I know I started out last week’s post with a wow, but I’ve got to do it again.
Wow. That win against the Chargers was huge. It was definitely something I’ve never experienced. It was an amazing feeling from start to finish, and I can’t wait to get out there and give the crowd some emotion — just have some fun out there myself.
I had chills all through my body. It was electrifying. All day I was just so excited for kickoff and for the game to get underway, just to see what was going to happen. And clearly great things happened, now we’ve just got to keep that going.
I’ll tell you fans one thing — you’re loud. It got so loud out there. You were definitely into it, and it was exciting and so much fun. I can’t wait to get out there on the field and do it myself.
So we’ve got the Saints up next, and I’m watching video with the rest of the team, game-planning as if I’m out there. I think they’re a great team. They’ve got some solid defensive players out there and we’ve just got to go out and play our hardest. We’ll see what happens.
Thinking about the game reminded me that one of you asked if there are certain teams I see on the schedule and think to myself that I really want to get out there and play them. That’s every game. That’s going to be every game. As soon as I get back, any opponent we’ve got I’m going to be there 100 percent, trying to do big things. I’m excited.
As far as when I’m going to get back, originally we thought it would be Week 6, but the doctor says it’s going to be a full three months. So that puts me maybe sometime around the bye — I’m not 100 percent sure.
For now I’m still just staying in my playbook and going through the motions as if I was going out there every week. It’s like I told you — I’m not going to be a rookie when I come back. I’m all moved into my apartment, everything’s put together, so now I can just relax and go through my playbook without worrying about anything. I just take this time to get my mind right and stay focused, so when that time comes I can take full advantage of it.
I’ve had a little time to relax now that I’m moved in, and I’ve been able to watch some of the other NFL games as well. Last Monday, me and a couple of rooks got together and watched the game. We just chill, relax, talk about the week, talk about what’s to come in the week and just kick it. It was pretty much all the rookies, we all try to stay together.
That’s all I’ve got for you all, but there was one other question I wanted to touch on.
I definitely feel like this is a scheme and an offense I can be successful in. I feel like I can bring a lot of different things to the team, just running between the tackles, catching the ball and blocking. I’ve got to be a team player, do my part and get the win.
That reminds me, I’m loving the running back group we’ve got right now. The guys that are playing, we’re just good team players. None of us are selfish — we play for the team and whatever’s helping out is what we’re going to do. We’ve got to keep buying into the system and keep doing great things.
We haven’t really been talking about me getting back specifically in the running back meetings, we’re just focused on week-by-week, team-by-team. When my time comes, then we’ll see what happens.
Thanks for the questions, and as always keep them coming. I better see (and hear) all of you out at the Saints game on Sunday. Let’s keep this thing going.