by Matt Snyder
Sometimes you can't make a coordinator into a head coach in the NFL. Malcolm Cameron (yes, that's Cam Cameron's real name, though I guess it's reassuring to know his name isn't Cameron Cameron) would be a perfect illustration. He's a great offensive coordinator, yet his one head coaching stint in the NFL resulted in disaster, as he went 1-15 with the Dolphins last season.
I remembered thinking it was an awful hire for the Dolphins, simply because -- even though he's a great offensive mind -- he was such a terrible head coach at Indiana, my alma mater. I endured watching 38-35 losses on a weekly basis during college, thanks to Cam's lack of defensive prowess. He couldn't even get to a bowl game with Antwaan Randle-El and his high-octane offense. Seriously, if you can't succeed in the Big Ten, how are you cutting it in the AFC East?
Today, Cameron won his second game of the season in Miami, as an opposing offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. Coincidentally, his lone victory in Miami last season came against the Ravens.
Just as was the case last year, I'm sure Dolphins fans are happy to see him exit South Florida.
Cam Cameron Won More Games in Miami This Year Than He Did as Their Head Coach originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sun, 04 Jan 2009 15:58:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.