This post will probably get the same hundreds of responses that the Raider game last year warranted. Tough day…had a few of these over a seven year career.
The toughest part is while it’s happening, you’re trying to get something started. You’re in the huddle talking amoungst each other about getting the next first down. On the sideline the coaches aren’t pleased and every little mistake is magnified. You’re looking over the fronts the opponent are playing and talking about the way they are playing them. You’re fixing mistakes and getting a mini plan together for the next series and you head back out on the field and 3 and out before you know it and it’s like groundhog day all over again. No matter how pissed you get it keeps happening with a breakdown somewhere in the play. One guy/player each time.
Everyone’s trying to rally. It’s not going your way. Your fighting to do the best you can and it seems you’d have been better not getting out of bed that day. Sometimes it’s just a flat day at the park. Ask the New Orleans Saints this past weekend as they were beat by the Rams. And their fans were hoping for Luck in the first round??? Who knows.
Next days FILM….ohhh the dreaded film, back and forth, back and forth, slow motion, every mistake AMPLIFIED in slow motion, you know it coming and you almost contort your body into the right position……trying to fix the mistake you know you made, as if you can fix it before it plays up on the huge monitor. Talk about Halloween….it is!! FILM never lies.
It’s not a one man team. Patience. Yep, said it before and that’s the (Theme), really for the next 3-4 years. You have to let this staff have their fair shot at bringing in the talent and making the trades they see fit to run a organization they built not McDaniels and the prior staff. I have patience, do you??