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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Cam Cameron fired by Miami Dolphins (UPDATED)

In the end, the Dolphins new regime fired the remaining vestige of the old regime because the two simply didn't know each other.

Cam Cameron has been fired and new general manager Jeff Ireland just said during a late-morning press conference that a big reason for the dismissal was he and Bill Parcells simply "didn't know the guy that well."

Saw that coming. As I wrote in the Herald today, familiarity is important to these guys. Read the column here http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/story/365122.html

Anway, the team also fired all but two members of Cameron's coaching staff -- George Edwards and Steve Hoffman, who were retained. The primary reason both those guys were retained? You guessed it.

Ireland knew both who worked for him at Dallas.

You should understand that while all the other assistants were dismissed, some might be hired back. The firings, believe it or not, is as much a courtesy to allow them to go hunt for jobs as soon as possible. The Dolphins reserve the right to interview all of them again for new openings when the new head coach is in place.

I have been told that one coach who may not interview again with anyone is Hudson Houck. Houck, believed by some to be among the better offensive line coaches in the NFL, just finished his 25th season and is pondering retirement.

The Dolphins have scheduled an 11 a.m. press conference at which time football czar Bill Parcells and general manager Jeff Ireland will speak.

"This is a difficult decision, and I want to thank Cam and the rest of his staff for their work this past season," Ireland said in a statement. "By making this decision now, it gives all of the coaches the greatest chance to pursue other opportunities."

During the press conference Ireland said the team is now working on setting up coaching interviews. Thanks for the revelation, Jeff. He didn't mention names and sort of dismissed a question from me about Tony Sparano, which probably means the guy will be interviewed by Friday.

103 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of 'TBA' on the coaching page now. http://www.miamidolphins.com/newsite/team/coachingstaff/coachingstaff.asp

I wonder if any of the coaches that were fired will be given chances to interview for their old jobs again. That's a LOT of people gone in one shot.

Keep the faith!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Ken said...

Can't get any worse.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous mike b said...

About time. Cam is a joke for a coach. He needed to focus on winning and not being a Hall Monitor. Parcells was disgusted that Cam monitored questions that were given to the players. I'm just surprised, after seeing Cam in action, that Armondo or anyone else that had a brain would give Cam another chance.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a coach he was not the answer to lead a young team to the promise land. I think this is a good move to help put this awful season behind us and look to a brighter tomorrow. As a man, Cameron, is nice guy that has a lot of respect for his staff and players. We all know where nice guys finish...that is why this was necessary. I want the toughest, meanest, cruelest S.O.B. we can find. Go phins!!

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Keith in Portland, OR said...

Please tell us first that Mularkey was fired...then tell us Cam is fired. First things first, ya know!

Sorry Cam, we loved you a year ago, but so quickly does the darling turn into the goat.

Good luck, good people like you always find a way to land on their feet.

9:24 AM  
Blogger j dizzle said...

GOOD DAY!!! This is the second great move this week by the " TUNA" !!! He hasn't been in action long and I already feel like he's doing a GREAT job!!! Good Luck Cam, you'll be in Baltimore with your old buddy Marty shortly!!!!

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good! Bring in Billick please! WE NEED BILLICK. The Ravens are stupid so lets take advantage of it

9:29 AM  
Blogger j dizzle said...

Actually this is the third great move by the TUNA

9:29 AM  
Anonymous John Bosa said...

Great job Armando,

We need to keep Hudson Houck.
Any news or thoughts on him?

9:30 AM  
Anonymous iceman said...

As it was expected, Cam Cameron is gone. I don't think was all his fault but life is not fair sometimes. Time to move on and leve the past behind. I would like to thank Cam and his family for the time in Miami...Good Luck and God bless you all. Now, it looks like Sparano will be the next coach and that is coming sooner than later... Let's trade down in the draft and of course pick a QB on the later rounds...One QB to watch (Flacco)...I think he has what Tuna is looking for...Beck will be our 3rd string next year....ICEMAN

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Ramsterone said...

Bring in Chucky baby, if you can get him.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes finally! I agree Hire Brian Billick!

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God he was axed! I hope he can take John Beck with him also and the Ginn family.

Vinny

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ginn is good so stop hatin

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a God and his name is: TUNA!

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ginn, is decent! Not the #9 pick in the draft.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude in this horrible year ginn had prob. (besides booker) the best hands on the team. and ran back a punt and 3 kick offs... 2 called back... hes a keeper...

--CJ

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This doesn't surprise me too much and I'd have to say that during the season I was one of those screaming for him to be fired but in the end I didn't care if they retained him as long as he had the Tuna mentoring him. But then again I'm glad he is gone...I think LT made him look better than he was given credit for. Now I hope they bring in Sparano as the coach and we'll see what kind of team we can build into in a few years.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous DaveinOhio said...

We were told that H Houck was the best Line Coach in the league. Is that true? If so why didnt we keep him.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasta lavista Cam and the rest of this dreadful coaching staff!!!

While this crew was not totally responsible for the mess this franchise is in, they (including the GM) did nothing to show that they were improving things. From poor talent evaluation, personnel decisions, schemes, and game day decision making it was obvious that a major overhaul was needed.

I remember Coach Shula using talent to their strenghts rather than making the talent fit a scheme. It seems this coaching group went just the opposite and tried to make the players fit a scheme.

Im anxious to hear what the players have to say about all that has transpired this week.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank god he is gone you go tuna bryan in ohio!

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Jason in Boise said...

I think its obvious why they where fired. (Mueller and Cam)the Ginn Family, and 20 mill on Porter where moves, I think that identified why this team is where its at now. I mean, many of us fans where surprised that Ginn was takin, and Porters contract was guaranteed. We aren't GM's, and WE knew these where bad moves. I now have a clean feeling. Very Refreshing

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Freddy said...

Firing Cam was the right decision. I am no expert, I actually liked the guy and wouldn't have mind him staying or going. But when I heard he was fired I had a natural sigh of relief. Its almost like I was happy they put the guy out of his misery. Not realizing it to much it also put me out of a misery I didn't know was there. I am sure a lot of you understand what I trying to say.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Slumber Inc. said...

I believe Dr. Loomis said it best in the first Halloween movie: "He's gone! He's gone from here! The evil has gone!

Now if Parcells could just tape Mercury Morris' mouth shut ...

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capers and Cam in one shot!

EL Tuna Grande in 2008!!

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Peter Lacock said...

Ginn is the best WR we have and Beck is the best QB we have. There's still hope either or both of them could be very good someday. Until we get someone better, quite ragging on them. It just isn't right.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous DaveinOhio said...

Why in the world would you want Billick? I would like Sparano as a rookie rather then Billick. He thinks too much of himself, never been impressed with him.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous crowley said...

Ginn is our best WR, but what does that say. He does have a chance to be really good. Great???? not sure... Just #9 is too high unless he was the last piece. Beck, could be the best QB, but that is why we are 1-15. My problem with him is that he got worse as the season went along. Coaching plays a part, but you would hope the light would have been starting to come on.

As for Cam, I liked him in San Dieago, but quickly didn't like him in Miami. Another in the long line of good assistant, just not the head guy.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Miami was smart enough to fire Cam after one season. In Indiana we had to wait 5 horrible seasons before they got rid of him. I still hate the Colts and love the Phins!!!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous CaneFin13 said...

Well, I have mixed feelings about this move. I really thought that Cam had the offense going in the right direction earlier this season before all of the injuries and trade of Chambers. Though I was certainly miffed at more than one decision Cam made, its hard for me to blame him entirely for the team's awful play because he just didn't have the talent to compete. Cam and Mueller made the decision to rebuild and many of their decisions were made with thoughts of the future in mind. Its tough to can both only one year into the process but I realize that it needed to happen.

Parcells coming in and hiring the people who share his philosophy is much better for the Fins long term. Saban and Mueller did not share a similar philosophy re: talent evaulation and look where that got us. What the Fins need now is a front office and coaching staff that are all on the same page. The roster is devoid of talent so its going to take a few years to acquire the good young talent we need.

It finally feels that the Fins are putting together a structure and plan that should give us some much needed continuity over the next few years. To achieve that, Parcells needed to clean house and bring in his own people.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Ralph The dog said...

A clean house... Ireland kept a couple to show everyone where the light switches are.

Now watch to see what players are kept...

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my god you people screaming for Bilick are stupid.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bilick has almost always over-achieved with the talent he's had. He's the best available coach out there. Also he has experience. We dont need another idiot who has never been a head coach. As far as Ginn, lets get over the fact that he was drafted too early. He is the best reciever on the team and he's only a rookie. I dont know how you hate on him ,he didnt draft himself. He just plays football. Lars

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked Cam, I don't think he was given a proper amount of time to prove himself because any coach they bring in now would have had the same record with these players. There has to be good players for a system to work.

Why is everybody calling for Billick, he handed us our one win this season and Sparano is not a guy that I like, that's just me.

Why is nobody calling for Mike Singletary, he is a helluva coach and all the people who thought Cam couldn't motivate, Singletary sure as hell can. I heard Mike Tice's name being throw around but I'm not too crazy about him. Then there is Schottenheimer, and rex Ryan, and Caldwell from the Colts, and McDaniels from the Patriots.

Singletary as head coach for 08 Dolphins!!

Still bitter about Cam being fired for some reason.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/peter_king/01/01/coaches/index.html

List of avaliable coaches according to Peter King

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Martin K said...

Mando,
Is Capers gone too? Any thoughts on our next OC?
Thank you.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodbye Cam, Say hello to BRIAN BILICK! if not then we need BILL COWHER. Jon Beck needs to go on the practice squad and not waste a roster spot. HE SUCKS

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would they fire Hudson Houck? I'm curious to see how many of these Tuna lovers will be calling for his head when this team wins 3 or 4 games next year.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous MDfinfan said...

I like how everyone is loving on the ONE COACH WE ACTUALLY BEAT this year. I live outside Baltimore and am no fan of Bilick. The Ravens will be better w/o him and we can do better. Don't be blinded by his ring, that was all Ray Lewis & Co.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's 100% going to be Tony Soprano! I mean Sparano! Yo!

10:54 AM  
Anonymous S. Crotum said...

In a related note the Dolphins have euthanized Zach Thomas. Like an old friend, he had to be put down to avoid the suffering that his migraines have wrought upon that fearsome gladiator. A statue of Zack will be displayed in front of Dolphin stadium with his statue tackling Dan Marino's statue for a 12 yard loss. True to form, Thomas's likeness will have no neck.

The team also nuetered all but two members of Cam Cameron's coaching staff -- George Edwards and Steve Hoffman, so they would not spread their evil seed . The primary reason both those guys were retained is that both worked with Ireland and Scotland Yard at Dallas.

You should understand that while all the other assistants were liquidated by Jason Bourne , some might be hired back after re-animation using sheep genes. The firings, believe it or not, is as much a courtesy to allow them to go hunt for racoon and deer meat as soon as possible before the cold south Florida winter sets in. The Dolphins reserve the right to interview all hot chicks for new "openings" when the new head coach is in place.

I have been told that one coach who may not fornicate ever again with anyone is Hudson Houck. Houck, believed by some to be among the better offensive line coaches in the NFL, just finished his 25th season and is pondering retirement.

The Dolphins have scheduled an 11:59 p.m. press conference at which time Russian czar Bill Parcellszky and general manager Jeff Ireland will speak.

"This is a fun decision, and I want to spank Cam and the rest of his staff for their work this past season," Ireland said in a statement. "By making this decision now, it gives all of the coaches the greatest chance to pursue other sanwiches and if they like, a bowl of soup - but only one ."

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job Armando! Short, concise and just the facts of the matter. And this time you didn't get scooped by the other Miami area papers.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous PJK said...

Rex Ryan is interviewing with Miami,per pro football talk.

I'd take Ryan as HC over Sporano. Ryans defenses in Baltimore were great,and when injuries hit,their secondary had less talent than ours.(At CB,not safety)
His schemes just work,even without the ideal players.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like what's happening as Parcells is taking control and intent on completely rebuilding the Dolphins. The Dolphins sunk to the bottom of the NFL by trying to piece together a winning team from the shattered remains of each preceding season from Jimmy Johnson through Cam Cameron by retaining ineffective Coaches and Players. Parcells is bringing in the wrecking ball, crane and dump trucks the Miami Dolphins need.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous muckdog said...

It's like getting a brand new team every single year!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

I agree anon...Although I'm EXTREMELY happy that Cam's gone, I would be almost as unhappy as I am now if we went for Billick...

11:26 AM  
Blogger Cal Dolphan said...

Let's start it now. Bring Cowher out of retirement (Bill is the expert at this isn't he?). Start the chant; Cowher, Cowher, Cowher...

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU GOD...

...AND BUH-BYE CAMORON!!!

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Cowher sucks.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony Sparano will be the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BILLICK BILLICK BILLICK!

11:43 AM  
Anonymous wahnula said...

Yes, it may have been premature and not fair to not give Cam a chance, but the problem is he's not one of Parcells' "guys". When you are trying to assemble an ensemble cast you go with people you know can fill their part.

We (papa Wayne) hired Parcells to straighten things out...no time for him to learn about new people, just go with whom he knows will perform at a specific task.

I agree Cam was not NFL material, at least not yet. Congrats to papa Wayne for having the cojones to do what it takes to get better. Since he knew he personally did not have a clue, he hired someone who did.

"A new broom sweeps clean" was never truer...

11:47 AM  
Blogger Nessus said...

I hope Bill Parcells is calling Marty Shottenheimer.

Nessus

11:48 AM  
Anonymous gregcnorca@aim said...

Dont even whisper Brian Billick, -- another horrible, arrogant childish, losgin coach is not what the Dolphins need, I guarantee it wont be BB.

Great move Parcells, but it wasnt any work fo Genius.

There was no chance in hell that Cam Cameron and others were coming back the day that owner Huizenga decided to "evaluate the entire organization from top to bottom."

They were all dead ducks at that point.

Now its time to move on and move up.

-- Ronnie Brown gets healthy

-- Use the #1 and #2 picks on proven, productive college defenders,

--Find a way to invigorate the play of DE Jason Taylor or trade him to where he wants to go.

-- Find out who will be the coach


I will love reading about this all winter.

11:49 AM  
Anonymous S Crotum said...

Here's a tasty nugget sports fans...In a related note the Dolphins have euthanized Zach Thomas. Like an old friend, he had to be put down to avoid the suffering that his migraines have wrought upon that fearsome gladiator. A statue of Zack will be displayed in front of Dolphin stadium with his statue tackling Dan Marino's statue for a 12 yard loss. True to form, Thomas's likeness will have no neck.

The team also nuetered all but two members of Cam Cameron's coaching staff -- George Edwards and Steve Hoffman, so they would not spread their evil seed . The primary reason both those guys were retained is that both worked with Ireland and Scotland Yard at Dallas.

You should understand that while all the other assistants were liquidated by Jason Bourne , some might be hired back after re-animation using sheep genes. The firings, believe it or not, is as much a courtesy to allow them to go hunt for racoon and deer meat as soon as possible before the cold south Florida winter sets in. The Dolphins reserve the right to interview all hot chicks for new "openings" when the new head coach is in place.

I have been told that one coach who may not fornicate ever again with anyone is Hudson Houck. Houck, believed by some to be among the better offensive line coaches in the NFL, just finished his 25th season and is pondering retirement.

The Dolphins have scheduled an 11:59 p.m. press conference at which time Russian czar Bill Parcellszky and general manager Jeff Ireland will speak.

"This is a fun decision, and I want to spank Cam and the rest of his staff for their work this past season," Ireland said in a statement. "By making this decision now, it gives all of the coaches the greatest chance to pursue other sanwiches and if they like, a bowl of soup - but only one ."

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PFT said that Romeo Crennel is at the top of the Tuna's wishlist but that we probably wont go after him because of the draft picks we would have to give up for him. I dont know why people r chanting for Billick but i agree with whoever said that we should hire Singletary. I think he would get instatnt respect seeing as he used to be a great player and would be a combination of a players coach and disciplinarian but ultimately i trust the tuna and ireland in getting the right coach so whoever they hire i think will be good

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This all makes me wonder if this 1-15 season wasn't pre-planned? Cam & Randy were meant to be the fall guys all along. We're being played, people.

Parcells has long been a friend to Huizenga. Parcells recommended Mueller to Wayne, remember?

Mueller & Cam gutted this team last year. The Special teams was a skeleton. The offense was a bunch of rooks and the Defense was "our aging heroes".

The team is now $20 mil under the cap because of Mueller. Pretty sweet. Now watch Jason Taylor & Zack get low-balled out of town, which will save another 10 million to shed their salaries.

The team will trade down to have 2-1st round picks and a player from Dallas, 2 picks in the 2nd and $30 mil to spend. This is a historically good situation for Parcells to jump into. You think it wasn't planned?

Either Wayne is a genius or he's the dumbest guy to ever own a football team. He's already a millionaire, so you tell me the answer to that.

Cam made money and he can still call good offensive plays. He's laughing his way to the bank because it's all part of Parcells master plan that was sold to Wayne 2 years ago.

Still doubt it? Remember the career move Parcells made by jumping from a kinda lucky Patriots playoff team to the 1-15 Jets? It was a phenomenal career move for any coach. Parcells was much more likely to have gone downward with the Patriots and could only go up with the Jets...(think salary cap-aging players, people). Plus, he got more control at the Jets.

Parcells is even smarter now. He's coming to a team that my grandma could improve upon.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my predication for the next 4 years.

Year 1, better but still out of the playoffs.

Year 2, In the playoffs but out in round 1

Year 3, Solid SB contender but might not make it.

Year 4, SB CHAMPS!!!

Given Parcells track record, i think after 3 years he will get restless and move on but by then he will have turned the team around and we will be set for the future.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous fin fan in illinois said...

JUNE JONES

need to open up this offense to keep up with New England

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Cali Fins Fan said...

Good news, not unexpected. For those of you wondering who will be the next HC, keep an eye on Maurice Carthon. He's one of Bill's best friends and was one of the people most mentored by Bill on the coaching side of things.

Forget about Billick. He'd only bring Kyle Boller with him after the new Ravens coach cuts him. Billick lost his job because he insisted on sticking with Boller. Plain and simple. Add to that the fact the Bill despises Billick.

We'll be more likely to see Martz than Billick.

The other smart thing Tuna did Monday was re-sign Ricky.

He's made three smart moves in less than two weeks. Excellent progress so far!

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando, I could be wrong but do you ALREADY have a problem with the new GM? "Thanks for the revelation Jeff". I know you were friends with Mueller so is this going to effect your working relationship with Ireland? Can we look forward to many columns and blogs that will tear this guy down and second guess his decisions? John in Indi.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a huge fan of firing people just because you don't know em.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous tndolfan said...

STOP WITH THE BILLICK GARBAGE. WE ALREADY HAVE NO OFFENSE. GET THAT BUM IN HERE, AND IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE. GUARANTEED. WHY NO TALK ABOUT JASON GARRETT?

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't object to going with a new coaching staff, but there was no reason to keep the two former assistants. The linebacking unit was the most disappointing unit this year and the special teams were nothing special. However since we will most likely hire a Cowboys assistant as the new head coach I guess it makes sense. Should we change the name to the Cowdolphins or the Dolphinboys?
Drew in MD

12:30 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

How about the "Seacows"?

12:34 PM  
Anonymous I know football real good said...

Keyshawn will be the next coach. Trust me I have good sources, and word is ghe is talking with Randy Mueller on a 7 year deal.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous crowely said...

I like that,Keyshawn the next coach. At least that way we won't bring him in as a WR instead of keeping booker, and the other booker really reminds me of Eric Metcaff. I think Parcells loved him.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Harry Carson said...

Parcells likes big players. Irelend also said the team will get bigger. Smallest guy parcells had was probably Megett.

This doesnt bode well for Zack, Jason, - he loves a big front seven that doesn't get worn down and get blown out late in games and in December - our trademarks... all I can say is bring on the Tuna fish bro

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Mike Dodd III, Lakeland said...

Keep Marty Booker - cap hit and all he is worth it. Booker had a decent season, I would rank him on a level with say Reggie Wayne or someone like that and so forth - Maybe not Marvin H. or Keyshawn's level but certainly better than most and for my money equal to Weilker or Moss and cheaper!$$$

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Bad Karma said...

Awesome. Now I dont have to read anymore Can Cameron or Camoron jokes. Get some new material will ya!

Also stop with the Billick crap. Dolphins need a coach the players will respect.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that I heard the press conference myself I have to take issue with how you are presenting the "we don't the guy" thing. He did say that, but what he said right after it is more important...I don't have the exact quote, but he said something along the lines of they weren't sold that Cameron's philosophy lined up with theirs.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We just felt in order to move forward and not look back, we needed someone in place who shared the same philosophical compatibilities we shared," Ireland said. "We didn't really know the guy that well. We were going to try to get someone that does share those things, and we weren't completely sold that he did."

that quote

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New era! Great. Can we get off the Quinn/Ginn thing? It is done like dinner. We have Ginn and he had more yards than Quinn. So we win.
If it wasn't working by rinky dinky moves, then blow it up. We have been playing around for about 15 years with this guy and that guy and the 2nd coming of Dan for the past 8. Time to move on.
Time to win, again and if this doesn't work in a couple of years blow it up again.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beck hardly had a fair audition with his best potential recievers in San Diego, New England and St. Louis and his best runners injured on the bench. .. And that's not even counting his porous OL. He's shown more promise in college than Quinn, bringing BYU back a number of times to win big games whereas Quinn never was able to win an important game. He's shown a mobility and accuracy that Quinn never has. I'm still bullish on Beck, he just needs a good QB coach. He did no worse than Peyton Manning or Elway their first years. So do not throw the baby out with the bathwater!!!!

1:31 PM  
Blogger H.C.D. said...

I am blown away that Parcells reached out to Ricky Williams and immediately re-signed him for 2008. That is AWESOME. If we can get that 1-2 punch with Ronnie & Ricky going again, that will help our offense immensely.

Goodbye, Cam Cameron. We hardly knew ye...

I was in your corner CAM, but luck was not on your side this year. You made some questionable decisions that constantly bit you in the ass. You're probably a heck of a stand up guy and I'm sure you'll land on your feet somewhere else. No doubt, you'll probably go to some other AFC East team, become their OC and whip our asses twice a year to show that there are no hard feelings.

Now things will get interesting with the coaching search. Do we go with another promotion, that is, hire someone with NO head coaching experience, or do we bring in an experienced head coach?

I like the things that have happened so far. This Jeff Ireland guy, who I wouldn't have known if I passed him on the street prior to yesterday sounds & looks like somebody who knows what they are doing. Lets hope he can put his stamp on this team quickly with the upcoming draft in April.

This team is like a real live soap opera.....whats next?

Oh..and Arrrrrmando....Happy New Year!

1:40 PM  
Blogger H.C.D. said...

P.S. I hope Glenn Dorsey family is worth drafting! ha ha

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New era indeed!! Hopefully the purge will include some scouts as well.

Question if Tuna was going to go with someone who has the same thinking as him, Cam's fate was desided before final week, why not presure Cam into starting Beck?

I think Talyor will be back but Thomas is in danger.

1:46 PM  
Anonymous McEducation said...

...shared the same philosophical compatibilities we shared... Where do they get these guys? Is English a second language? You mean "shared philosophy's" or "were compatible" or "was philosophically compatible" or "had a compatible philosophy". Man, its like listening to a brother who got hisself some education in the pen.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous dolphin Will said...

So all you guys got your wish, Cam is out. I guess this Parcells guy will come in and instantly make the dolphins a SUPERBOWL contender.
YEAH RIGHT! Cam really got the shaft (right on), Parcells should go back and check his first year as head coach and check his won/lost record. I wonder if he started off being a George Young guy. I hope to goodness the dolphins do not hire Maurice Carthon just because he's a parcells guy because he sucked as O.C. in cleveland, and what the heck has Tony Sperano ever done to be given consideration as a head coach. Parcells and his coaches will have to earn my support before I become a Parcells guy. Correct me if I'm wrong but he and jeff Ireland are doing jobs they have never been proven to be successful at just like cam and I bet they get more than 1 year to do it.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuna needs to talk to, in this order,1.Billick 2. Garrett 3. Cowher 4.Sparano 5. singletary. All you morons that Billick isnt a great coach you must not know football like I do. Draft Dorsey and pick up in free agancy Derek Anderson. Keep JT around and bench Beck.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derek Anderson won't be around. The browns aren't going to let him go. They almost made the playoffs. If they don't take him the Eagles they are the much better option for him.

"you must not know football like I do" okay so why to you claim to be a better football mind than the rest of us?

As for Billick, good coach but not a fit with the Tuna, and Garrett is not jumping ship. I would not be surprised if that was part of the deal for Ireland coming over.

I like drafting Dorsey, i haven't seen him much, but need a playmaker in the middle.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Bad Karma said...

If Billick was so great he would NOT have been FIRED this year. Thanks Brian Billick for being gutless and not going for the TD from less than 1 foot away.

Also, Im sure Browns fans are happy you let Derek Anderson go. LOL.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was fired because the ravens have the same problem we do.
1) Got down to 3rd string QB(Troy Smith looked really good just didn't get to play)
2) defence got old
3) D had injuries to secondary
4) offence has no WR
5) coach made some bad calls at wrong times.

The only thing he had that we didn't was a lose to a 1-15 team. That should have been a win, after Cam settled for a field goal, and special teams screwed up again.

How does the special teams coach stay when his unit was probably the worst? Hope they know the guy can do better.

Go chargers and Jags!!!

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Hector (aka Booger) said...

Get Bilichick from Ravens I herd hes good coach

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Basmati Okendo said...

Does anyone know how many years Mr. Bill Parcells is signed to head coach the glorious Miami Dolphins? My many good friends - give pause... you may think you are smart and that this is a good thing, but he often leaves teams after a few years!

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Mohmar said...

Dan Marino is skinny now on those commercials... wow.

It may be a reach, but do you think Parcells would approach him as a backup QB or even as a coach?

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Shark Attack! said...

Hire Ron Rivera and sign Mcnabb and Ocho Cinco

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mondo,

Why are you and Lebetard rally crying for Cam. He got fired because he is not head coach material. It was a good football decision, friend or foe (at 1-15, he's foe!, I mean hoe!) Ricky stay, Cam go away, that's what I say! He spy guy in New England, your Daddy's watchin' you!

3:57 PM  
Anonymous NCFINFAN said...

Leave Mcnabb where the HELL he is, I repeat, DO NOT bring McNabb to Miami, Ocho Cinco or TJ ('whose your moma') bring either of these guys in. McNabb will be a bust in Miami. Remember Culpepper? I know Sparano is at the top of our wish list for HC, but what about Marty S?? I am so glad that Capers is gone!!! With all this rebuilding gone own in Miami, our team should be worth at least 2 billion in a couple of years, That damn Wayne H. just proved his business tenacity again!!!

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Craven Morehead said...

Cameron had to go and the house cleaning is on target. But I still respect Cameron as a person than I do Saban.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Slumber Inc. said...

I wanted the Dolphins to hire Mike Singletary last year ... and all season long, Samurai Mike has been tormenting me by showing up every five minutes in those NFL Network commercials. ("We knew ... in that huddle ... there was a group ... destined ... to apply the kind of pressure ... that had not been seen before.")

Hire Mike Singletary, already!

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say, jolly good show, Cam's ass had to go! I'd like to give a shout-out to all my New England fans, I will be banging you out for sometime now. Your Big Daddy is in the house.

MC Big Tuna

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the hiring of Ireland, it makes sense given his history with Parcells, and also has a proven track record of scouting good talent. I could go either way on the firing of Cameron. It sounds like Sparano is pretty much a lock, and I'm just wondering what he's done exactly (other than being a Parcells insider) to warrant a head coaching job.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey stop the presses! Read Pat Kirwin's article on nfl.com on the hiring of Parcells by Wayne. That's reporting baby. LeBefag, Mando, and Cotex could learn a thing or two.

MC Big Tuna

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did someone actually compare Marty Booker to Reggie Wayne?! Man, you read some crazy stuff here. That is retarded.

What do you guys think about Mike Tice? He's another guy Parcells supposedly likes.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone seems pretty hot on Sparano; why? I'm not saying he couldn't be good, but there are some coaches out there with some pretty good resumes the Dolphins should be looking at as well. I just hope Parcells doesn't hire a "buddy" if there are more qualified coaches out there. Check out Peter Kings Monday Morning Quarterback on SI.com. Lots of quality coaches out there.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that none of the coaches that Cam brought on board were fired today.
That's because he was the only candidate that would accept the job without bringing in his own people.
Maybe you could write an article about how he was going to be able to make changes to the coaching staff this year.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we need now are good players and lots of them - so lets concentrate on a good draft. I feel like the new gen mgr is probably going to do the same for us that he did for the cowboys but even better because he has more cap room and a number one pick to trade. I personally like the idea of trading down and getting more first round picks and maybe an extra second round pick. we also need to be lots smarter and stop getting rid of the good players.

12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know that much about Sparano, but would like to get Jason Garrett. I don't think he will be an option. But what about Martz as an Offensive Coordinator, he knows how to run an offense.
I agree to trade down this year and get the picks for much needed positions.
Cameron didn't have much to work with like Billick in Baltimore, but at least Baltimore won 5 games.

It was a great move to get Parcells, because he will have the Phins back as a playoff contender.

2:26 AM  
Anonymous SONNY CROCKETT said...

LOVE PARCELLS BRINGING IN THE WRECKING BALL AND THE DUMP TRUCKS AND STARTING OVER, MY ONLY CONCERN IS THAT "DO WE REALLY WANT TO BE THE COWBOYS OF THE EAST COAST?" I UNDERSTAND IRELAND, NOW WE WILL HAVE THE DRAFT ON LOCK DOWN, BUT WE CANT GO COWBOY WITH THE HEAD COACH, CAN WE?

2:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is a difficult decision, and I want to thank Cam and the rest of his staff for their work this past season," Ireland said in a statement...what an idiot. thank cam? what the f*** did cam do for him you moron you were just hired yesterday. nothing like the bosses to get the new punk to do their dirty work. what a bunch of pussies!

3:15 AM  
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11:01 AM  
Anonymous Martin said...

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2:09 PM  

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