Hey Yardbarkers, Meant to write this Tuesday, but got sidetracked. We had a very tough loss last week against the Colts. It was another one of those games where if we make one or two more plays we win. It's been that kind of season for us. As frustrating as the losses are you have to bounce back and get ready for the next game. On Monday and Tuesday I was part of two events that definitely allow you to step away from the frustrating losses. On Monday my teammate Eric Steinbach hosted about 30 kids at the Dick's Sporting Goods and gave each of them $170 to spend in the store. These are kids who are less fortunate and otherwise wouldn't have gifts for Christmas. My wife and I went to help the kids shop. Buying a pair of shoes was mandatory, but the kids could get anything else they wanted. It was a gift for us to be able to participate and see them enjoying themselves. The next day I joined my teammates Shaun Rogers, Sean Jones, Andra Davis and Daven Holley at the Browns Toy Extravaganza. We bought gifts for 300 kids. We were giving away computers, play stations, basketball hoops, CD players, flat screens, gift certificates to Best Buy, you name it we had it. The kids each had wristbands with numbers on them and we drew the numbers and called them down. It was great to see all the smiles and hear the laughter. And it's great way to kickoff the Christmas season.