When Cam Cameron was announced as HC last week, I really didn't know much about him. But I am finding out he is a very shrewd. Now I still don't know if he can be a HC in this league, but he is playing the PR angle to a tee.
He's got so many Fins fans already fawning all over him. Hes already filled the void of affection that Saban had going in to week 16. As a harsh critic of Saban, and someone who wanted him fired, I was constantly engaged in debate with "give him time", "objective people know hes smart", "if we fire him, he'll just go somewhere else and win SBs"...blah, blah, blah. I didn't buy that about Saban, and as of right now, I am with-holding judgement on Cam Cameron.
We should all be hopeful with Cameron. He seems like a decent guy and seems to have a concept of what he wants to do with the Dolphins. But some here are getting all wrapped up in irrelevant minutiae. He sent an email to the season ticket holders and people are on the boards saying things like, "wow", "class", "stupendous". I feel like I am watching Charlotte's Web and you guys are describing Wilbur.
My thoughts on the email, his statements about his affinity for S. Florida, his passion for this job are pretty much, "Ok, great. Go win some games". Maybe I am just getting old and cynnical, but I like to think that I have standards as a Miami Dolphins fan (since 1971) and that I will judge him based on the performance of the team.
I just want to caution some of you about falling in "love" with this guy. Some of you did that with Saban and look where that got you. Be optimistic, fine, but don't be blinded by loyalty. Saban had a cult following. Cam Cameron should not have that type of loyalty. Hope for the best, expect the worst, evaluate the reality of the situation.
I have to give it to Fins fans...as jilted and abused as we have been by coaches, you guys don't let it bother you. After the buildup and offseason pickups of the 1995 Dolphins (every Fins fan was convinced were going to the SB because the coach we loved told us so) seeing how pathetic they were, I have never given a coach 100% support.
I was glad to see Shula go, twice as glad to see JJ go, my heart went out to Wannstedt because he was so pathetic, and I was just amazed at how poorly Saban coached and yet no one wanted him held accountable. I hope we don't go thru this with Cameron.