Alright, we’ll start with the game I guess. It was disappointing. I think most of the people surrounding the team and most of the fans were very disappointed in the game in Indy. There’s a lot of things that we need to work on and improve upon. While we are disappointed, we are not discouraged for the rest of the season. We’re only a quarter of the way through the regular season and we’re 2-2, so we’re pretty optimistic about the rest of the season to come and hopefully the fans can get behind us. I appreciate all the fans who left supportive responses about team and myself, and the fans who aren’t so supportive, it’s OK, I understand, I guess. But we will be getting on track real soon.
I think we have a lot of talent, a lot of good players, a lot of proven players and a lot of proven coaches. Combine that with the amount of effort that we give on the field and the accountability that each player has on the team, and I think we are a recipe for a very successful team. I think accountability is one of the things that’s most important. There’s been a lot of mistakes made so far in the season, but one of the good things about it is there’s not any finger-pointing, which is something that goes on in teams that aren’t successful and teams that eventually implode. But people here are taking responsibility for their mistakes and improving upon them. If everyone improves and tries to correct their own mistakes, it helps us all as a team to play better and eliminate our mistakes.
I’d say one of the things right now we’re really lacking and we’re working on is just experience with each other. We have a lot of league experience, but this is the first time for a lot of us working together, and that type of experience and continuity is very valuable. I’d say comparing us to some of the teams who are really successful right now in the NFL, that’s the major difference. A lot of their players have been able to stay together for a long time and build a level of continuity, understanding and trust out there on the field. While we trust each other and we’ve been working together, we’ve had a lot of changes. We have a new defensive coordinator who has been extremely successful in the league throughout the years. We have pretty much an all-new linebacking corps, even with D.J. Williams switching positions. Our D-line is almost entirely new, full of rookies and free-agent signings, and we’ve added a brand-new corner in Dre’ Bly. We’ve added a ton of talent, but just the continuity in working together is something we need to improve upon and just be able to trust that each other is going to be where we need to be on particular plays.