Over the bye week I got away. Like I said last week, I wanted to get some R&R. I got some massage work, went to the beach one day, just kind of enjoyed that time off with friends and family.
I definitely feel re-energized, feel mentally ready to get after it for the second half of the season and finish strong.
We’ve got New Orleans this Sunday, and their record doesn’t tell how good a team they are. They’re very explosive offensively. It’s something where we’ve got to match their intensity coming in. Obviously they want to make the playoffs and this is a big game for them. It’s a big game for us, too. We know what’s at stake. We know what we’ve got to do to give ourselves a chance to win.
As far as their record and all the stats, it doesn’t mean much, because on Sunday you’ve got to show up. It depends on how you play. We know we control how we play. Our focus is to kind of set the tempo, start the game fast and get better in some of the areas we’ve been struggling through the first six weeks.
With the bye week behind us, we’ve got 10 straight games left in the regular season. But our mentality has always been one game at a time. So our focus is on New Orleans, then on to the next and so on. We just know that we’ve got to give ourselves a chance to win every game if we want to make this year special. That’s our goal. Do the little things right in practice, have fun on game day and let things take care of themselves.
Catch up with you next week.