Finding a QB Cameron's first task

There are 31 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jan 23, 2008, titled Finding a QB Cameron's first task. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

So, we know Cam Cameron has a fine reputation around the NFL for his offensive mind.

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Matt

United States

#1 Jan 23, 2008
Is this a joke? I really hope you aren't campaigning for Cleo Lemon to be the QB here next year. What my neighbors dog does on the front lawn knows more about football than Steele.
Josh

Pasadena, MD

#2 Jan 23, 2008
this guy is a joke! someone please fire this guy really. i love how some of these people look past troy smith. my god the guy was only a rookie and he played good. what could you ask for out of the guy? he played better then the raiders "1st round draft pick" so i guess they are looking for a new qb. like i said, someone fire this joke
Johnnie

Towson, MD

#3 Jan 23, 2008
Comeon. Lets go for the Lemon!
Johnnie

Towson, MD

#4 Jan 23, 2008
Matt wrote:
Is this a joke? I really hope you aren't campaigning for Cleo Lemon to be the QB here next year. What my neighbors dog does on the front lawn knows more about football than Steele.
bad dog!
Don

Halethorpe, MD

#5 Jan 23, 2008
People forget Drew Brees was viewed in San Diego pretty much like Kyle Boller is now viewed here. They felt both needed a change of scenery. When Rivers was drafted that might have given Brees the wake up call he needed and the rest is history. Boller now has his change of scenery; a completely new coaching staff and most likely a very short leash, if they don't trade or cut him.

I realize most fans think they have Boller already figured out; but there were a fair number of early busts such as Steve Young and Jim Plunkett who went on to become Super Bowl winning QB's. I don't see any QB's in the draft who are less of a risk than Boller is right now. Someone mentioned Jake Delhomme but Carolina would be crazy to let him go.
Josh

Alexandria, VA

#6 Jan 23, 2008
Are you serious? Lemon has done nothing this season except the fact that he played well against a weak secondary. Cleo clealy has nothing to solve the ravens offense. This is the most ridiculous article I've read by Steele. I would've started Boller over Lemon if those two were the only QB's left.
Wolfe

Baltimore, MD

#7 Jan 23, 2008
I'm getting real tired of people not giving Troy Smith a chance. The only knock on the guy is his height. Had he been 6'3" or taller, he would have been a first round draft pick. The man is a winner and filling in the last 2 games of the season is hardly enough to evaluate what the man is capable of. If nothing else, he has his teammates support, and the guy is a flat out winner!
Harry

Rochester, NY

#8 Jan 23, 2008
In Sd He had Brees and Rivers along with LT and Gates. There he was a great OC why because he had the talent. In Miami what scares me was if he was part of the decision making process where they let Culpepper and Harrington go, traded for Trent Green and drafted Ginn insetad of Brady Quinn. As the HC in Miami he must have had some input and if he did, then I am scared about any inputs he might offer regarding the Ravens QB position.
Its also hard to judge the play of the Ravens Qbs, except McNair who can't throw over 5 yds, he is done, Boller, Smith suffered thru terrible OL play and they basically had one WR Mason to work with as Heap , Williams, Clayton were injured for most of the season. It pretty much didn't matter who was QB under those circumstances.
I mean Heap missed one season with a Hi ankle sprain and now this yr with a Hammy, gee whiz if he has any trade value maybe its time to get some picks for him and rebuild this team with players that can stay on the field.
Hopefully. Harbaugh has a big say in who the Ravens get as QB because Ozzie's track record in that department isn't very good either. Ozzie, dumped Dilfer, brought in Tony Banks, Jeff Blake, A. Wright, Cut Andserson so he could sign Kordel Stewart, gave a bundled to a locked out, washed up McNair. Aren't the rest of you fans worried about Ozzie's and Cam's ability to judge QB talent?

Since: Dec 07

Baltimore, MD

#9 Jan 23, 2008
Cleo Lemon? Is he serious? No, Niet, Nien, Non, Nischt, Never, Fuggedaboutit.
Marcus

Henniker, NH

#10 Jan 23, 2008
Steele, you cannot be serious? Cleo Lemon? They pay you to write this garbage at the Sun? The guy had a big game against our depleted secondary and you want him to start for us? Neither McAlister or Rolle started that game they were both put on IR. I would take Boller or Smith over a guy that is appropriately named Lemon anyday.
The Gamecock

United States

#11 Jan 23, 2008
Lighten up people. The call for Lemon is Steele's way of pointing out the sketchy situation the Ravens face at QB. Quite honestly, I doubt the solution to our problem is on the roster right now but Boller vs. Lemon? I'd consider it a wash.

Troy Smith? Please. In three years we will be looking back at him with the same fondness we now have for Wally Richardson.
Don

Halethorpe, MD

#12 Jan 23, 2008
Harry wrote:
In Sd He had Brees and Rivers along with LT and Gates. There he was a great OC why because he had the talent. In Miami what scares me was if he was part of the decision making process where they let Culpepper and Harrington go, traded for Trent Green and drafted Ginn insetad of Brady Quinn. As the HC in Miami he must have had some input and if he did, then I am scared about any inputs he might offer regarding the Ravens QB position.
Its also hard to judge the play of the Ravens Qbs, except McNair who can't throw over 5 yds, he is done, Boller, Smith suffered thru terrible OL play and they basically had one WR Mason to work with as Heap , Williams, Clayton were injured for most of the season. It pretty much didn't matter who was QB under those circumstances.
I mean Heap missed one season with a Hi ankle sprain and now this yr with a Hammy, gee whiz if he has any trade value maybe its time to get some picks for him and rebuild this team with players that can stay on the field.
Hopefully. Harbaugh has a big say in who the Ravens get as QB because Ozzie's track record in that department isn't very good either. Ozzie, dumped Dilfer, brought in Tony Banks, Jeff Blake, A. Wright, Cut Andserson so he could sign Kordel Stewart, gave a bundled to a locked out, washed up McNair. Aren't the rest of you fans worried about Ozzie's and Cam's ability to judge QB talent?
Not really. Boller is unquestionably talented enough, ask Jim Fassel who is an authority on QB's. Its not the talent level,its the situation around the QB.

As for Anderson, Ozzie drafted him in the first place and besides, we've never had an offense here like Anderson had around him at Cleveland this year, unless you go back to the days of Vinny with Michael Jackson and Derrick Alexander. Let's see how Anderson does next year.
BlackMoon

Miami, FL

#13 Jan 23, 2008
I hope the Ted Ginn Family helps you in Baltimore......

"That thumb's gotta go this away"
Charles

Miami, FL

#14 Jan 23, 2008
What a joke! Cam you SUCK! This is just another example of how the recycled good-ol-boys system works in the league.
The only reason Cam was successful in San Diego was because he had Tomlinson and Gates.
He is a joke. He screwed up our draft and I wish him all the worst.
That nice guy....thanks for trying crap doesn't sit well with me. I want "nice guys" for my neighbors...not my football coach.
Good Bye LOSER!
If you thought the Ravens Offense was bad...just watch now!
Mamamia

United States

#15 Jan 23, 2008
Good Luck with Camaron and Lemon.
Look at what Cameron did to Miami, and Lemon??????????
No Thanks. Send Cam and Lemon back to Miami.!!!!!!!
WHY Cam Cameron ????? Just WHY......
Tone

Arlington, VA

#16 Jan 23, 2008
Wolfe wrote:
I'm getting real tired of people not giving Troy Smith a chance. The only knock on the guy is his height. Had he been 6'3" or taller, he would have been a first round draft pick. The man is a winner and filling in the last 2 games of the season is hardly enough to evaluate what the man is capable of. If nothing else, he has his teammates support, and the guy is a flat out winner!
I couldn't agree more.Give the guy a chance.
R Bean

Mechanicsville, VA

#17 Jan 23, 2008
Some of people need to take a sarcasm class. Some of you don't know it if it slapped you dead across your faces. Steele is trying to make a point... Now pull your panties outta you a**es now, please and thanks
eman

Edgewood, MD

#18 Jan 23, 2008
Troy needs to be given a chance. Maybe he didn't show Manning and Brady like skills in his two starts, but he sure showed some poise, confidence, and leadership that guys like them have. He knows what it takes to be a quarterback and I don't think he should be ruled out until we see what he can do in camp.

As for Lemon...maybe the biggest joke I've heard all year
Jacob

Baltimore, MD

#19 Jan 23, 2008
I don't want Cam Cameron evaluating talent. As I've said in another post, what was done in Miami with Welker and Ginn Jr. is a joke: Miami traded away a very young and proven Welker, a WR and return man, for a second round pick. Then, with the first round pick, what do the Dolphins do? They take the unproven WR and return man, Ted Ginn Jr. What sense does that make? The Dolphins should have kept Welker and then used their first rounder on somebody else. And then to trade him to a division rival on top of that?

So, the Ravens are allowing Cameron's input on who the QB, WR, RB, etc. is going to be? That's crazy.

I like the Harbaugh pick as HC, but I'm just not feeling this pick, especially if Cameron has player-personnel decisions to make. Let him just devise schemes, plays, etc.
Phil

Baltimore, MD

#20 Jan 23, 2008
Cameron could certainly work out, but he pulled maneuvers in Miami that were very Billick-esque. The game that comes to mind was when Miami had two opportunities to kick field goals against Pittsburgh in the mud-drenched field, and Cameron passed up both opportunities, when the final game was won by Pittsburgh, 3 -0. Hopefully, that was a fluke, and a play not to lose mentality is not truly part of his composition.

Welker is also a concern. Undoubtedly, the Patriots have shown themselves superior in evaluating talent, but Welker led the team in receptions and yardage - AND WAS TRADED AWAY. We can only hope Cameron does not bring such short-sightedness to the Ravens, or he will justly receive a short tenure.

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