I don't think so. Harbaugh is not going to fire him. I just don't see that happening.
What's Moeller's connection to this cabal? I've been snooping around the intertoobz & I haven't found any direct link to Harbaugh prior to coming here. Is he Cam's fair-haired boy?
There are decisions that do make you question whether or not John Harbaugh has taken the right approach. However, there are a few that show you he is willing to make a change if he feels it is necessary.
For example, the front office essentially suggested to Mattison that he take another offer if it comes around, because they were going to let him go. With that, John Harbaugh promotes Chuck Pagano and the defense flourishes.
Then, you have a situation such as the one with Andy Moeller, where Matsko was a guy everyone seemed to respect and thought had the offensive line moving in the right direction (was dealing with injuries up front before he was gone). Moeller hasn't done much better with the offensive line, but has seemingly been given a longer period to work things out.
As far as Cam Cameron is concerned, I think that John Harbaugh has unfairly shouldered the heat for Cameron being retained. Let's be clear: They all wanted Cam Cameron replaced. However, their dream replacement was retained by San Diego and we all know who that was. So, the front office chose continuity. Steve Bisciotti himself has talked about how they prefer to win games 15-12, rather than 45-42. This isn't merely a John Harbaugh issue. It is a front office issue.
Rest assured, however, that they now have their fall-back option in Jim Caldwell. So, if Norv Turner somehow survives another year and no other suitable options show up, you'll see Caldwell.
2. Nolan's history with the team really means nothing when only 2 players remain with the team who were here when Nolan was.
3. Other than when a new staff has been hired with a new HC (and,even then, not always), the team has always promoted from within when replacing a coordinator. That predates Harbaugh.
Oh, and most HC's are just as loyal as Harbaugh.
I am wondering if Ozzie and Bisciotti are to the point where they tell Harbaugh to make some changes, or his job is on the line. Did the Ravens just extend Harbaugh's contract?
Pees isn't close to the problem this defense has.
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Regarding Pees...I understand why they went with him, but I thought Ted Monachino would be the better choice. Young, hungry, and aggressive.
Forget Mattison, forget Cam--if there's one hire that looks for all the world like pure nepotism, it's Moeller. He needs to be gone, yesterday if possible.
How many times do we have to hear the news conference were the Ravens reiterate how much Ray Rice means to the offense and how they need to keep him involved...blah blah blah and then we end up having the same dog and pony show all over again when Ray has another game were he just disappears from the game plan. Its plain goofy. Maybe I am to harsh, it just seems silly that we have the same rant about 3-4 a season were we have to go off about how Ray Rice was just not utilized as he should be. Thats a big problem IMO and worthy of discussion.
Like to clear up a misconception here. Dean Pees should not get a pass on the state of the Ravens' D. During the last 2 years as New England's D coordinator, Pees was unpopular because his defenses were deemed too soft. Soft as in missed and arm tackling, Linebackers failing to plug gaps, D line getting blown off the ball, etc. Sound familiar? Granted, the N.E defense was in a state of flux during Pees' last two years with seasoned vets retiring or moving on and lesser talent moving in, however; the lack of fundamental skills angered the Patriot fan base and Pees took himself out of the N.E. equation. As a Raven fan, I recall New England signing the versatile former Raven Adalious Thomas who under Pees fell flat on his face because a stubborn Pees insisted Thomas was to be used strictly as a LB. Stubborn, sound familiar?
So let's say we finish the season 10-6, make the playoffs and lose in the first round. Everyone on here gets their way and we completely clean house. Next year the team gets off to a 0-5 start with a whole new regime of coaches. What would be said then??
There's a reason this team has made the playoffs for 4, going on 5 years in a row, and its not as simple as "we have better talent than the rest of the NFL" I hate to break it to you, but every team in the NFL has world class talent.
Why do people find it shocking that a team that has made it to the playoffs 4 years in a row does not make it a habit to fire assistant coaches????? What evidence do we have that constantly replacing assistant coaches is a winning formula?? The Pats haven't won a Super Bowl in 10 years, I wonder if the assistant coaching carousel has anything to do with it.
Yeah, the team really went 0-5 afer ditching Ryan, Pops Mattison, and Pagano.
And those guys were all good coordinators, or at least better than Cameron. They left for better jobs, not because no one else wanted them.
We are stuck with Miami Cam until the boss tells Harbs to shit can him.
The "boss" has had plenty of opportunities to "shit can" Cameron, there has to be a reason other than "Harbaugh is loyal" as to why he's stayed. Why do people think these issues are so simple??