Everyone that writes about sports has their own style, just like with everything else. Some like to analyze numbers, some report the news, some bring humor and there are certainly more categories than just those.
I admit, you can call me a “homer”. I love writing about the teams I follow and I’m not ashamed of that. But being such a homer has an upside and a definite downside. When the teams are going good, the writing comes easily and flows like this lady’s hair. That said, when the teams are going crappy, writing becomes hard and awkard, much like when Tarvaris Jackson drops back and attempts a pass.
I’ll give you an example. Miami had a disappointing 6-10 season last year but I guess that everyone out there would rather relive that season than the one we’re going through right now. The defense was solid, J.T. won the Defensive Player of the year award and I guess we all were waiting for the magical third season where Nick Saban would lift this team over the top.
We all know how that played out after that, but during the season we had some things to hold on to. One of those things was a nasty, ribcage shattering defense. This is a post I wrote during last December, reminding everyone who wears the pants in South Florida.
Ironically, it’s been that “awesome” defense that has been our worst unit this season and probably the biggest reason we’re 0-7 right now. You can imagine then that after the New England beat down and the news that followed on Ronnie Brown that writing has become very though these days.
It’s just such a numb feeling. You sit here, you look for the little bright spots to hold on to but every day seems to bring a new low. And remember when I blamed Dave Wannstedt for this mess last week? Ironic that Peter King would mention the front office futility just just a few days later.
I mean, 0 for 56?? Is that even possible? Has that ever happened to any franchise during any period in time before? Seriously, take a mentally challenged giraffe and let him randomly pick out names from a bucket and I bet that he would do better than 0 for 56.
That statistic is so depressing that I don’t even know how to deal with that. But yes, that brings me back to where we are right now. I realize that things are going to get waaayy worse before they start to get better, but when they finally do turn around, I’m sure that we’ll appreciate it all even more.