In a season full of pain, the Miami Dolphins added yet another chapter to the misery, with a 30-28 loss to the almost-as-hapless Atlanta Falcons. After seven games, one might think a 1-6 record was the rock bottom of this downward spiral. But longtime Dolphins fans know: Not only can things get much worse, they likely will.
It seemed the Dolphins were about to break their losing streak. Tua Tagovailoa threw a potential game-winning touchdown to Mack Hollins moments earlier to take the lead, 28-27. Then, with only three seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Falcons scored a field goal to send the Dolphins home losers for the sixth game in a row. Sixth!
22 pending civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual harassment and assault.
It's truly incredible that the Dolphins appear intent on trading away a boatload of future assets for a player with that kind of off-the-field baggage. If that's not considered rock bottom this season, it's chilling to imagine something worse that would qualify.
Again, true Dolphins fans wouldn't dare call it since it can and will always get worse. After all, next week the Dolphins are playing the Buffalo Bills at a stadium built on a Native American burial ground (on Halloween).