The next step with Ricky Williams
I told you in an earlier version of this post the reinstatement comes with stipulations: The stipulation is that Williams cannot play until the Nov. 26 game against Pittsburgh. That means Williams is out until Week 12.
Williams can, however, begin attending meetings, practicing and working out at the team's facility immediately.
So what do the Dolphins do with their new running back?
I am told Cam Cameron's first step after announcing Ricky's reinstatement which I am already announcing here, is to sit down and with Ricky and simply talk. Based on that conversation, and subsequent conversations the Dolphins have among themselves, a decision on Ricky's future will be made.
The point is it is not guaranteed the Dolphins will welcome Ricky back. And it is not guaranteed they will discard him.
If you know anything abou the Dolphins you should understand that Ricky is eccentric and easily turns people off with his goofiness sometimes. And Cameron is so straight-laced and driven, he sometimes can grate on players and turn them off as well.
So you have two opposing personalities -- a flower child and a Bobby Knight disciple -- talking, trying to find common ground. Wish I could be a fly on the wall for that one.
If, however, the two come to find some common ground -- and they can because they both love football -- then Ricky Williams might be coming back to the Dolphins backfield within a couple of weeks.
It would mark a good way for the Dolphins to showcase him for a possible trade because I have serious doubts Ricky is in the team's future for 2008 and beyond.
Anyway, this is my second post of the day, so I'm taking the rest of the day off. It's hard slaving over a hot computer.