Last year, it was Matt Roth. For months, we attributed his disappearance on the practice field as a byproduct of his penchant for excessive partying and barroom brawling. Without the slightest legitimate explanation from our team's top brass, we'd come to our own conclusion: Roth was hindered by the extreme sexual phenomenon knowns as "daggerin'" practiced by some Jamaicans. By midseason, he was straight up cut from the roster without the slightest public provocation or even for the exchange of nary a 7th-round draft pick (likely a LB from OSU). Our organization had already said so much without saying - well - anything, that Roth's excommunication from the team seemed to be a league-wide foregone conclusion. Roth was summarily picked up by the Browns and has enjoyed some modest success in his tenure with them.
Now the daggerin' bug has hit Channing Crowder. Crowder has been out since the week after our first preseason game and has been seen riding the exercise bike ever since. It was expected that Crowder would start aside Dansby and that this new defense (plus the Dansby acquisition) would allow Channing to fly around more, make plays. Sparano spoke of this. Dansby spoke of this. Crowder spoke of this. Obviously this was exciting news for many of us that can acknowledge Channing's decent coverage skills/comedic timbre but tend to be skeptical about his nose for the football. So the question becomes: in an organization where there is such a clear line between being 'hurt' and being 'injured' and your responsibility to be on the field is at a premium regardless of your condition, are we seeing the last days of Channing Crowder as a Dolphin? Is this something that particularly upsets you? Are the muted responses of Sparano - similar to the official tone they adopted in our Rothian days - an indication that this team is going to move forward without him permanently in the coming days or weeks?
And another thing: are the Dolfan Bandits paid by the organization to attend every game in every city and always appear on camera or are they just two dudes that are absolutely fucking LOADED with cash? I'm perplexed!
Your thoughts in the comments.
Kickass Ticket Update: The Dude received all 30 tickets for our L.A. Sparks Montreal Allouettes Vancouver Grizzlies Miami Dolphins game against those god awful New York Jests. Finally, some piece of mind regarding that crap. Don't forget to email me your number if you're coming to the tailgate.