Former Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron wasn't around to see the Ravens' stirring run through the playoffs to their Super Bowl title, but he definitely played a part in building the team and will be rewarded.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who made the unusual decision to fire Cameron with just three games left in the regular season, told Sports Illustrated that Cameron will receive a Super Bowl ring from the team.
"In my mind, he is definitely going to get a ring. He deserves a ring," Harbaugh told SI.
At the time of the change, Harbaugh said firing Cameron, who was in his fifth season with the team, was "the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do as a coach. Cam has been a significant contributor to all of our successes over the past four, almost five, seasons. Deservedly, he is highly-regarded, and we owe thanks to him for what he did for the Ravens."
Cameron did not comment immediately after the move, but later told the New York Times that the move to fire him was "a brilliant move. Everyone on the team took a look in the mirror after that.”
The Ravens lost two of their final three games of the regular season after Cameron was let go, but then went on their four-game run to the Super Bowl title.
"Cam [Cameron] has done great things around here," running back Ray Rice said the week before the Super Bowl. "[We] won a lot of games under Cam Cameron."
And now, it appears, Cameron will have the ring to prove it.