Checklist for failure is all too fami...

Checklist for failure is all too familiar

There are 117 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 2, 2007, titled Checklist for failure is all too familiar. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

A checklist for another failing Dolphins season: You feel there's a greater chance of waking up next to a supermodel on any given Sunday than watching a Dolphins victory.

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Since: Sep 07

Columbus, OH

#1 Oct 2, 2007
Fire Cam!

Denver, CO

#2 Oct 2, 2007

That was classic and sadly all true !!!! Well at least your columns for the rest of the year will be more intersting than the Fins games.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Oct 2, 2007
marino13 wrote:
Fire Cam!

Denver, CO

#4 Oct 2, 2007
Truth wrote:
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Cause he can't coach evalute talent or motivate his players to perform, other than that he's a great coach

IE. Trent Green and Ronnie Brown. Is Chapman still on this roster Cam thought he was good enough to be a starter. What a moron !!!

Boca Raton, FL

#5 Oct 2, 2007
finally!! i was wondering if anyone else noticed that most of miami's previous top players are playing in new england!!!! what are the dolphins doing! i might as well try out for the team. can't get much worse.....

Salt Lake City, UT

#6 Oct 2, 2007
With all the past mistakes this organization has made it is going to take longer than 4 games to fix these problems. I do agree it's time to let Beck have a shot. Trent Green is done, you can stick a fork in him.
AC Collins

Casa Grande, AZ

#7 Oct 2, 2007
WORST TEAM IN THE NFL!!! WORST OWNER, GM AND IDIOT HEAD COACH! I hope you are happy garbage man wayne!

United States

#8 Oct 2, 2007
Bring back Ricky because he has "game" and weed.
John Avery

Huntersville, NC

#9 Oct 2, 2007
Dear David, One point to be added to your checklist----------

Not one Gutless sports writer for any of the three major(LOL)papers in South Florida will point out the DEFINITIVE constant of all these years of mediocrity. There has been ONE man alone who has not had to buy a ticket or sit in the pressbox to watch a debacle slowly morphing this team into uncharted waters---The waters of the Irrelevant and strangely, simultaneously the waters of the-- National Laughing Stock and the Leno Jokes to be engendered on a weekly basis.

BUT(Big, Huge But) will any journalist(ROTFLMAO) in South Florida call out the ONE man?? David, will you be the man to call him out?? The man who finally steps forward and says enough is enough. The fear factor must have abated by now for you guys(and girls), the fearless one I'm sure is still drilling him from 10 to 2:00 in the afternoon, but YOU choose to mention clueless Cam, and the underachieving moustache now messing up Pitt and the fisherman who LUCKED into TWO!!!!!! pretty favorable positions and then fell on his rotund face when he had to do it himself.

C'mon David step up, it will make you feel good. Write the article that will set you free. There is no interest in this morass outside of Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, I've related the gory details with calls to curiously courteous(people up hear are nice, even talk show hosts) sports shows in Charlotte and Atlanta, but who wants to talk about a franchise that is only interesting when Ricky is getting set to mess with them AGAIN!!

David---Tell the story and do it the way you can. It is worth telling.

United States

#10 Oct 2, 2007
I believe this team is the most boring,uninspired bunch that I have ever seen in my 35 years as a fan!
I hate to give up but.........
John Avery

Huntersville, NC

#11 Oct 2, 2007
David, Just realized that based on what you describe as "Irrational and pet theories" you are obviously not much of a cause and effect guy. I guess if Jesse Ventura would have remained as Governor of Minnesota with the inevitable flux to follow that you would have attributed problems to everything but The Body's tenure as Chief Executive of the 10,000 Lake State.
Coach Cam

Delray Beach, FL

#12 Oct 2, 2007
Curt wrote:
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Cause he can't coach evalute talent or motivate his players to perform, other than that he's a great coach
IE. Trent Green and Ronnie Brown. Is Chapman still on this roster Cam thought he was good enough to be a starter. What a moron !!!
Excuse me...EXCUSE ME! If I could have a moment of your time, I....hey, we need the thumbs to go in this ^ direction!! Let me tell you about a young man that we drafted this year by the name of Ted Ginn. You Dolphins fans are going to like Ted Ginn. I've known his family for years and they will bring alot to the Miami Dolphins organization. Let me tell you this - and I have to get back to begin game-planning for the Houston Texans- but Ted GINN is a Miami Dolphin, and Ted Ginn will make all of us proud. Maybe not against Houston, maybe not against Cleveland, but Ted Ginn will win us a ballgame if not this year, maybe next year. I've got to step back now to begin my game planning.(shouts heard from crowd - "Don't go"!!!!) Thank You.......

Miami, FL

#13 Oct 2, 2007
Hey john avery - WTF are you smoking? That was the strangest comment ever.
John Avery

Huntersville, NC

#14 Oct 2, 2007
David, Read these comments that you are inspiring. Is this the level of feedback that you are aspiring to. This prose is similiar to what you would read in a BCC Remedial English 101 Course.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Oct 2, 2007
Ever stop and think that every coach that works for Shitzinga sucks under him?

Ever stop and think that while Don Shula never had a losing season under Joe Robbie, and Jimmy Johnson won 3 super bowls with Jerry Jones and Cam Cameron went 14-2 last season under Alex Spanos.. Ever think the problem lies with the owner of the company? When does everyone wake up?

I've heard that.. "Wayne just writes checks" Bull Shiit till I was blue in the face.

The fact is: Everytime we have a position or part of our team solidified, we cut multiple players that got us there in the name of MONEY.

We are so below the cap it's a joke. This regime led by Shiit Wayne Shitzinga cares about one thing and one thing only: Maximizing profits while minamalizing losses.

Yes! Jerry Jones, Joe Robbie and Alex Spanos put winning above all. And Yes, Shitzinga puts profiteering above all. Now that we see the differences in owners, isn't it obvious how three great coaches sunk to the pits once they met Shiit Wayne? Isn't it crystal clear at this point?

The truth is: Shitzinga puts profits first and dynasties at around 5 or 7 of his priorities.

Get this through your skull and you will be much smarter than you were when you typed your initial response to me.

For extra bonus, I will provide a few links to catch you up on what Shitzinga is all about.
Be well my friend.
Curt wrote:
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Cause he can't coach evalute talent or motivate his players to perform, other than that he's a great coach
IE. Trent Green and Ronnie Brown. Is Chapman still on this roster Cam thought he was good enough to be a starter. What a moron !!!
John Avery

Huntersville, NC

#16 Oct 2, 2007
David, This gentleman named Truth actually provides sources and documentation for his comments. Sounds like what they may teach you at Northwestern or Columbia. You didn't go to one of those did you??

Honolulu, HI

#17 Oct 2, 2007
This is Miami's problem and when they get this problem fixed everything will fall in place.....CONSISTENCY! There is no consistency with coaches ( 4 coaches since Don Shula retired, I believe there were 8 Offensive coordinators since the beging of the Wannstedt era), no cosistency at qb, no consistancy at rb........But you look at the defense, there has been a lot more cosistency in that area and the results up until this season had been great. Lets bring something that this team can grow on and keep to it!
Post mortem

Covington, LA

#18 Oct 2, 2007
the best place for Ricky to go is Green Bay where they have everything but a running game.
The Dolphins haven't had a true architect or personell guru since Joe Thomas and Bobby Beathard.
There failures are due to ineptness in judging talent and finding great players consistantly every year in the draft.
The current organization Cam & Mueller further set the team back by letting talented players go for untested rookies.
Running back punts and kickoffs doesn't take skill it's more instinct. I haven't seen any explosiveness in Ginn or elusiveness. I don't see any raw natural ability same with Booker. they're 0-4 because they gave away thier depth on the d-line for rookies,i guess they thought they could play at the same level. You just don't wholesale replace people until you have an excellent replacements. I don't know if it's mueller or cameron or a two headed decision. But there's way too many bad personell decisions and who's ever making them needs to be replaced and ASAP!!!! Or else this team is going to be a doormat for years to come.
This was a test for cam & mueller and so far they've failed miserably. No rookies are making big plays and they've obviously weakend the team by thier moves.
You look at Belechick and by smart moves and drafting they built a solid core of players QB,OL,DL cherry picked thier needs from other teams and all contribute.
The dolphins have never built a strong offensive line and d-line at the same time and then added skill positions later.

Cadott, WI

#19 Oct 2, 2007
Cam had an 18-37 record at the University of Indiana. He appears to be running our Dolphins the same way he did the Hoosiers.

Phoenix, AZ

#20 Oct 2, 2007
Boy, am I glad that I have all those old Dan Marino games that I taped in my VHS....I can watch the Dolphins win some of he games and pretend it's this season's games.

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