Staying Level-headedDecember 1st, 2013
Last week’s win over the Lions was cool in one aspect: The Bucs’ offensive line, greatly improved since the first seven weeks of the season, proved they could slug it out (but not run the ball) against a strong front-seven defensive team and win a close game.
Well, that task is going to get a bit tougher today. While the Lions have a damned good front-seven, the Stinking Panthers have perhaps the best front-seven in the NFL.
Earlier this week, Joe asked the anchor of the Bucs offensive line, Donald Penn, if winning a brawl with the Lions gave his teammates confidence to tangle with the Stinking Panthers’ front-seven.
“It’s not that we never had confidence,” Penn said. “It’s just that, through the season, we were not playing to our potential. We have to stay even-keeled. We don’t want to get too excited and get ahead of ourselves.”
Interesting response. Just stay locked in at the task and hand and if you do your job, then good things will happen. This is called, in some circles, “keeping your head in the game.” Using your head more than your emotions.
To hear Penn’s full response to Joe’s question, click the orange button below.