I think that Rice owners are being extremely short-sighted, and could end up massively regretting Cam leaving.
Cam's offense is extremely running back friendly. Moreso than anyone else currently in the NFL. He churns out elite FF runners. He was the OC in San Diego for most of LT's career, with his last year being LT's best year (2300/31). He then went to Miami, where he immediately turned Ronnie Brown into the #1 dynasty FF running back briefly before Brown blew out his knee and Cameron moved on. He then landed in Baltimore, where he almost immediately helped Rice become an FF stud.
In his 10 years, only once has he not produced an elite FF running back (his first year in Baltimore with Mcgahee/Rice splitting time).
In 6 of his 10 years, he has had his running back at or very near 2,000 total yards. Ronnie Brown was easily on pace to eclipse that mark before his injury as well.
In addition to getting them space to run, his system also heavily relies on getting running backs the ball in the passing game.
Receptions per season.
LT under Cam: 80
LT otherwise: 43
Ronnie Brown under Cam: 90 (pace, injured after 7 games)
Ronnie Brown otherwise: 29
It shocks me that Rice owners had the viewpoint they did. Cameron has 10 years of being the FF RB creating messiah and they want to jump ship because of a stretch of 5 games with a team where there was clearly pressure from above his head to feature the passing game more? In his place we get a QB coach who helped run one of the worst offenses in the NFL last year?
In the long run, this is certainly a negative for Rice, and I'll be buying the running back of whatever team Cameron ends up with.