ORLANDO -- Jordan Cameron is in a slump.
And it might be the worst one of his career.
For the second week in a row, Cameron had an ugly drop. This one came on third-and-long in the first half of the Dolphins’ preseason win over the Falcons. Cameron was wide open, but turned to run before securing the ball.
“I've just got to catch the ball,” Cameron said. “My history, I don't think I've been a guy known for dropping the ball. I just have to focus more. The one I had today, I was looking away, trying to make something happen. That's a basic fundamental. I just have to catch the ball.”
Drops have plagued Cameron in practice too, so this isn’t a fluke occurence.
He has had problems in the end zone in each of the past two weeks. Cameron botched a sure touchdown last week against the Cowboys; on Thursday, he again couldn’t pull in a goal-line pass, although in fairness there was tight coverage on the play.
“I don't even think about it,” Cameron said of his slump. “I think [the media] think about it more than I do. I've just got to play better and watch the ball into my hands and play. It's not something I'm concerned with.
“I've just got to catch the ball,” he continued. “It's football. It's not my first one, it won't be my last one. Maybe it's a funk, but i don't think about it as much as I think everyone else does. It's not a concern for me. We'll get things rolling in the season when it matter.”
Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Cameron “is doing a lot of things right.” Most notably: his seal-off block sprung Arian Foster for a the starting offense’s only touchdown.
“It happens. It's the NFL. We had some other guys have some drops,” Gase said. “Sometimes it happens. We'll move on, move onto the next play.”