Tuesday, October 02, 2007

X-Factor #1 Motivation

You know, motivation is such an unquantifiable thing. As fans, we never know how each player on that field is impacted by events of the week........... which guy had a fight with his girlfriend....... which guy struggled to pass a test..... or didn't................ which guy lost a family member.

There are so many things that go into the "motivation" factor for each individual. In addition, there is always the factor of team leaders who motivate or coaches who motivate. Coach Gailey always like to downplay that stuff, saying it only lasts about 3 minutes after kick-off - then it comes down to execution.

Having said that, it's hard to believe that this pre-game speech by Tashard Choice didn't cause each guy in the lockerroom to dig a little deeper, play a little harder, "fight", "lie down and bleed awhile", "get up", and "fight some more". Quite a speech from quite a guy.

Check it out.

For good measure, here are some sights and sounds from gameday at BDS: