Cameron deserves another chance
And that's what the Dolphins will do -- wait until after this season ends in two weeks.
But for me, it was more about seeing whether Cameron could win a game or not. I just couldn't fathom backing a coach as he tried to get another season if the Dolphins became the first team in NFL history to go 0-16.
Well, Cameron will not go 0-16. And so I think he deserves one more season to prove he is the right coach for the Dolphins.
I know many of you won't agree with me. I know many of you will attack me. So be it. That's my opinion, I'm sticking to it. I shared that opinion in the pages of The Herald today.
Now I understand Cameron is not perfect. He has made a ton of mistakes this year that I have documented on this blog and in the newspaper various times. But I believe it is possible for someone to learn from their mistakes and Cameron has shown the ability to adapt -- he did so by bringing Ricky Williams onto the team even though he had no intention of doing that when the season began.
He has, I am told, begun to pay closer attention to his veterans since I reported many were dissatisfied with his handling of them.
So the rookie coach deserves a chance to show he is improving. And he deserves a chance to show what he can do with a roster of players that hopefully will be better next season. At the very least one would expect the injury plague that smote Miami this year will not return next year. And by then, one would also expect better things out of John Beck and Ted Ginn Jr. and other young players.
One would also expect an influx of talent in free agency.
If Cameron can't make the Dolphins relevant at that point, then he should go. But he deserves the opportunity to try.