team might be making moves in the next few weeks.

Ray Rice, the fourth-year running back who is set to become a free agent, vouched for Cameron during an interview with ProFootballTalk.com, via the team's official site.
"You can't decide what the organization is going to do, but I know that Cam called a great game and we overcame a lot of things this season with Cam as our coordinator and that's without having the offseason," Rice said. "Cam called a great year on my behalf. I had the best year of my career and we had a lockout. Whatever happens, me and Cam have a relationship and that's up to the organization and whatever they plan on doing."

Rice carried the ball 291 times this season for 1,364 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also recorded 76 catches for 704 yards and three scores.
The Ravens were in the middle of the pack offensively this season, gaining 338.7 yards and scoring 23.6 points per game, ranking 15th and 12th in the NFL in those categories, respectively.
Baltimore's defensive coordinator, Chuck Pagano, is one of the candidates for the head-coaching vacancy with the Indianapolis Colts. The Sun reported that linebackers coach Dean Pees might be in line to take Pagano's spot, should he land the job in Indianapolis.