It was great for me to get away from football during our bye week. This game definitely takes a physical toll on you, and it’s vital to get rest this late in the year. It’s also mentally draining to play this game and I know it did me a lot of good to have some time to reflect on what happened over the first 10 games.
Now that we’ve had time to rest, I think you’ll see a renewed sense of passion and urgency from all the guys. We still have something to play for as a team, but guys are also playing for their jobs. You can make or break your role with a team by what you put on tape these next six weeks, and I know that you’ll see an all-out effort from every guy on this team.
We do know that our effort on offense is going to be crucial as we take on the Bucs because of the firepower they have on offense. They’ve shown they can consistently put points on the board against any defense. With the playmakers they have, there’s almost no such thing as a safe lead. Even if we get a lead, we have to be sure not to let up and let them back in the game.
Every week is a challenge in the NFL and we’re ready to meet each challenge that we face over these last six weeks. We have plenty to focus on as we prep for Tampa and I know that’s the thought of every guy on this team right now. We will continue to grind, we will continue to fight, and we will continue to win.