Every now and then life gives you a reality check. I'm lucky to be playing the game of football. I love what I do and I'm blessed to be able to do it at the NFL level. I'm fortunate that I have a loving, healthy family. Sometimes life isn't so easy or so kind. A few years ago many families were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Some of those families as well as several areas in Louisiana have still not recovered. Last week we were reminded how devastating and destructive Mother Nature can be. While Hurricane Ike might not have left the same wreckage that Katrina did, there were still many who had to deal with the destruction. There were threats that Dallas might be hit and the Eagles monitored how it would affect us and our travels for Monday Night's game. While it did not affect us directly, I feel for the people of Houston and the areas around it. For the NFL to have postponed a game, there must have been severe damage. I have many friends and family members in that part of the country and hope they all can recover quickly. Often in my line of work, we have blinders on. We have such a focus on ourselves and our jobs that we lose sight of the world around us. Some things we just cannot ignore.