Who's calling the plays?

There are 16 comments on the Dec 6, 2007, South Florida Sun-Sentinel story titled Who's calling the plays?. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Is there a breakdown in communication? While Dolphins coach Cam Cameron insisted he was calling the plays last Sunday, quarterback John Beck said he was under the impression the plays came directly from the ...

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Rat Boy

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#45 Dec 8, 2007
WHO CARES!!! Why is this such a big story?!?!?! I don't care WHO is calling the plays - this team is 0-12 because we have no talent, not because of who is calling the plays. We can't call an aggressive offensive game plan because every part of our offense is horrible right now. But most of your Dolphins' fans can't understand that. You actually believe that it's the play calling that's losing our games - not the bad offesnive line, rookie QB, third-string RB starting or the super young WR out there.
azz

Tuscumbia, AL

#46 Dec 8, 2007
GEEZUZ! Isn't this the reason the guy was brought here? To call the freakin plays?
I hope this guy figures out how to do his job sometime before next year, because I can't see firing him and bringing yet another new coach...
cowboys fan

Pompano Beach, FL

#47 Dec 8, 2007
West-Sider wrote:
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Bingo,'Woodrow.' I guess I'm just not as clear when trying to describe it as you.
Hey, another little tidbit about Jason Garrett. This guy is not what the public thinks he is, believe me. He comes from a football family, his Dad has been a college head coach and been an NFL (Dallas) scout for years. The family is all well educated but to a man Jim, Judd & Jason (I don't know the others) all believe that they invented the game and everyone else should be carrying their water. Here's a link < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Garrett> ;
I can remember at the Indy combine, Jim (the old man) would always stake out the primo seat at the finish line for the 40 ..... about 45 minutes before they even ran the event!
When ever they'd run the 40s, the scouts all have their own watch (the combine people down on the field would record the official times of course) but Jim would always call out the times 'he recorded' and if yours wasn't the same as his ..... YOU WERE WRONG! Jim would always insinuate that he had the OFFICIAL stopwatch time in the seats. Those 3 are Un-Bee-lievable! More arrogant football guys I've never met. It'll be interesting after Jerry names him the head coach, when they don't agree on something ..... I'd give anything to see that showdown.
Not only that but Jerry's sons & daughter (hottie!) are involved with the team. The first time Jason tells Cherie (I think her name is) to run get him a cup of coffee .... I'm chuckling just thinking about this scenario.
Say what you want he is the best offensive coordinator in pro football period. Sounds like you have a little problem there west- sider.Keep Mularkey and who knows when you will win a game.
blue

Woodbridge, VA

#48 Dec 8, 2007
You dopes...Kippy Brown is calling the plays!
Jerry Falwell II

Boca Raton, FL

#49 Dec 8, 2007
This Just In ...

The Miami Dolphins may be 0 and 12, but John Beck has done it. Yes, he's done it, sportsfans!***IT'S NOW OFFICIAL..*** The rookie quarterback, the BYU sensation, scoreless though he is on the field on the field, has now made it with all 12 Miami Dolphin cheerleaders!!!!!!!!!!

One of the Dolphin cheerleaders, asking to remain anonymous, sighed: "Man, that Mormon can HUMP!"

Beck now ranks second in the time it's taken a pro quarterback to score with the entire corps of team cheerleaders; Joe Namath holding the title when in 1965 he "nailed 'em all" 45 minutes after he signed with the New York Jets.

Sorry, Dolphins, but the Jets did it to you again. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

When reached for comment, Beck had this to say: "Yeah, baby!"

One reporter asked Beck how this would, you'll excuse the expression, "go down" with his well-known and highly publicized Mormon upbringing.

Beck, however, seemed unconcerned, nonchalantly responding: "Yeah, those chicks bought *all* that holy-holy cwap, they lapped it up! Just like all the other suckers did. It works like a charm every time. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ! YEAH, BABY!"

When word of Beck's conquests reached fellow Mormon Mitt Romney, the aspiring presidential nominee exclaimed: "Why, that little cocker! First, he gets all the pusswah in Utah, then he starts nailin''em in Miami. Son of a @#$%^&*$%^"

Since: Dec 07

Los Olivos, CA

#50 Dec 8, 2007
Woodstrock wrote:
After re-reading this article about the playcalling, I have to ask one question: WHY DOES IT MATTER? Cameron says all calls go through him. Green signaled in the calls after the call was made. I don't care if the calls come from on-high prior to that, but Cameron has taken responsibility for all of the offensive calls.
This is what is called - in the construction industry - as 'means and methods'. If this is how the Dolphins want to do it - their 'means and methods'- of running offensive plays, then so be it. And as in the construction industry, for someone outside the field, or someone with no responsibility in this, there really isn't any grounds for you to dictate their 'means and methods'. That's their business. So what's the big deal? Trying to find a story where none exists - and trying to fill a column - is apparently the deal here.
Nice post woodstrock. As usual.

Regarding your earlier post about Garrett, I think he'd go anywhere for a head coach job. True when he was hired in Dallas his job title was still nebulous, but now that he's on OC not a HC, and with Philips' success in Dallas, you gotta know he's wondering how long he'd have to wait for that HC spot to open.

I think getting rid of Cam is a bad idea, but I've no control over that decision whatsoever, if we do get rid of him, I'd love to see J. Garrett here as an HC.

Bottom line is, new coach = starting over all over again.

I don't care how bad the next 3 years are, I personally already know that a new head coach every year or 2 doesn't work, may as well see what continuity can bring.

As everyone here knows, I really like what this management has done with player personnel. Save me the welker and punter talk haters, I've included those decisions in my assesment.

This team has a great group of young promising players and a draft full of picks next year. It's gonna take 2 years for next years class to develop, and this year's class will be coming into it's prime. Sorry to say this for you impatient fairweather types, but we'll only know if Cameron is the guy if we give him a chance for 2 full more years.

This years record is meaningless. Patriots undefeated (possibly), dolphins winless (possibly), Favre breaking all of marino's records and umpteen injuries, this season is snakebitten and completely irrelevant other than to develop young talent.

I just saw the "questionable list" for the fins this weekend, Traylor and Booker (both quitting in my mind), Crowder, Roth, and Lehan, and Chatman.

Our offense can't score, our defense was awful before being decimated, this could be another rough week.

You gotta take some magic with you this week Woodstrock!

Since: Dec 07

Los Olivos, CA

#51 Dec 8, 2007
Jerry Falwell II wrote:
This Just In ...
The Miami Dolphins may be 0 and 12, but John Beck has done it. Yes, he's done it, sportsfans!***IT'S NOW OFFICIAL..*** The rookie quarterback, the BYU sensation, scoreless though he is on the field on the field, has now made it with all 12 Miami Dolphin cheerleaders!!!!!!!!!!
One of the Dolphin cheerleaders, asking to remain anonymous, sighed: "Man, that Mormon can HUMP!"
Beck now ranks second in the time it's taken a pro quarterback to score with the entire corps of team cheerleaders; Joe Namath holding the title when in 1965 he "nailed 'em all" 45 minutes after he signed with the New York Jets.
Sorry, Dolphins, but the Jets did it to you again. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
When reached for comment, Beck had this to say: "Yeah, baby!"
One reporter asked Beck how this would, you'll excuse the expression, "go down" with his well-known and highly publicized Mormon upbringing.
Beck, however, seemed unconcerned, nonchalantly responding: "Yeah, those chicks bought *all* that holy-holy cwap, they lapped it up! Just like all the other suckers did. It works like a charm every time. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ! YEAH, BABY!"
When word of Beck's conquests reached fellow Mormon Mitt Romney, the aspiring presidential nominee exclaimed: "Why, that little cocker! First, he gets all the pusswah in Utah, then he starts nailin''em in Miami. Son of a @#$%^&*$%^"
this is both offensive and funny. I'm a south park fan, and if Beck were a bronco QB, I could see them doing a whole episode like this.

Since: Dec 07

Los Olivos, CA

#52 Dec 8, 2007
Woodstrock wrote:
<quoted text> Look, more wisdom from our favorite troll. Weren't you a Pats fan on another forum?
He's a fan of anybody playing the dolphins.

Since: Dec 07

Los Olivos, CA

#53 Dec 8, 2007
anonymous wrote:
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And you know this how?..From everything you read and watch on tv, or because he was smart enough to turn down the Dolphins job, because he didn't want to work with Wanny or Spielman. Ask the people at CBS Sports who work with Marino and they will tell you how much Marino cares about the franchise. Oh that's right you can't because you're on the outside looking in as some loudmouth on couch. I'm sure you will reply with some angry post because "you're a legend in your mind" who knows the most about football on your street. Wow!...impressive. Don't be so quick to dish out insults on the internet, because you may just be the one that ends up looking foolish.
That's four posters in a row that you've berated for having an opinion.

You want to be revered? Tell us who you are "anonymous" and then back up your claims.

Otherwise stop discouraging dolphin fans from posting just because you don't agree with them.

We finally get forum that's not completely riddled with Jet fans, and I agree with few of these people, but at least they are dolphin fans. This forum is for them!

Since: Dec 07

Los Olivos, CA

#54 Dec 8, 2007
cowboys fan wrote:
<quoted text>Say what you want he is the best offensive coordinator in pro football period. Sounds like you have a little problem there west- sider.Keep Mularkey and who knows when you will win a game.
I agree that Garrett is a great OC, and I'm a big fan of his.

I don't think WS said anything too offensive about the Garretts though, just that he thought they were kind of into themselves. Lots of succesful people are, I bet if Jason himself read that he'd laugh.

Take it with a grain of salt and chalk it up to difference of opinion.
Broward Resident

AOL

#55 Dec 9, 2007
The Truth wrote:
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The question wasn't wrong. When talking about scripting plays teams will script anywhere from the 1st to the 20th play of the game. That means they are going to have a list of plays they will run no matter what the score is or what the defense does 99% of the time. Scripting plays is different then calling plays. Teams do not script plays the whole game. Once a team runs through their scripted plays then it is based on many different factors that I don't have time or the need to mention.
How Dare You Challenge the West-Sider!.. His word is gospel ... Just ask him ..He will bar you from these columns if you get out of line again ...
Broward Resident

AOL

#56 Dec 9, 2007
West-Sider wrote:
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I know EVERYTHING about pro football, I only spent a handful of years in it ..... have you found discrepancies with any facts I've stated?
If so, spit em out !
WOW ... The West-Sider has spoken... For someone that defends the Cam like a 10-2 coach .. Your everything don't mean much !

Since: Dec 07

West Palm Beach, FL.

#57 Dec 13, 2007
jahndoh wrote:
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You gotta take some magic with you this week Woodstrock!
I tried... but we didn't even know the Dolphins were without 5 late scratches for the game (and I thought Miami media coverage was bad). When the team goes 4/5 wides and only has 3 WRs on the field, you can't do a whole lot with that. And no, not excuses. Reality. Miami looked like a JV team at times against the Bills.

Since: Dec 07

Los Olivos, CA

#58 Dec 13, 2007
Woodstrock wrote:
<quoted text> I tried... but we didn't even know the Dolphins were without 5 late scratches for the game (and I thought Miami media coverage was bad). When the team goes 4/5 wides and only has 3 WRs on the field, you can't do a whole lot with that. And no, not excuses. Reality. Miami looked like a JV team at times against the Bills.
Yep. It's only becoming more and more obvious that when a team can only muster 8 players out of the last 10 draft classes, then has a few (or A LOT of) injuries, coupled with a new coach and new offensive and defensive systems....

the result is ugly.

We appreciate your representation though. Only a real fan goes to buffalo in december of an 0-12 (then) season.

Cheers

Since: Dec 07

West Palm Beach, FL.

#59 Dec 13, 2007
jahndoh wrote:
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Yep. It's only becoming more and more obvious that when a team can only muster 8 players out of the last 10 draft classes, then has a few (or A LOT of) injuries, coupled with a new coach and new offensive and defensive systems....
the result is ugly.
We appreciate your representation though. Only a real fan goes to buffalo in december of an 0-12 (then) season.
Cheers
I'm always more than happy to support the Dolphins. Thanks for the props.

“The Best Is Yet To Come...”

Since: Jan 07

South Florida

#60 Dec 13, 2007
Woodstrock wrote:
<quoted text> I'm always more than happy to support the Dolphins. Thanks for the props.
Right with both of you, brofans. This has been a year in Hell as a Miami Dolphins fan. But I agree...patience is needed here more than anything. And loyalty.

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