When your on this staff of managers it’s really easy. You look at your roster and you pay the guys that go out and play every single game, every single down. If your one of the players on this Miami Dolphins team and you dream of getting a better pay day, then for you it’s also a simple task. Go out in practice and play 110% as the old adage’ goes. Then when it’s game time, you go out and you play every down, every second, at that same rate. You learn, you listen, you get better, and you produce.
If you don’t believe that, look no further than Patrick Cobbs and now WR Greg Camarillo. Cobbs’ signed an extension a few weeks ago that puts him on the Phins roster for 2 more years and last night the Dolphins inked Camarillo to a 3 year deal. The undrafted WR who came to Miami last season and scored the only winning touchdown of the Dolphins year inked for a reported 6 million dollars.
The contract is proof that hard work and dedication earns you not only that elusive contract, but also respect. Head coach Tony Sparano had this to say about his simple WR.
“He goes a million miles an hour,” Sparano said. “He practices every day , like he’s one step away from losing his job, which gives him a little bit of an edge.”
Camarillo has become a fan favorite with his gritty work ethic and exceptional “want to” attitude. He plays every down and works to find a way to get open. The last time the Dolphins had an undersized WR that just made plays they watched him go in an off-season trade that was made possible by a fabled “poison pill” deal that was rescinded. His name of course is Wes Welker. Greg Camarillo is helping fans ease through that pain of two years.
For Camarillo, his pay increase goes from a base close to 455,000K to around 2 million per year. Finally, someone gets it. Pay the guys that produce, pay the guys that want to be here. For Camarillo…Miami just became his home.
In other news, the Dolphins signed former Florida Gator DE Joe Cohen. Cohen plays near the 300 mark in weight and is 6-2. He fills the practice squad void that was left after last weeks transactions.