We had an early practice on Thursday and I then headed up to New Jersey to have Thanksgiving with my family. My brothers played in a big local high school football game between the two rival schools in my hometown (my brothers’ team lost, sorry guys!) so football was a major part of my family’s Thanksgiving Day. After turkey and some quality time with everyone at my parents’ house, I drove back to Baltimore on Thursday night.
Practice has been really good this week. I think the guys are all feeling really good about where we’re at and we know we’ve put in ourselves in position to be responsible for our own outcome. I think, as a player, you always want your team to control its own destiny and we pretty much do right now. You can’t ask for more than that. Now, we just need to go out and play good football.
I think the Thanksgiving holiday was a benefit for us too. It gave us all a chance to stop thinking about football for about 8 hours and concentrate on our family and friends. Now, it’s back to work.
Believe me, no one on our team is looking at the Bengals any differently because they have one win and a tie. We’ve watched film on them all week. They’re good! In the NFL, if you don’t take every single team and player seriously, you’re in for a surprise. We respect what they’re capable of and
we’re going to Cincinnati prepared for a fight.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I’ll talk to you all next Tuesday with Drew at 8:30 am and I’ll see you next Sunday night when we host the Redskins! Sunday night football!! Good stuff…