Yes, it can.
Down about the PR hit from Dan Reeves departure? Unhappy with the fingerpointing and bickering? Feeling hopeless?
Look, you could be a Cardinals fan.
Yeah, I know, that's a cheapshot. And a stale punchline. They just made the Super Bowl and played proudly. But have you seen what's happened there the last 24 hours?
- Their OC, Todd Haley, has become HC in Kansas City.
- They just fired their DC, Clancy Pendergast.
- WR Anquan Boldin is again agitating to leave, arguing that his relationship with the team, "can't be repaired."
And they won the NFC. The Cardinals Nation will now hold its collective breath and hope that Kurt Warner returns. Can anybody, even the most avid Arizona fan, see a repeat with Matt Leinart at the controls?
It's the first week of February. Free agency has yet to start. The team has yet to assemble its first draft board. We don't know who will be cut and who will be kept -- Adam Jones and Tank Johnson aside.
What's more, we don't know what the opponents are going to do either. Dallas can replace coaches but it will do so of its own volition. It didn't have its DC whisked away, as the Giants did. It's not facing the cruel news the Eagles and their DC have received.
Deep breaths, ladies and gentlemen. Deep breaths. It could be worse.