Off Season Flow
Well I made it through my 1st NFL season in one piece and in my right mind. Although we were a disappointing 4 - 12, I think we ended the season on a positive note, winning 2 out of 3 of our final games. As a part of the Fisher Price Package (young defensive players) I think our future looks bright. We will work extremely hard in the off-season to get better and I am sure the Coaches will do the same. Look for the Bengal to bounce back to playoff contenders next season. Speaking of next season, I am hoping for the best, that a new agreement will be hammered out by March and we can avoid a lock-out.
I am back in Athens, taking a couple of classes and will begin training soon. I didn’t realize how much I missed my friends until I arrived back on Campus. Seeing Head Coach Mark Ritch, my D-Line Coach G and all the Bulldog nation fans is what I needed after a long NFL season. This off-season is a very important one for me, going into my 2nd season I have to improve 100%. The speed of the game, the length of the season, the road trips, and the distractions of being a Pro, cannot be my excuse anymore. It’s time to put up or shut up, Its time to Run with the BIG DOGS or stay on the porch.
The Bengals gave me the opportunity to realize one of my dreams in becoming a professional Athlete. Now it time for me to build on that dream and use my talents to help the team realize its full potential. Any given Sunday, any team can be beaten… The Bengals will be a force in 2011. I look forward to going back to Cincy and putting the finishing touches on my place. As you may remember from my last blog, I had no idea furniture hunting could give you such a headache. Some of my other off-season plans are to continue working on getting my Foundation up and running. I also have to visit my family in Florida, especially my Grandma and friends I haven‘t seen in a while. I am in a good place right now and with the help of God, “The Best is Yet to Come”!