Miami Dolphins At 50: Coaches

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From 1966 to 1995, the Miami Dolphins were coached by two men. Since then the coaching carousel has hit ludicrous speed with the team hiring eight coaches in that nearly two decade time frame.

So this isn’t much of a top 10 since there has only been that exact number of coaches in the franchise’s history. Also, everyone in their right mind knows who’s number one anyway.

With that, let’s dive into the dark, dank waters of the nine other Miami Dolphins coaches before we all reminisce about how great a coach Don Shula was.

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No. 10 – Cam Cameron

Ugh. Cam Cameron was brought in to create a fun, wide open offense that Dolphins fans have craved since the days of Dan Marino and the Marks Brothers. What Cameron created instead was the opposite of fun.

He began his first draft by wasting his initial pick on Ted Ginn Jr., who was a decent enough player and good return specialist but not for a first round pick.

Cameron also brought in oft-injured quarterback Trent Green, who started in only five games, and decided that he should be the offensive coordinator as well.

He even managed to pull off one of the worst, most ill-fated trades in franchise history. He sent Wes Welker to the New England Patriots for some magic beans (okay, a second and seventh round pick in the 2007 draft which turned into Samson Satele and Abraham Wright).

Aside from a steady lack of foresight, injuries plagued the team. Green missed significant time resulting in Cleo Lemon making seven starts. Top running back Ronnie Brown was lost to injury while Ricky Williams’ comeback with the team lasted less than one game.

To add further insult to the franchise, the team acted like they won the Super Bowl when they earned their first, and only, victory against the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 16, 2007.

To his credit, he did draft Brandon Fields…but the less said about the worst season in franchise history and this coach the better.