Thursday, January 03, 2008

So Long Cam Cameron


First year Miami Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron was fired this morning, and for the first time in a long time it doesn't feel so bleak to be a Dolphins' fan.

After enduring the Dick Satan debacle, and an extremely questionable draft, the Dolphins brought in someone who can be tough and make sound football decisions in the form of Bill Parcells. In less than a week's time, both Cameron and GM Randy Mueller have been fired, and it appears that Parcells is aware of the level of mediocrity that Miami has slipped to over the past few seasons. He's brought in Jeff Ireland to be the new GM, and hopefully his player evaluation skills can help get Miami on the right track in a relatively short amount of time.

The Dolphins are a team in the midst of a great transition, but this one feels like it's heading in the right direction. Though, after a 1-15 season just about anything could produce that feeling.

2 comments:

steve.mh said...

I have to agree with many posts that I have seen on numerous sites which to paraphrase states, “This was more than a coaching issue. This was a total team let down.” That being said, Cam Cameron had to go. I truly applaud and view the move of hiring the Big Tuna as a definite step in the right direction.

The Dolphins need to clean house from the top down, which they have obviously started. I hope the changes continue and they do not forget about the QB position. At this point and contract issues aside, why keep any of them. They have all proven that they are not “starter” quality.

Miami needs to take advantage of their abundance of draft picks and lure some GM to the trading post. Miami is obviously more than one or two players away from respectability. Simply said, they need players.

As I heard jimmy Johnson say on the “NFL of Fox” a few weeks back, which I agree with, the two best players on the team were drafted by Jimmy. What does that say about the player brought in via the draft, free agency, or trades? Miami has been nothing more then the NFLs version of the Los Angeles Clippers

One thing I do question is, as reported in the Miami Herald and posted on ESPN.com “agent for the Dolphins running back received a letter dated Dec. 31 and signed by Bill Parcells stating his contract would be renewed for next season.” I am really looking forward to what BP has up his sleeve.

I am a die hard Miami fan since the 70s and will continue to where my hat and shirt proudly. When the day comes that the Dolphins are back among the elite, we can look back and thank Wayne H. for bringing someone with Bill’s football knowledge.

If history has anything to say about it, it needs to happen within 4 years.

BDoc said...

You're right about the draft picks. Miami hasn't had a solid draft in years. Really, the only recently drafted player that's contributed consistently has been Channing Crowder. Other than that, there has been a lot of washouts.

I too am curious to see what Parcells does with Ricky Williams. He doesn't really fit the mold for the type of player that Parcells would keep around, but you never know.

Like you stated, Miami needs impact players at quite a few positions, and hopefully they get a good start on that in the near future.

Thanks for the excellent comment.