If there was ever even the slightest of chances that new Dolphins boss Bill Parcells would keep coach Cam Cameron around, that slight chance must have been erased when Parcells heard about a confrontation that Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter had with Cameron, passed along by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports:
According to several players, Porter stood up, in front of the whole team, and absolutely lambasted the coach using such words as "spineless" and basically called the coach a coward.
"We were all talking about it after because none of us had ever seen anything like it," said one player who asked not to be identified. "He crushed Cam. He basically called him gutless, a coward ...
"A head coach is supposed to stand up and take control with one yell. Cam basically said nothing."
Porter's rip, which included several barbs and curses, lasted a good three minutes or so.
"Joey was great but it was unbelievable," said another player. "But the best was at the end of it, after getting ripped into, cursed at and questioned all Cam said was, 'OK, glad we got that out, on to Cincinnati.' It was ridiculous. He never defended himself and it went on for a while."
The locker room applauded Porter for telling it like it is but shook their heads that Cameron just let it happen.
Signing Porter to a big free-agent contract during the off-season was a huge mistake for the Dolphins, but it's a mistake Cameron needed to figure out a way to deal with. If Cameron can't stand up to a guy like Porter, he has no business being an NFL head coach.