Browns TE Jordan Cameron has virtually disappeared the past two weeks, and he knows he needs to work harder to get open for QB Jason Campbell.
"I need to speed things up and I need to find a way to get open,'' said Cameron. "I need to try to get in there and do more. I need to step up and make plays and do whatever I can to help this team. That's my goal.''
In the past two games, Cameron has totaled just 33 yards on seven carries with a long catch of eight yards, and no TDs. Since Jason Campbell has taken over the past three games, Cameron has 11 catches for 114 yards (38 average) and no touchdowns. He flashed open early in the end zone on the Browns' first trip inside the red zone last week, but Campbell rolled right and missed him.
Cameron's recent lack of production is in stark contrast to his first seven games, when he caught 45 passes for 515 yards (73.5 average) with six touchdowns. He first said there were some chemistry issues with Campbell but mostly backed off that saying it was on him to wiggle free of coverage and that defenses are giving him more attention. It's likely a combo of both, though, and this week's matchup is a pretty tough one on top of all that against a good Steelers pass defense.