Green experiment blowing up in Cameron's face
Then Cam Cameron explained that Green is a solid leader, a man who has not lost any of the skills he showed while going to three Pro Bowls, a guy who acts his age in taking care of the football while still showing a spry ability to make plays.
That's cool, I figured.
If Green would play as advertised, even if he could act like a caretaker QB that doesn't ruin things, then the move would be palatable.
Problem has been Green has played horribly two of the last three games and is now tied for the NFL lead with seven interceptions. Seven interceptions!
And that's not even counting the A.J. Feeley-like pass he threw right in Fred Smoot's bread basket that the Washington cornerback dropped.
Look, Green is bright and I think he's a good leader. And I don't expect the guy to throw 30 TD passes. But he's on pace for 28 interceptions right now.
And as I wrote in my column today (read it here: http://www.miamiherald.com/1190/story/257078.html) Green has been doing things smart, veteran players in their 14th season have no excuse doing.
He's been pressing. He's been throwing off his back foot. He has put passes in the air that had no business leaving his grasp. He has not been a wise decision-maker.
Obviously, with 12 games remaining, Green can turn things around. But to do that he has to remember who he is. He has to play like a savvy veteran instead of an overmatched first-time starter. He has to play like the guy the Dolphins said they acquired when they traded for him.
He has to stop impersonating A.J. Feeley.