Sometimes an NFL story pops up so crazy that it’s tough to know exactly how to write about it. This is definitely one of those times.
This Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons face off with the struggling Miami Dolphins. Things were going poorly after Ryan Tannehill tore up the same knee the team decided only needed rest and not surgery. That was a poor decision. Then the team decided to drag Jay Cutler out of retirement to run the offense. That was another poor decision. Then a person who is allegedly Chris Foerster, Dolphins offensive line coach, allegedly sent a video (NSFW for multiple reasons, allegedly) of himself apparently snorting a white, powdery substance.
Sir, that’s not how you take headache powder.
Per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the person in the video is indeed the coach, allegedly. The video appears to be taken within the Dolphins facility, allegedly. The video, which again, is very NSFW, allegedly indicates the coach is snorting the unidentified, white, powdery substance just ahead of some meetings.
What does this mean, allegedly?
The Dolphins are already a mess. Foerster will probably be fired very quickly. Players and coaches will have to deal with the fallout and distraction of this mess before playing one of the top NFC teams that also happens to be coming off of a bye. This really is a disaster.
Don’t be surprised to see the line (no pun intended, allegedly) move even further in Atlanta’s favor. A struggling team can’t blow through (no pun intended, allegedly) coaches without serious repercussions. I hate to rail (no pun intended, allegedly) on this, but there is a lot to be said for a well run coaching staff.