I know its pre-season--but this game is of up-most importance.
Last year we went into this game like it was a pre-school family get-together. I know that the short week and the heat of Texas had some part in it--but after this pre-season game (last year) we looked like a non-form group of pretend team--a bunch of guys just looking for a paycheck. We tried to pull it together but never did--we had some moments but just didn't.
Last year (after this game) we had players complaining that we "didn't expect them to play so hard after practicing together." We lost key players because so many players didn't show up to play. Lynch complained because they blitzed us so often they broke some sort of code............................SO!
This year we have many young players, I feel a better team, with much more character. This team of character, which fills me with all kinds of 'la-la-land-of pre-season-feel-good-hopes' must step up. We don't have to win this game, but we must show up to play.
We will have obvious starters still not starting but this doesn't matter. I really think Shanny has brought in a special group. Maybe not the strongest, maybe not the fastest--just a bunch of guys that like to play football.
Are You Ready For Some Football? I am !!!!!!!!! So must this group of young players.
This game is very important maybe even very very important.