What is said to the press during post-game interviews is VERY different than what happens Mon-Fri behind closed doors.
Geez. They change the site's URL and now it's favorable to bash Cam. Most of my criticisms of Cam have been laid out here.
I will say that the thing that bothers me the most is that as soon as the Ravens get down a score, Cam acts like they're down 3 scores and abandons the run. It then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as the Ravens usually then skid towards a loss.
That's a loser mentality. Playing not to lose is one of the things that helped get the Billick regime run out of town and it's happened again.
On top of that, he still wants to use these slow developing plays. At least he'll do a screen. And a slant. One or two per game, but that's it. Once he's used it, it's gone because, well, the other team might know he's running it and make his offense less baffling to the defense. Or some crap.
Cam and his system are dinosaurs. It's time to put them in a museum. And it's fine. Sometimes you're in the game so long that it changes on you and you don't know it did and you don't know how to react, so you keep doing what you do because it's all you know how to do. It works sometimes, but the rest of the time, the results can be bad. He needs to get with the times or get out.
He ought watch some Aaron Rodgers tapes. Not because Joe is supposed to be Rodgers, but they do different things to put Rodgers in the position to make a play.
Anyway, it's now favorable to bash Cam.
And now, I see folks are not thrilled with Pees now too. I expressed misgivings before the season started but got shouted down. Guess it's favorable here to feel that way now, too.
This is your opinion, which is fine, but don't sit there and say that Harbs doesn't know what is going on and doesn't attend offensive meetings. There is no possible way that you could know that and I have a hard time believing that any coach (esp the head coach) would basically just sit around and twiddle his thumbs until Sunday when they take the field, which is essentially what you're implying by saying Harbaugh doesn't know what's going on and isn't involved.
Remember a couple of pre-seasons ago when Ellerbe had a pick 6 and started acting like an asshole on the field? As soon as he got off the field Harbs was in his face ripping him a new one.
When Christian Thompson got into some swings on Sunday against Houston as soon as he came off the sideline Harbs was right there saying "what the hell was that?"
I has now officially given up on Cam. get him gone. now. Billick firing Fassell was one of his best moves and it paid off. promote Caldwell. NOW.
I think Belichek was his own DC in Nengland. bottom line, the D is poor now, and it's probly a combo talent loss and coaching. I for one would love to see Rex come back but know that isn't likely. don't think they realized how much JJ and Redding were contributing; or maybe they figured the O was ready to light it up. maybe they still will; Hst has a good D.
let's face it, no one here wants 10-6 and a brief playoff run. That's Norv Turner territory.
I keep seeing post about Flacco audibles and it not being just Cam calling the plays. What the F does Flacoo audible too, some shit he made up. He still gets calls from the sideline and when a QB usually audibles he gets a primary call and a secondary call or is trained to audible to certain calls in certain situations. Either way, unless it is a run 97% of the offensive play calling is slow developing routes and take to much time to develop. Just watch some other games, I can't sit here and say well the OL is playing bad, Flacco is playing bad, the WR's never get seperation or open. Your damn right they don't because they are coached that way, the scheme is setup for a primary target with a secondary and maybe a dumpoff if that is not the second option. If they go 4 wide (3 WR, 1TE) 2 of those players are decoys in this offense. They run donm the field because that is what they are asked to do. Just go occupy some space young fella, don't worry about looking back or breaking off of a route into a open area, just occupy space. It is obvious, and when Cam decides to stop running when Rice when he is average 4.6 YPC it is even easy. Drop 2 safeties and the LB covers ther middle which they are not going after anyway. Teams could literally rush 6 ever snap against Cams offense in passing situations.
Joe had a lousy game and Cam is just Cam, I wanted him gone 3 years ago and that will not change even if Flacco comes back and puts up 300 a game and 30 td's.
Fire Cam and let Caldwell take the helm. It's not like they need to shop for a coordinator and Caldwell knows Joe enough now to get this thing going. Cut the Bull Shit Harbs, grow a pair and part ways with monkey that has been on this teams back years.
If I can call the O play before Joe even gets under center or I'm about 85% when he audibles then what do you think a professional coordinator is doing.
hahaahha this made my day Sua:
I keep seeing post about Flacco audibles and it not being just Cam calling the plays. What the F does Flacoo audible too, some shit he made up. He still gets calls from the sideline and when a QB usually audibles he gets a primary call and a secondary call or is trained to audible to certain calls in certain situations