Cameron needs to recognize what is important
Earlier this year, when the defense was clearly in need of attention, he was way too slow in looking over Dom Capers' shoulder. Sure, Capers is reputed to be a good coach, but sometimes even the best of the best lose their way and need to be redirected. That's what a head coach is supposed to do with his coordinators and other assistants.
But Cameron was too busy being the offensive coordinator to correct the situation quickly.
Meanwhile, it baffles me some of the things Cameron does deem worthy of his attention. Take the publicity end of the business, for example. Cameron was upset earlier this season when a Jason Taylor press conference included Taylor's smoothie sponsor.
Cameron watched a press conference in which Cleo Lemon was wearing a blue tooth device in his ear and remonstrated with his quarterback about doing the interview with that device in his ear. He got involved with locker room setup, he watches interviews on the team's website.
And Monday, the day after his team lost 49-28 to New England, he was puzzled to the edge of being agitated when reporters laughed WITH HIM at some of the things he said during the press conference.
At one point during the press conference, Cameron was addressing the team's search for a safety and said the team is, "looking at any guy whose played safety in the NFL the last 50 years" as an option. That got a laugh.
In recounting the Zach Thomas auto accident, which Cameron drove by moments after it happened, Cameron quoted Thomas: "Coach, this is kind of the way this day has gone," Cameron quoted Thomas telling him following the accident that followed the New England whipping.
That brought laughter from reporters also.
But after saying these things that were light and got a chuckle, Cameron was not happy the media thought they were funny. So guess what? His comments that brought laughter were edited out of the Dolphins transcript. Look at it on the Dolphins website, if you can find it. The quotes I heard and wrote down are not on the transcript.
I cannot say absolutely that Cameron ordered the transcript edited, but I would not be surprised if he did. And that returns me to the point.
With his team teetering with a 0-7 record, with his team's best player now out for the year with a torn ACL in his right knee, with plenty of issues to resolve on defense, perhaps the coach needs to manage what he should manage.
And not worry about things that have nothing to do with winning and losing.