My last spring ball is upon me... I want to make a real impact this year. Not because this is my last year, but because I have been unsatisfied with my performance so far. In my first three years as a starter I have been consistent in making plays, but have failed to be a game changer. I have had one interception, couple of forced fumbles, some big hits, and a ton of tackles. That does not meet my expectations and goals that I have for myself. Ever since the coaching changes, I have been playing too robotic and thinking too much about scheme while on the field. With the simplified defense I am hoping to get back to reacting on the field instead of thinking, for this is when you play your best.
These are my expectations for this year... I am going to be a ball hawk looking to make the big plays: interceptions, forced fumbles and big hits. I am going to strike fear in the opponent by my physical play and determination. John Lovett says he wants the opponent to say, "Coach they are not tackling us, they are trying to kill us!" Also, I will continue to be a technician at knowing the defense and commanding the calls and checks in coverage. My expectations for myself have always been the higher than even my biggest critic. I look forward to reaching my potential and redeeming the defense for the past two years. As I begin spring ball and try to earn my spot and impress new coaches, I will keep my sight on my goals and work towards perfection.
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” -Vince Lombardi
-Student of the Game