The phrase “because we aren’t allowed to have nice things” gets thrown around way to much out there. It was a funny to say a few years ago, but then everyone started applying to every situation where something bad happened. But for the 2018 Miami Dolphins, it really does seem that they aren’t supposed or allowed to have any good fortune at all. This week of terrible, bad luck things that just keep happening to the Dolphins is standout and self-proclaimed and pretty right on CB Xavien Howard is week to week and Adam Gase says he’s not sure if he’s going to play on Sunday against the Patriots.

And The Hits Just Keep On Coming

Miami started the year playing in the longest NFL game of all time in week 1 due to a lightning storm. Then injury after injury after injury starting after stupid situation started happening. They lost their two free agent starting linemen for the season, their free agent starting receiver for the season, their starting DT for the season, their starting QB for 5 games, other starting receiver for around 7 games, their starting CB for 2-3 games, other backups for multiple games or for the season, their all-pro safety decided to not come back into a game because his feelings were hurt, both their starting offensive tackles were ruled out two hours before a game started, the team couldn’t hold two double digit leads in the 4th quarter. I’m sure I’m missing other things as well, but I got the highlights. Now their best player, Xavien Howard, I’m seeing on the bottom line on Espn is likely out and I feel bad. And the thing is, I don’t like to feel bad. Feeling bad sucks and I don’t recommend it for anyone.

Xavien Howard’s Loss Means What?

It means everything. Xavien Howard is Miami’s best player and is the current AFC player of the week after having two INTs last week. He leads the league in INTs and has consistently taken out the other teams best receiver when Matt Burke was smart enough to line Howard up on him. His star is on the rise and not having him out there meaning the always splendid Tyler Mctyer and the question mark that is Cornell Armstrong will have to pick up the slack. Not sure about you, but I don’t have a lot of confidence in them in defending Tom Brady. 

And You Know What 

Somehow someway, the Dolphins will still hang against the Patriots. It makes no sense why they would, but maybe that’s the exact reason why they will. All the Patriots don’t play well in Miami talk needs to get amped up to 11, and it will, for Miami to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. 

Or, the Dolphins get lit up exactly like they should and Earth rotates without a hitch. 

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PS- Here’s Xavien Howard’s highlights last year against the Patriots to make you feel good for a second and then bad right after that second.

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