Cameron works new wrinkles in as young offense begins to unfold

There are 20 comments on the Oct 28, 2008, Baltimore Sun story titled Cameron works new wrinkles in as young offense begins to unfold. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

That's because Cameron understands the basics of the game so well. You can fool teams only so often, and when it comes to playoff time, it's all about fundamentals and game-breakers. It's a time when the frauds ...

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George

United States

#1 Oct 28, 2008
It strikes me that Smith doesn't know what the expression "glass ceiling means," namely that it looks like there's room for improvement, but there isn't really. I would think that Mike Preston knows what it means, but if he does, that's a rather ominous way to end the article ....

For all of their deficiencies, this has been an exciting team to watch, and I think Mike's assessment of Cameron is spot on. I've upgraded my earlier prediction of only five wins and think we can now be around .500, not the Superbowl we all want again, but not bad for a team given our circumstances.
Fells Point Craig

College Park, MD

#2 Oct 28, 2008
"So Sunday was the perfect time for Cameron to pull out the tricks, especially against the Oakland Raiders, a team that has little organization from the owner down to the players."

Didn't you just lambast Camron for not saving those plays in a column yesterday? C'mon Mike.
ech

Baltimore, MD

#3 Oct 28, 2008
always a good article mike, haters are everywhere. instead of a bigtime reciever i think we need a cornerback. how about that two headed QB monster. great watching the ravens. go flacco (troy smith fan) go ravens.
BryaNC

Lewisville, NC

#4 Oct 28, 2008
We need a receiver and a corner... I would take the corner first if it were draft day because first round corners are usually a little less expensive than WR's and the talent level significantly drops off in the later rounds. I would love to see on draft day...

R1. Corner
R2. Receiver
R3. Offensive Tackle
R4. Receiver
R5. Offensive lineman (G/C)
R6. Kicker
R7. Best available ath.
Keith

Capitol Heights, MD

#5 Oct 28, 2008
Could someone explain to Troy Smith what the concept "glass ceiling means? Also suggest to everyone, not to use terms they have heard, but are not sure what they mean.
D-Will

Baltimore, MD

#6 Oct 28, 2008
OK Mike admit it. You liked what you saw on Sunday. Even though you found a reason to find fault in Cam not saving the tricks for some other time (yesterday's article). I like your articles however I think you always are gonna find something wrong with what was done. We won you know. For goodness sakes you're like the parent who beats their child and tells them "you'd better not cry". What do you expect when you get whipped? Just like the Ravens win on Sunday, can't we the fans feel good for a day without you finding so much to pout about. The win was a good win regardless of when the trick plays were used...they counted in the win. That was yesterday. Now you praise Cam today for using new wrinkles in the offense. Shouldn't this article have been written yesterday? You're allowed to feel good about a win Mike. Geez! You don't have to go to your room because the Ravens won. Enough already. We the fans have ridden a lot of non exciting seasons for too long now. Let us get just a little giddy for a day or two, why don't you !! Have you ever heard the saying "if you can't say something good, don't say nothing at all" ? Well there you go. Shut your pie hole! Open it when it counts. Today was a good day from you however. I feel good that you're not giving me time out in the corner !! Chill Man !!!
Mike Morgan

United States

#7 Oct 28, 2008
Good to see Cam having a good time while building an offense. Kinda makes up for his miserable time in Miami.
ADB

Silver Spring, MD

#8 Oct 28, 2008
BryaNC wrote:
We need a receiver and a corner... I would take the corner first if it were draft day because first round corners are usually a little less expensive than WR's and the talent level significantly drops off in the later rounds. I would love to see on draft day...
R1. Corner
R2. Receiver
R3. Offensive Tackle
R4. Receiver
R5. Offensive lineman (G/C)
R6. Kicker
R7. Best available ath.
I would list DE as out third need. I like Suggs & Pryce but I think we could use another true DE not a hybird.
Peej

Corinth, MS

#9 Oct 28, 2008
Keith wrote:
Could someone explain to Troy Smith what the concept "glass ceiling means? Also suggest to everyone, not to use terms they have heard, but are not sure what they mean.
He's young, but a very accomodating member of the team. Good or bad, Troy Smith does not hide from the press (who are just doing their jobs too).

If he misspoke, cut him some slack. I assume that I know what he meant - that there is nothing this offense cannot grow into.

I like his confidence.
Peej

Corinth, MS

#10 Oct 28, 2008
Mike Morgan wrote:
Good to see Cam having a good time while building an offense. Kinda makes up for his miserable time in Miami.
Too true Mike Morgan. Despite the fact that the league has always disrespected Baltimore, and the networks never look to us, many coaches and players know that the Ravens are a class organization - perhaps one of the classiest in the league.
pajoyo

Mechanicsville, MD

#11 Oct 28, 2008
Keith wrote:
Could someone explain to Troy Smith what the concept "glass ceiling means? Also suggest to everyone, not to use terms they have heard, but are not sure what they mean.
I hope someone explains to you the proper way to use quotation marks. Next time write "glass ceiling means."

Since: Oct 08

Holland, MI

#12 Oct 28, 2008
I like the part where Cam approached Oz about some fire power on offense. Should have done that before the trade deadline but at least Cam can see the deficiencies unlike the prior regime. I would like to see some of the WR draft picks come out and line up. Maybe they suck in practive and cant make the mix but damn, Clayton cannot play in this league and is a waste of a starting position a la Travis Taylor.
WVMike

Cumberland, MD

#13 Oct 28, 2008
I am just curious about the whole Suggs package. What happens when we lose both quarterbacks on the same play? We keep treating Flacco as expendable-naked bootlegs,wideout. What next tightend over the middle. Exciting and fun yes but not real safe. Will we be drafting another quarterback next season. One hit ends the story for many pros. NFL-not for long.
kyd70_SC

Woodruff, SC

#14 Oct 28, 2008
I whole heartedly agree with adding Troy smith into the game plan. He was my choice for starting QB because he is such a gifted athlete and because I believed he was ready to lead the team.
Offense success depends upon 4 entities: 1 OC, 1 QB, 1 TE, 1 WR - all above mediocre. Right now, we have 2 elements towards completion (OC & TE), QB is under review (but has not shown super-mediocrity, thus far), and WR is non-existant. No disrespect Mason and Flacco.
It is tough to find a Tim Brown. A blue-collar WR who works hard and leaves the drama at home. I know that is what Ozzie is looking for in every draft, but they are hard to find.
Flacco may turn out to be "the one". We'll find out next season. For me, this season is just for kicks... journeyman time, learning how to drive the nail flush in 2 hammer strikes or less.
Off season and draft moves will do it for me. Keep Cameron from leaving, draft or acquire OL,WR,TE, DB,DL (in that order), and let Coach Harbaugh and Coach Ray make a team out of them.
Josh

Parkton, MD

#15 Oct 28, 2008
BryaNC wrote:
We need a receiver and a corner... I would take the corner first if it were draft day because first round corners are usually a little less expensive than WR's and the talent level significantly drops off in the later rounds. I would love to see on draft day...
R1. Corner
R2. Receiver
R3. Offensive Tackle
R4. Receiver
R5. Offensive lineman (G/C)
R6. Kicker
R7. Best available ath.
I would draft a defensive linemen as well just to keep the defense alittle young for once. Our defensive front can stop the run very good, but it is lacking pressuring the QB. So we need a player who could put a lot on the QB.
Teapot

Woodbridge, VA

#16 Oct 28, 2008
I as well figured that we would only win 5 games but whatever happens I've excepted it and I love the way we are doing things on Offense. Great job team.

Since: Oct 08

Holland, MI

#17 Oct 28, 2008
Josh wrote:
<quoted text>
I would draft a defensive linemen as well just to keep the defense alittle young for once. Our defensive front can stop the run very good, but it is lacking pressuring the QB. So we need a player who could put a lot on the QB.
They need 2 corners, 2 DE's, 2 REC's and a kicker. A free agent REC is probably the best route. Chad Johnson would be great I here people talking Boldin but hard to see the Cards not paying him.
sunshinery

Baltimore, MD

#18 Oct 28, 2008
Seems like most coaches don't throw the red flag until after the TV replay. Somehow this does not seem fair since the TV replay is not always readily available, and the replay can make a coach challenge a call when he wouldn't had otherwise. What are your thoughts?
Mr Football

Mount Rainier, MD

#19 Oct 28, 2008
Cut_Clayton_Now wrote:
<quoted text> They need 2 corners, 2 DE's, 2 REC's and a kicker. A free agent REC is probably the best route. Chad Johnson would be great I here people talking Boldin but hard to see the Cards not paying him.
Unfortunately the free agency pool is now barren in the wide receiver department. It was looking good with Lee Evans and Roy Williams but now it's empty. Gotta look for a trade if we want to upgrade. Contrary to popular belief, the Ravens should have plenty of cap room next year. Ogden, McNair, and Boller will come off the books.
Johnson

Attleboro, MA

#20 Oct 28, 2008
wow take it easy on Troy people, you think his #1 fan Preston would've knowingly quoted him to make him look stupid? Troy is referring to the fact that everyone on offese can see that the sky's the limit, but that they are taking it slow and sooner or later that celing will be removed by the coaching staff and they'll be turned lose.

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