Dolphins Fire Cameron
The Miami Dolphins fired Cam Cameron as their coach today after a 1-15 season.
New front office chief Bill Parcells now has his expected housecleaning well under way. Parcells fired Randy Mueller as the team's general manager on Monday, the day after the regular season ended.
Parcells hired Dallas Cowboys scouting executive Jeff Ireland to replace Mueller on Wednesday.
It is believed that Parcells will pursue a coach with whom he was worked closely in the past. Some Parcells associates have mentioned Cowboys offensive line coach Tony Sparano, Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley and Cardinals running backs coach Maurice Carthon as possibilities.
Cameron was hired by the Dolphins after Nick Saban left the team following last season. He managed only one victory in his rookie season as an NFL head coach.
The Dolphins join the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens in the head coaching market.
"This is a difficult decision, and I want to thank Cam and the rest of his staff for their work this past season," Ireland said in a written statement released by the Dolphins. "By making this decision now, it gives all of the coaches the greatest chance to pursue other opportunities."
The Dolphins announced that they were retaining two of Cameron's assistants, linebackers coach George Edwards and assistant special teams coach Steve Hoffman. The club did not retain highly regarded defensive coordinator Dom Capers.
By Mark Maske |
January 3, 2008; 9:50 AM ET
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