Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 11/30/13
Throw out all the hype about finesse, smoothies, tempo, QBR's, and match-ups... Football in the NFL in December between playoff contenders? It's really about mental and physical toughness...and being willing to lay your body on the line for a shot at NOW on every play. I didn't make this up...former NFL linebacker Stan White broke it down for me like that on a radio interview yesterday. His point was: you pretty much know who you are by now at 6-5 and needing a win at home to keep pace with the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) in your division. You know where you are lacking in certain skill areas and where you are considered strong in others. Of course you want to make a good showing--- but does winning today at all costs really matter to you in the big picture? The answer to that question in the reality of a pro football player's career is often "maybe"... Stan White says "maybe" doesn't cut it in December. "For any team to break through the tipping point in a successful s...
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