Well…a lot like you guys, I had to digest that one a little bit and ponder on it for a day or so before this blog. I remember a few of those days (GAMES) going all the way back to high school. So I re-lived a few of those in my mind to try to explain it in a way that makes some sense.
You may have days like that and believe it or not they aren’t uncommon. Have you ever showed up at work and said to yourself, “I should have stayed in bed?”… or have you had days where you said to yourself, “Wow, today’s not my day!” … or just had a day and felt you weren’t at your best …
… The answer is, “Yes.”
Well believe it or not, it can happen to a team and you saw it in living color. No matter how hard you try, things just don’t turn around, go your way, or get going at all. It happens; I’ve been there and no matter who yells about it, who comments on it … nothing changes. Ater it’s over you don’t really have an explanation for it and you’re kind of in a fog.
I had to laugh – even Mike Shanahan said he didn’t blame the fans for leaving. He’s right. You all pay good money for entertainment and if it’s not happening, you either turn the channel on the TV set or you leave the game. I can’t blame you and won’t.
So, we have a bye week and a lot of work to do. We lost Nalen (HUGE) at the center spot. I have the utmost respect for Tom but injuries are part of the game. He knows it, you know it and the team knows it. Same with Nate Jackson.
We’ve actually talked about some of this coming into the season, in our other blogs and Chris Myers is ready and so is Tony Scheffler, and it’s time to step in and step up. Will we get the same level of play? Only time will tell. The center has some help from both guards and schemes can change to accomodate both positions as needed, so be patient with the young guys.
As a player you put that type of GAME behind you and move forward learning from it and getting ready for the Steelers. What’s done is done, you try not to repeat it as the season moves so quickly you don’t really have time to dwell on it; you have to focus on the task at hand and it’s the Steelers, pure and simple.
We all know what has to be done and we have two weeks to work on it, so let’s just put that one behind us and look forward and learn.
What do you say, folks???