New Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has a
wacky very interesting opinion of the job former Dolphins head coach and current Ravens offensive coordinator did with the Dolphins last year.
"Cam's going to be a great match as a football coach for every situation," Harbaugh said during a conference call with the Miami media Wednesday. "He can coach. Everywhere he's been, he's been a very effective coach. He was an effective coach in Miami last year, even though the results weren't what people were hoping for.
"He did a great job there, with what he had to work with."
That statement was replayed to several Dolphins players by 790 The Ticket reporter Josh Friedman, who took the tape of the comment into the locker room. The last sentence was not appreciated by any players.
"With what he had to work with," repeated defensive tackle Vonnie Holliday. "I guess that's the key, huh? You know what there's not much I can much about that. It definitely was a tough season last year. What I would say is, what did we have to work with as players?"
Ronnie Brown was jarred as well: "With what he had to work with, huh? Obviously Cam came in and we were in a tough situation and had a lot of injuries and that's always going to affect you. You know, it is what it is. We're here now. We've got a new situation. We're excited with what we're doing and we've got a new team. Everything will take care of itself between the lines.
"Personally, for myself, it is added motivation. I was on the offensive side of the ball and I feel like he's talking about us to a certain extent. All I can do is show him and do what I do and that's play the game. That's how I talk I guess."
Matt Roth's reaction?
"Wow. That's his opinion," Roth said. "If we get caught up in this game it won't look good. It's a different team. Believe what you want to believe. Last year was last year ...
"We've been forwarned about this. We've got tough players. It definitely ain't last year. Truthfully I like Cam. I thought he was a good coach. It just didn't work. Sometimes it doesn't gel right. We got a good coach with our coach upstairs. Somethings just work out. But I definitely feel comfortable with this new regime."
Holliday has some advice for Harbaugh:
"I think that's just a young coach, a young head coach," Holliday said. "And I think he'll look back on that comment and wish he didn't say that."
The Dolphins and Ravens play at Dolphin Stadium Sunday.