You know how you know if your website has really started to "make it"? It's not when you get good feedback from readers. It's when you get an e-mail like the one I'm about to show you from a person who calls himself "Shane Mularkey." The e-mail was titled, "comments on articles about mike mularkey." Here's part of the e-mail, edited for content:
sincerely. f*ck you assf*ck
So is this Mike Mularkey's son? It could be. Either way, it's clear that English class is not one of this writer's strong points (see "sware" instead of "swear" and "prey" instead of "pray"). Regardless of if this is his son, I find him very amusing and hope I hear back from him soon.
Of course, the thing that is most interesting is the fact that he claims to know more about football than me but then is criticising me for saying Mike Mularkey is a bad head coach and offensive coordinator. Isn't that an oxymoron?
First off, ask any Bills' fan what they think of Mularkey as a head coach. In fact, click this link to read a Buffalo fan's opinion of him. Enough said. And as far as offensive coordinator, the numbers don't lie. He wasn't successful as Miami's offensive coordinator. And he was a terrible play caller. Any good play caller knows to get the ball into the hands of the offense's best player. Cam Cameron did that in San Diego (Tomlinson), Sean Payton does that in New Orleans (Bush), and John Fox does that in Carolina (Steve Smith). Your job as an offensive coordinator is to be creative and get the ball to your playmakers. The Dolphins best offensive player is Ronnie Brown, but Mularkey chose to pass it over 60% of the time, relying on guys like Joey Harrington and Cleo Lemon. If that's not bad playcalling, I don't know what is.
Regardless, I hope to hear from "Shane Mularkey" again, if for no other reason than the fact that I can always use a good laugh.
**UPDATE**: In Mike Mularkey's bio on the team's official site, it does say he has a son named Shane. So this e-mail could have come from one of Mike's actual children. Or it could be from a guy with way too much time on his hands. Either way, it doesn't matter to me because I, as a fan, have a right to an opinion. And my opinion of Mike Mularkey is that he was a terrible offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. End of story.