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Cameron speaks (sort of) about Dolphins

Former Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron, now the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, took a break Thursday from helping last year's No. 22-ranked Ravens offense slip to No. 25 this year, just so he could double speak about his time with the Dolphins.

He was asked what happened with the 2007 Dolphins?

"I take full responsibility for what happened there. End of story," Cameron said before going into babble mode. "Now this game's about this team and, for me personally, it's about this offense getting better. [We could be playing in Nome, Alaska, any of the other 31 teams, we got some things we got to improve on. That's our focus.]"

So what did Cameron learn from 1-15?

"Another great question," he said in typical Cam tap-dancing manner. "I don't think necessarily now ... our focus is getting those guys focused in. I really appreciate these questions. I've made it really clear where my focus is. Maybe there is a time and place for that. In our situation right now, with what we're trying to do as a team, it's about us."

So does Cam Cameron, 1-15 as an NFL head coach, want to be a head coach again? He paused for a long time today after being asked that question.

"I've always approached that," he began before pausing again, "with a sole focus of what I'm being asked to do. I'm going to do the best job I can for the Baltimore Ravens, to help the Baltimore Ravens win a championship, if not more. That is my focus. With that being said, I understand now more than ever why so many guys have left here and gone on to be head coaches -- because of the experience they're afforded here by our owner, our players, people in this organization. It prepares guys to be head coaches like no place I've been.

"So you can take that any way you want, but I'm a guy, I'm going to be learning everything that's being done here, but at the same time I know why I'm here. I've got a great friend I'm working for, and I'm going to do everything I can to help this man win a championship."

Two questions:

Doesn't this sound familiar?

And can you please translate for me, because I really didn't understand anything beyond, "I take full responsibility for what happened there. End of story."

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LOL what an idiot!

"So you can take that any way you want, but I'm a guy"

At least he knows what gender he is....

he isnt a bad guy just dont think he makes a good head coach.youy know he might be a good head coach if the chargers fired marty before he came to the fins. things would be really diffrent.

What, no comments about drafting families, failing forward fast, Annie, or how he pissed himself when Porter threatened him? Oh well, glad he found out he had testes and is a "guy". I still say he sits when he pees. Too bad I am not going to this week's game, or I would piss all over the CamMoron urinal cake. Thank God Parcells took out that garbage. Too bad I can still smell it from Baltimore.

This is funny, which is good, Armando. But it is sad, which is bad Mr. Cameron.

I hear more direct answers from the two presidential candidates during the debates.

LMAO. HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAA!!!!!! (I'm seriously laughing @ this ridiculous "coach"). As much as I despise Nick Satan. Camoron made him seem like a wonderful coach. He also obviously cannot go through an interview w/o saying something dumb ever. Well @ least the Dolphins can make the Ravens offense "Fail,Forward, Fast" ;)

I am very pleased Cameron is not our coach, but let's give the guy a break. He was not up to the job last year and he was also the recipient of a very barren team from years of bad drafts. Should he have won more games last year? Obviously, yes. Was he set up to fail with a mediocre team? Yes.
The Phins are in great shape for the future and should not even look back. Cameron is not a bad guy - he was simply the wrong guy last year. We should be happy he did not squeeze out 5 wins, otherwise there would not be Messrs Parcels, Ireland, Sparano, and the rest of them. Thank you Cam Cameron!

Translation- I was the worst head coach this league has seen in a decade. I make Herm Edwards, and Brad Childress look like Bill Walsh, and Don Shula respectively. I am even way overrated as a OC since I had amazing weapons, and the best OL when I was in San Diego. Now I am ready for my bottom to be powdered, and my crazy pills to be given to me in suppository form. Also, keep Joey Porter away from me, he is a meanie.

Like most of us Dolfans, I'm sure Cam wants to completely forget about the stench that was last season! He says he takes full responsibility, I take it to mean just that - he takes the blame for everything. And he should, for the most part.

At this point, I'm sure he wants to move on - as we all have done. Although, wouldn't it be nice to hand him loss number 16 this weekend!

Cams gone but Ty Law might be on his way in. The Phins are apparantly reaching out to his agent and I say good. I don't care how old (34) he is or that he hasn't played this year. If he is in any kind of shape at all he is an upgrade over what we have on the opposite side of Allen. Worse case scenario he coaches up our young defenders on the sideline.

cam cameron is a professional clown. too bad you guys didn't ask him about ted ginn and john beck. i wonder if he regrets picking those players.

Ugh.. all the way around. Cam is a bad coach just like Norv Turner. Yes I call it like I see it. The coaching gene pool must be inbred or something for these guys to still have jobs.

Could the Dolphins have been worse last year? Honestly, no because if it wasn't for stupid playcalling from the former coach at the Ravens we would have lost in regulation last year and been the only 0-16 in history. Cam's lack of leadership and preparation LED to last year's abysmal team.

I can't believe I agree with you NYScott but I do. This guy can at least help train the next generation if he doesn't cost too much. He shouldn't because, well, he's been out of work for a bit and should know his value(not much).

It is all your fault Mando. You did it. He was a great coach until you started asking him them real tough questions. Coach Cameron,,, How are you today? The sun is out and ... could you repeat the question??? I think that we are improving the guy that ... could you repeat the question. OH yeah, Ronnie can run but we aren't sure about him playing because we don't know,, can you repeat the question...

If we only knew.

And Ty Law would be a great pick up. If he isn't out of shape. I don't want to see some supposed team leader giving the rooks hell when they come off the field. I think the Trifecta has this leadership stuff handled.

LOL. thats all ican say. lol.

Go Fins!!
Whoop Cam (the clown) Cameron's Ravens.

P.S: i can't wait till he becomes the head coach somwhere else (hopefully new england) and they go 0-16.(Hopefully 0-17 if the season gets expanded)

Mando,

What sham Camoron was trying to say is, I SUCK, AND SUCK AND I KEEP SUCKING SOME MORE.

He was trying to make a point on how he would FAIL FOWARD FAST!!!!!, just in his own words.

hahahaahahaha

Mando,

What sham Camoron was trying to say is, I SUCK, AND SUCK AND I KEEP SUCKING SOME MORE.

He was trying to make a point on how he would FAIL FOWARD FAST!!!!!, just in his own words.

hahahaahahaha

As far as Cam's comments...they are what they are. He just wasn't the right guy for this job. And judging by the offense he's running in Baltimore, it isn't getting any better. I'm far more interested in the possible acquisition of Ty Law. Any further news on this?

Cameron experienced the well known Peter Principle where he reached his level of incompetence as a head coach. When he has talent to work with, he does fine as an offensive assistant. His incompetence showed not only with the 1-15 record but failed to earn his players respect to the point of mutiny.

Jimmy Johnson was 1-15 his first year and Chuck Noll was 1-13 his first year. Both coaches had the players respect and eventually lead their respective Cowboy and Steeler teams to winning Super Bowls. Both of these coaches knew that they started off with little talent but did what it took to build their teams.

Cameron raised expectations early but set himself up for major disappointment and fan backlash. The first bad sign was his first draft pick Ted Ginn Jr and family. Chuck Noll's first draft pick was Mean Joe Greene and Jimmy Johnson's first draft pick was Troy Aikman. The last two guys mentioned became Hall of Famers while the first guy is setting himself up to be booted off the team as a bust and shamefully known as soft.

I think Cam Cameron is a good guy and I think he is moving on. Last year is over with for him and me but not some of you with the answers I see here. Have to agree with DolFan Tom 100%. Cam made mistakes but the team we have today aren't super clean by some of the calls just made last Sunday. All NEW HC's are going top make mistakes and while I'm happy with the direction we are headed in this staff is by no means a bunch of angels. Or do you all love our 31st ranked Special teams??? Yeah right.

With out Cam there wouldn't be no Bill, end of Story!

2007: Baltimore was #22 in total offense.
2008: #25 in total offense this year under Cam.

2007: 17.2 points per game
2008: 15.6 points per game

2007: 302.0 yards per game
2008: 283.8 yards per game

Cam(cant Win)cammron Might Be A Worse Coach Since Dave Wannstadt Only Time And Loses Will Tell

That interview Failed Foward Fast

But Lets Not Forget Which Pinhead Brought These Two Losers To Our Once Proud Team Wayne Huizinga,a Truly Dispicalable Man,we Can Only Hope This Guy Lost His Ass In The Recent Fiancial Trouble We Re In So He Can Sell His Remaining Intrest In Our Team,till Then Not Sure If This Team Will Ever Be A Contender

But Lets Not Forget Which Pinhead Brought These Two Losers To Our Once Proud Team Wayne Huizinga,a Truly Dispicalable Man,we Can Only Hope This Guy Lost His Ass In The Recent Fiancial Trouble We Re In So He Can Sell His Remaining Intrest In Our Team,till Then Not Sure If This Team Will Ever Be A Contender

Hi My Name Is Dave,i Just Want To Tell U My Story,i Met A Guy By The Name Of Jimmy Johnson In Pitt.back In 1978.we Struck Up A Friendship Thats Lasted 4 Years After Pitt.my Bud Jj Brought Me To Okl.state U Then We Went To The (u)we Won A National Champ. There,later He Had Me Come To Dallas Where We Won A Championship There,well I Was Picked 4 Head Coach In Chicago,well I Took Over A Team That Was A Playoff Team And I Proceded To Destroy This Once Proud Franchisd After Accumlating A 41 And 57 Record They Fired Me,but The Good Thing Is My Friend Jj Hired Me To B Assit Coach With The Dolphins Jj Left In 2000 And I Was Made Head Coach Will I Took Over A Playoff Team And Would U Believe I Destroyed That Once Proud Franchise Also,will Now Ive Set My Sights At The Collage Kids Now ,i Sure Hope Jj Gets Back In Coaching Soon Iam Going To Need A Job Soon

Hi My Name Is Dave,i Just Want To Tell U My Story,i Met A Guy By The Name Of Jimmy Johnson In Pitt.back In 1978.we Struck Up A Friendship Thats Lasted 4 Years After Pitt.my Bud Jj Brought Me To Okl.state U Then We Went To The (u)we Won A National Champ. There,later He Had Me Come To Dallas Where We Won A Championship There,well I Was Picked 4 Head Coach In Chicago,well I Took Over A Team That Was A Playoff Team And I Proceded To Destroy This Once Proud Franchisd After Accumlating A 41 And 57 Record They Fired Me,but The Good Thing Is My Friend Jj Hired Me To B Assit Coach With The Dolphins Jj Left In 2000 And I Was Made Head Coach Will I Took Over A Playoff Team And Would U Believe I Destroyed That Once Proud Franchise Also,will Now Ive Set My Sights At The Collage Kids Now ,i Sure Hope Jj Gets Back In Coaching Soon Iam Going To Need A Job Soon

Hi My Name Is Dave,i Just Want To Tell U My Story,i Met A Guy By The Name Of Jimmy Johnson In Pitt.back In 1978.we Struck Up A Friendship Thats Lasted 4 Years After Pitt.my Bud Jj Brought Me To Okl.state U Then We Went To The (u)we Won A National Champ. There,later He Had Me Come To Dallas Where We Won A Championship There,well I Was Picked 4 Head Coach In Chicago,well I Took Over A Team That Was A Playoff Team And I Proceded To Destroy This Once Proud Franchisd After Accumlating A 41 And 57 Record They Fired Me,but The Good Thing Is My Friend Jj Hired Me To B Assit Coach With The Dolphins Jj Left In 2000 And I Was Made Head Coach Will I Took Over A Playoff Team And Would U Believe I Destroyed That Once Proud Franchise Also,will Now Ive Set My Sights At The Collage Kids Now ,i Sure Hope Jj Gets Back In Coaching Soon Iam Going To Need A Job Soon

The crazies are at it again.

Wayne is a great owner who might not be to savy when it comes to football but has the best of intentions and is a smart business man.

Cam Cameron is not an evil man. He tried to be best of his abilities. His year with the Dolphins is a stepping stone. Lets not forget Mike Shanahan who was fired from Oakland and Bill Belichick from Cleveland and later went to win Super Bowls with other teams. They too learned from their mistakes.

Either way guys its a new beginning and I for one am happy with the results thus far.

Go Dolphins!

Thank You Wayne for bringing the Big Tuna to South Florida!

Hi My Name Is Dave,i Just Want To Tell U My Story,i Met A Guy By The Name Of Jimmy Johnson In Pitt.back In 1978.we Struck Up A Friendship Thats Lasted 4 Years After Pitt.my Bud Jj Brought Me To Okl.state U Then We Went To The (u)we Won A National Champ. There,later He Had Me Come To Dallas Where We Won A Championship There,well I Was Picked 4 Head Coach In Chicago,well I Took Over A Team That Was A Playoff Team And I Proceded To Destroy This Once Proud Franchisd After Accumlating A 41 And 57 Record They Fired Me,but The Good Thing Is My Friend Jj Hired Me To B Assit Coach With The Dolphins Jj Left In 2000 And I Was Made Head Coach Will I Took Over A Playoff Team And Would U Believe I Destroyed That Once Proud Franchise Also,will Now Ive Set My Sights At The Collage Kids Now ,i Sure Hope Jj Gets Back In Coaching Soon Iam Going To Need A Job Soon

Cam convinced the ravens to propse a trade...
Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis, this years and next years first round picks, and Ravens's secondary for Ted Ginn his Family, and John Beck.

The problem is that he wanted Jesse Chatman and trent Green , but we cut them so the deal is off.

Wayne is a great owner, and from what I hear, a pleasure to work for. I agree, there may have been a few decisions which he has made that might not have been the best for the organization, but no body is perfect.

We will be lucky to get the same out of Stephen Ross as we have with Wayne.

Hey Eric, congratulations on your Notre Damers! This year they may win even more games than in 2007! And congrats on your hero, Brady Quim, making it up the depth chart to second string!

First off... that interview... WOW! sounds like McCain trying to expalin his choice of Palin for VP! Of course Cam is not head coach material as he proved right there, and all last year. And you have to admit, he sure perfected the "what just happened?" look from the sideline. But isn't it odd that we all have the sense that Sparano is (HC material) after only 5 games. Some have "The Stuff"... most don't. Ginn... bless him he does his best but the boy is just NOT a baller. He's fast... and has decent hands... but he's just not a PLAYER and the Tuna is already done with his style I can assure you. I'd be amazed if he was still on the team next year and if we could get a 22nd round pick for him, he'd be gone by now. But I do give Cam credit for not bending to public pressure to pick Brady Quinn. It's too bad (for us) that he didn't follow up a bold move with a sound draft pick. It took some stones NOT to draft Quinn... and even bigger stones to stand up in front of the Fins Faithful and explain that we drafted Ginns FAMILY! Are his cousins blocking on special teams? Cuz we could use them. Amazing! Truly a moment we won't soon forget. And about Wayne... why do we have to hate Wayne? Not a single coach, player or executive ever has had a bad thing to say about him. Even Shula and Marino would tell you that he's a stand up guy who - at the time was in a no-win situation. Would you rather have Al Davis? At least Wayne lets players play and coaches coach and though his choices have been less than great, it seems he knows when to pull the trigger, admit he was wrong and cut his losses and make necessary moves. I like him. And I think he's finally found the front office he's been looking for the since Shula/Marino days. So what did we learn today... Cam can't, Sporano can, Ginn won't, Brady shouldn't and Cam is really "a guy"?!? ya learn something every day!! ;-)

GO FINS!

Mando,

I think you're being overly hard on Cameron's responses. He took responsibility for the terrible season, without any excuses. What followed was a tapdance, but what I saw was Cameron trying mightily to stay on message that his priority is helping the Ravens offense now--which, to be frank, is what he should be doing. He also seemed to be going out of his way to give an answer that could be construed as a knock on the players from last year. Hell, THIS year's players have knocked on last year's players, or at least their attitude. Is the team's failure last year Cameron's fault? Yes, but there were a lot of players that just plain gave up when things got bad. I don't care how out of touch your coach is, there's no excuse for that kind of behavior--it's unprofessional, and at this level it should be unacceptable.

So, in my book, Cameron's responses were OK. He owned up to his failure without trying to blame anyone else, and then tried to avoid talking about it further, putting his focus where it belongs--on helping his team win on Sunday.

For the life of me I still can't understand how anyone can interview 13 different candidates for the head coaching position, Mike Tomlin among them, and decide that Cam Cameron is the best man of the bunch.

Fortunately last year's disaster was large enough to finally convince Wayne that he needed a football guy in the front office.

KWG.. first off, I appreciate your "no haters" kind of response and we need more of that and less pissing and moaning and second guessing as if we could do better. But the point is - this is the NFL - which, according to Jerry Glanville, stands for Not For Long if you give answers like that to simple questions. If you listen to the players talk about the Wildcat and the new defensive scheme, there's one common thread, THEY ALL BELIEVE IN IT... and until you run it with success, the ONLY thing they can believe in is how the plan is delivered and by whom. I think Cam's waffling showed us EXACTLY how he lost his players last year and that the writing was on the wall by week 5 whereas - at the same point in this season, we're all ready to vote Sparano for President. And it has nothing to do with W/L... some have it... most don't... it appears that Sporano does, and Cam does not!

GO FINS!

If They Cut Ginn And His Family Who Is Going To Be The Blocking Dummies?

LOL True That!

I support Cam; These are typical liberal media gotcha questions. I suggest the following more appropriate questions.

Mr. Cam: What magazines do you read?

Mr. Cam: Can you see Baltomore's Camden Yards from your front door?

Mr. Cam: Are any of your children pregnant and did you cover that up?

Mr. Cam: If Russia were to invade Georgia, would you inform Nick Saban in neighboring Alabama?

Cam is gone ,and we have moved on.Do we have to bring up this junk. We should be thankful that wayne pulled him out after one terrible season,just think,he could have given him a few years to prove himself. Now thats scary sounding. As far as Ginn is concerned, he is a dolphin, so the coaching staff needs to somehow get the best out of his talents and work on his many flaws. Watch him have a big td this week, it always happens when you least expect it. GO MIAMI!

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