When Cam Cameron came out to address the Dolphins fans at their draft party after they selected Ted Ginn Jr over Brady Quinn he was met with a chorus of boos from the crowd. His response to calm them down?
“I’ve known this young man for over 10 years. I’ve watched this young man for a long time.’ You will be thrilled every time you watch him as a punt returner.”
Ummm… didn’t Cam Cam just spend a top 10 pick on Ginn? And yet he referred to him as a punt returner when he addressed the Dolphins fans. I’ll put aside my obvious Notre Dame bias for a second and imagine that I was a Dolphins fan.
Ok, I’m a Dolphins fan…. Now my team is about to release Dante Culpepper and only have Miss Cleo and Joey Harrington at quarterback and we already have a pretty good #1 receiver in Chris Chambers and now we drafted a receiver known to have bad hands and poor route running technique.
Hmmmm…. I don’t think i want to hear that this kid is going to be a great punt returner – at least not with the 10th pick. Come on Cam, your fan base is pissed you passed on a quarterback and your response is “You will be thrilled every time you watch him as a punt returner?” How about something like, “We feel we drafted a dynamic receiver who is going to make teams scheme against him because his speed causes a match-up problem every time he steps on the field?”
Wait, I guess that would have made too much sense, just like drafting a potential franchise quarterback over a “punt returner” would have made sense.