Old habits die hard. No shock, then, that throughout Baltimore can be heard the resounding cry: Run the ball! Cam Cameron critics, briefly silenced by a dominating offensive performance in week one, are back on their horses and calling for the offensive coordinator's head. They're right. But for the wrong reasons.
The problem with the Ravens game plan against the Eagles was not the run-pass ration. The problem was when they chose to run or pass.
Cameron's been long criticized for being pass happy, while consensus around the nation is that running back Ray Rice is the Ravens most dynamic player on the offense. The most convincing points in this argument are the 2011 games against Jacksonville and Seattle. The Ravens offense was anemic in both games, and Rice combined for only 13 carries over the two losses.
The issue with Cameron, though, is not as simple as the failure to utilize the run-- or, depending on how you look at it, it's actually simpler: Cameron just plain isn't a good offensive coordinator.