The bad news is the Miami Dolphins have been so awful this season that getting quietly thumped by the San Diego Chargers 30-10 qualifies as progress.
So, here we are. Welcome to a season where losses are good, wins are bad, and blowout losses are measured in categories like hurricanes.
Through four games, the Dolphins have losses of 59-10, 43-0, 31-6, and 30-10, and they haven't scored in the second half yet. In any other year, someone would have called 911 by now, but in a season that is unapologetically all about losses and draft picks, the only regret the Dolphins seem to have is how good they are at being bad on purpose. It's one thing to try to do badly, but when you find out you're a natural, you can't help but feel a little sad about it.
The Dolphins have now been outscored 163-26 this season. The tank is strong.— Will Manso (@WillManso) September 29, 2019
Rosen to Parker ???????????? pic.twitter.com/ViWDzp1S7u— josh houtz (@houtz) September 29, 2019
The feel-goods were nice while they lasted, though. And we'll always have this gif, so that's fun, too.
As you might have expected, most Dolphins fans couldn't care less that Philip Rivers threw for a very business-like 310 yards and two touchdowns, with almost none of his usual weapons available on offense due to injury. Most Dolphins fans know what's up. The #TankForTua path to imperfection is now 25 percent complete.
Actually, don't bet on that. Definitely don't bet on that.