Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron (above) has been let go and quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell has been promoted to the position, the team announced today.
The change comes in the aftermath of the Ravens' second-straight loss, Sunday's 31-28 overtime defeat in Washington, and a weak, second-half offensive performance.
“It’s not about fair or unfair, right or wrong,” head coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. “My responsibility is to the whole team and what’s best for them right now. We need a change. Our plan and our goals are to win games, win our division and get to the playoffs.”
Cameron served as Harbaugh's offensive coordinator since 2008. Prior to coming to the Ravens, Caldwell tutored Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, where he was also the team's head coach for three seasons before being fired after last season.
While the Ravens offense has been up and down all season, the move is remarkable as it comes with the team at 9-4 and firmly entrenched in first place in the AFC Central Division. The Ravens host Peyton Manning and his new team, the Denver Broncos (10-3), this weekend.
More information on the switch can be found on the Baltimore Ravens official website.