But then you break the film down and, Holy Cow, these linemen have unbelievable technique. The linebackers are tremendous at reading their keys and the secondary and how patient their feet are. It’s not just looking at the athletes, but you see how well coached they are.
“They’re gonna be a tough out. But we’re excited to take them on to see where we measure against some of the best in the state. But we also know where we’re going to have to play really, really, really freakishly well. But we like the opportunity to go play.
“We all know we’re playing an unbelievable team Friday night. If we want to sit here in the moment and just bask in the glory we’ve gotten to the point where we’re satisfied. And if you’re satisfied, then Friday you’re about to get railroaded. There’s going to be a time to look back and go: ‘Wow, we’ve done some really special things this football season.’ Right now is not that time. The biggest thing these guys have done this season is play the next play and we’ve got another play coming up.”
Since he called me back so late in the evening, I signed off- knowing I took too much of his time early in a semi-final week- and wanted him to go have some normal, non-football time before it turned Tuesday.
Nope… not going to happen.
“We have the Saints waiting for us. There’s not much of a life for us this week.”
Play it safe, everyone. I’ll see you in the semifinals.