Yes, I know, you make your own breaks. I know, the harder your work, the easier it is.
But the pendulum swings right and then it swings left.
Last week, we shot ourselves in the foot so often, that we couldn't help but gift wrap that game to Buffalo. We put a big red bow on top too!
Not to dwell on the past, but Tannehill opens with a pick six. Ooops.
The next series, Fields punts a boomer for 70+ yards and our idiot cover team has 3 guys down there and two eligible players watch as the ineligible teammate downs the ball. Flag. 5 yards, repeat the down and the rekick is now returned to our 46 yard line. So instead of Buffalo starting from the shadow of their goal posts they are on our side of the 50. Ooops.
Sturgis lines up a 51 yarder. Gets a good leg into it. It looks good....drifting right....clank!!! Off the upright and bounces out. No Good. Ooops.
A missed block after a poor decision to pass with a 1 point lead leads to the fatal fumble. Ooops.
After a great kick off return, we set up shop on our 46 with 25 seconds left to get 20 yards. Incomplete, incomplete, then on 3rd down, with 13 seconds left, Tannehill steps up and sees an open Hartline racing down the left sideline. He is open by 2 yards, this is the game winner, soon to be known as the "MIRACLE IN MIAMI"!
Over thrown, over whelmed, just plain over. Ooops.
We couldn't catch a break or we didn't make our breaks. Either way, we lost.
Sunday, we are faced with a monumental task. Oh no, New England isn't that good. No.
We face ourselves on Sunday. We face the same people we have seen in the mirror since birth. The same person our loved ones call brother, father, son and friend. Ourselves.
We are loved and yet even loothed by our own misgivings. We are appreciated and doubted. All in one sentence.
But we do have gifts. God given abilities to run fast, throw far, think ahead of our counter parts, out muscle others. We do have these attributes.
The only question remaining is whether or not we can use them wisely and often. We are at a cross roads for this season. 3 losses in a row. 1 division loss out of 1 division game.
Can we believe in the face in the mirror? Can we?
Because if we can, then that would be the biggest break we can get this Sunday going up to New England.
Just believing we can go into their backyard and beat a team who is beatable.
If we can play with confidence, then I believe, we won't be ooopsing away another game.
I believe we can fight the good fight and make our own breaks.
And if a clank or two goes our way, we'll take it!
Dolfan since 12/25/1971