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Cameron: Firing was a 'brilliant move' for Ravens

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08:00 AM ET 01.25 | Cam Cameron has been around football long enough to understand that being fired is all part of the game -- especially in the NFL. Until Dec. 10, Cameron occupied a high-profile position as the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. Then he was fired, and the Ravens began to thrive without him. The team's remarkable postseason run will culminate in a Super Bowl appearance against the San Francisco 49ers. Some in the punditry business have cited Cameron's firing as a catalyst for the team's success. If you think this annoys him, think again. "It was a brilliant move," Cameron said Wednesday at his home outside Baltimore. "Everyone on the team took a look in the mirror after that."

The New York Times

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January 25, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Interns are lazy posting the same thing they did a couple of days ago.

January 25, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Firing me was a "brilliant move" Is he being truthful, saying he sucks, or sarcastic? That can't look good on a job application...

January 25, 2013  08:59 AM ET

That kind of shock therapy can improve the team in the short run, but longer term, what will happen? These are the same guys and they're running a lot of the same plays that Cam put in. In a large part, their success is a continuation of what he built, just managed a bit differently.

January 25, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Firing me was a "brilliant move" Is he being truthful, saying he sucks, or sarcastic? That can't look good on a job application...

I was gonna say the same thing. Who the hell wants to hire someone that thinks they're terrible as a coach?

January 25, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Firing me was a "brilliant move" Is he being truthful, saying he sucks, or sarcastic? That can't look good on a job application...

I don't think Cameron was saying that he thought he "sucks". I think his point was that by firing him it made everyone get off their comfort spot and realize their job could be next. So it made everyone ratchet up their play some. That is the way I read his comments, if you read the second sentance to his comments that is where I get this thought.

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January 25, 2013  10:14 AM ET

That move might be the start of Flaccos Elite Career!

January 25, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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Cam Cameron was voted the worst NFL headcoach of all time in one poll beating out Josh McDaniels. Cam Cameron was fired for being terrible. Look at this guys past tecord all failure. everywhere he has been. FAILURE

Makes ya wonder why the Ravens hired him in hue first place.

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January 25, 2013  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Cam Cameron was voted the worst NFL headcoach of all time in one poll beating out Josh McDaniels. Cam Cameron was fired for being terrible. Look at this guys past tecord all failure. everywhere he has been. FAILURE

Here in Carolina we can attest to that!

January 25, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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Makes ya wonder why the Ravens hired him in hue first place.

At least Harbaugh was smart enough to cut him loose when he did.

January 25, 2013  11:50 AM ET

I find it kinda refreshing that someone associated with the NFL doesn't have such an inflated ego that he could actually say this.

January 25, 2013  11:56 AM ET

Been a long suffering Dolphins fan...watched this clown get within a miracle OT play of going 0-16 (ironically, it was the Ravens they beat that day). At least the Ravens had the foresight to fire him when the realized he is a TERRIBLE coach. What a joke.

January 25, 2013  12:07 PM ET

Look for him on our Jags roster soon

January 25, 2013  01:08 PM ET
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I find it kinda refreshing that someone associated with the NFL doesn't have such an inflated ego that he could actually say this.

I agree. Sometimes it's not about how good or bad you are at something. It's sometimes a matter of "fit", and needing a different set of eyes on something. Billicheck didn't work out in Cleveland...imagine if he never got another shot after that?

January 25, 2013  08:11 PM ET

How come we all knew this a year ago? Or even two.

 
January 25, 2013  09:39 PM ET

evidently

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