I think you have to go deep into the bag of tricks, so to speak, to try and slow down the quarterback.
We talk about toughness as a quarterback: it's not sometimes the physical part that you see; it's the mental toughness and the 'I'm going to stand in here, take this shot,' and 'I'm going to deliver it to my guy.'
I think that's the ultimate sign of a teammate and respect is that they compete against one another so hard at practice that here's a chance to share some knowledge inside. It takes some humility to do that.
The term we use on our team is 'reset': when you go through, whether it's a negative play or a negative drive, and you get your next opportunity - not focusing on the past, but going back into your attack mode.
As coaches, any work you may do, it's been done long ago.
What we can control is our readiness.
That attitude and toughness that we want to play with, that, to me, is the most critical thing.
I would never recommend losing on a bye, so that one definitely stays with you.
It's that preparation that goes into each week. We have a term: 'Trust your training, trust your teammate, and trust yourself.'
The longer we keep looking back in the rearview mirror, it takes away from everything that's moving forward.
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