Originally Posted by Flameout12
It wasn't just losing and by how much, it was lots and lots of bad play. We had guys that could play above their heads for part of a game and then fall apart when we needed them to step up. No disrespect to the guys who worked hard on those old teams, but we have noticeably better players now and it shows.
That's what made a lot of those years for me, difficult to sit through. We had
a few guys who played whistle to whistle, and then some who gave up at the
first sign of adversity. When the entire team would show up and play, there
was some good football to watch, even in losing causes, but in those stretches
of sub 6 win seasons, I wish the entire team had just not gone out on the field
rather than watch 5-6 players play until they collapsed, and the rest of the
team had folded the tent and packed it in early in the first quarter.
I makes me really feel good especially this season, seeing a bunch of young
kids (especially on defense) who weren't experienced and unsure of themselves
play their hearts out game after game early in the season, make a lot of
mental and fundamental errors, but still go hard for 60 minutes and then
watch it all come together and those guy's talent come into play later in
the season. ..... Never gave up, never gave in and never left a team mate
out there alone to do it all.