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October 21, 2010 | Glenn Clark

CAMERON DEFENDS PLAY CALLING IN FOXBOROUGH: While the Ravens are looking ahead to Sunday’s matchup with the Bills, Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron spent Thursday still answering questions about the team’s offensive play selection in the fourth quarter and overtime of their Week 6 loss to the New England Patriots.

“Any time in critical situations when things don’t work out, you always evaluate” said Cameron. “If you had a crystal ball you might do some things differently, and at the same time there’s things that you wouldn’t do differently. In that game it’s probably somewhere in between.”

Some fans and analysts have labeled the play calling late in the loss to the Pats as “conservative”, which Cameron disputed. “Sometimes plays-the way they turn out-can look conservative.” Cameron compared Sunday’s game to a recent Dickinson-Johns Hopkins game, saying “there were some execution issues going on, but I know the structure of the play called, and it’s an aggressive play call-but for whatever reason it looked conservative.” Cameron said he learned more about play calling from the time he spent in San Diego with likely future Hall of Fame RB LaDainian Tomlinson. “Handing the ball to Ray Rice is not conservative. We’ve all seen that thing run right out of the stadium.”