By Merrill Reese: In theory, each game stands alone. Each week presents a new opportunity to rectify problems and get back on track.
Losing, like winning, affects a team’s psyche. Take the cases of Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant. Maclin’s a premier receiver and Avant is one of the best slot guys in the NFL but both have made critical mistakes during this four game dive.
I think they’re pressing, trying too hard to change things. These are players that can make a difference just by playing within themselves.