In the first quarter of yesterday's Dolphins loss to the Seahawks, Ryan Tannehill let loose a bomb in the general direction of a wide-open, streaking Kenny Stills. Nothing but green grass stood between Stills and a touchdown. Dolphins fans everywhere stood in expectation of a huge momentum-shifting play. There was only one thing Still had to do to give the Fins a 10-3 lead and an amazing start to the new NFL season: catch the ball.
He did not do that thing. Nope, not even close. Definitely did not catch it.
Stills dropping what might have been the nicest pass of Tannehill's NFL career was one of many missed opportunities for the Dolphins in a game they had every chance of winning but eventually lost 12-10 after a late Seahawks touchdown. Once again, the Dolphins found new and exciting ways to disappoint us. At this point, it's on us for expecting anything more.
Twitter, as you might expect, did not exactly react favorably to Stills leaving seven much-needed points rolling around on the ten-yard line.
Kenny Stills... That play is a microcosm of the last 15 years for me as a Dolphins fan— Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) September 11, 2016
UNBELIEVABLE DUDE AND PEOPLE ARE STILL GONNA SAY TANNEHILL CANT THROW THE DEEP BALL— Jared (@jaredv87) September 11, 2016
Oh my Kenny Stills. Oh my. Holy. Oh my.— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) September 11, 2016
HOW DO YOU DROP THAT!!!— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 11, 2016
Still cursing Kenny Stills pic.twitter.com/0w16fRMAJG— Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) September 11, 2016
It's 4 hrs later and I still think I'm going to have nightmares about Kenny stills dropping that pass.— Connor Houser (@Connor_Houser1) September 12, 2016
Kenny Stills dropping a wide open TD pass is poetic justice for him taking a knee during the anthem especially on 9/11.— Scott Kinville (@ScottKinville13) September 12, 2016
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Why did the Fins lose? Two words- Kenny Stills— Nick Cottrell (@KingNick88) September 12, 2016
If Kenny Stills wakes up this morning feeling as if he's failed dolphins fans everywhere.... Its because he fucking did— Bill Gluckman (@Vincent_jamess) September 12, 2016
Yup, the Dolphins are back.