Omar Kelly took 246 words of an 852 word article, " Ten Reasons for Dolphins Fans to have Optimism," to finally get to a positive concept. That means it took 29% of a written article to get to a positive concept.
Omar, I am proud you tried. But truth be told, I lost all respect for you years ago when you said Soliai was a liability on this team and should be cut ("I know lineman. He will never make it in the NFL." [paraphrased]). What do you think now Omar? Should we cut Paul Soliai, big number 96? LOL
And yet, even in the midst of enumerating the positives and an optimistic outlook, you still write pessimistically. In the very first of the ten, you talk about the offensive "weaponry." You ended the first entry with "if everyone stays healthy." Nice and Positive! LOL
The next 3 entries were shockingly optimistic. Good Job Omar!
Then we get to the Quarterback entry number 5. Instead of saying we may have one of the deepest QB stables in the NFL, you say "if he [Tannehill] is not good enough" at least we have Matt Moore. LOL Positive - Optimistic!
6 through 8 were okay - pretty positive. Then, we get to number 9: Jeff Ireland. Really? That was an Optimistic Entry???
Omar, Omar, Omar! 4 to 5 of your Optimistic Points start from a root assumption of negativity. I imagine you would tell your kids in a very positive way [the following is a dramatization for effect]: "Okay Junior, your mom went to the toy store to buy you a shiny new bike. You will love it. It has 18 speeds, chrome and cool neon pinstripes. Let's just hope mom doesn't have an accident on her way home." LOL
That is how you write Omar. You are so damaged, so negative - such a defeatist.
This is preseason (training camp). It is the start of a BRAND NEW DAY. All of you sports writers should [at least] focus on the possibilities and the future success of our team. Throw in a concern here or there, but stay positive. If I were a casual fan, I would hate to read South Florida articles about the Dolphins. They all read defeatist, negative. They read as if we have no chance at a winning football team. You guys hurt the local vendors. You hurt ticket sales. You hurt me! Stop it!!!
Miami will win 10-11 games (minimum) this year. Now that is a positive statement... Learn and Assimilate!