It’s the bye week, and it couldn’t come at a better time. We’re all ready to go relax, get our minds off football and come back refreshed.
The bye is always great — it gives guys a rest, a chance to get their mind right, just to focus on the next game and get their mind right.
People are going home, seeing their families, hanging out with friends. Want to know what I’m doing?
I’m staying here. Haha.
I’m going to be conditioning, working out with Coach Tuten. But that’s pretty much been the plan since I’ve been hurt, just try to get back to 100 percent so I’ll be able to help the team when my number’s called. So it’s all good.
I don’t know if my number is going to be called against Miami when we’re back at home. All I know is I’ve just got to stay focused, stay on top of my game, and if Coach does call my number I know I’m going to be ready 100 percent.
Last week was tough. I don’t want to talk much about it because we just have to forget about it and act like it never happened. We have to do the opposite on Sunday when we’re back. As a running back group we had a tough day, too, with Pittman getting banged up and Andre having his fumbles. But we’re all a great group of guys. We running backs all strive to do our best to help out a fellow teammate, whatever the problem may be. So throughout the game and the weeks afterward, we’ve just got to stay positive and keep guys’ hopes up. We need everybody, so we’ve just got to stay positive. I know we’ll all be positive when we come back from the bye ready to work.
Now I see a lot of you started sending me questions again, so let’s get going with some answers.
A couple of you asked if I switched my number from 42 to 39. No, I didn’t. Actually those red jerseys we throw on on top of our practice jerseys represent the scout team. Some players actually wear numbers representing players on the opposing team for that week. I was wearing No. 39 to represent whoever wears that for the Patriots. I’m not even sure. It might be Maroney.
Somebody asked me if I believe that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Oh yeah, most definitely. Especially on the injury front, it definitely makes you stronger. If you can get through and get by, it really helps you out and helps you focus. That’s how I’m feeling right now — I’m ready to go.
As far as my Grammies, my inspiration to play football didn’t come from her, but she has definitely been there for me throughout. She just wants to support me, and she’s doing everything she can to let me know that she’s there for me. And I greatly appreciate that.
And I see a lot of you keep asking about bringing back the Mile High Salute. I have no problem bringing back the Mile High Salute. I probably should ask Terrell Davis about it and see how he feels, and take it from there. We’ll see.
Well that’s all I’ve got for this week. I’m staying with my conditioning to hopefully where I’ll be 100 percent ready to go when everyone’s back from the bye. If Coach calls my number … I’ll be seeing you all on the field.