Let’s Talk About “Focus(ing) on one game at a time.”

Sorry this post took me so long to get up, I just finished icing my thumb which got super bruised after how quickly I clicked on threejay03s most recent post about the Browns coach’s proclivity for termination after playing the Steelers.

95% of it I loved. It had everything – real sports analysis, a Trey Wingo tweet, the word “downtrodden” – really everything you could hope for in a threejay03 blog. I laughed, I cried, I thought about how I was going to lie about laughing and crying when I wrote my rebuttal blog that no one asked for. Just really Grade A stuff from the second best blogger here.

One sentence really stood out to me.

“If they focus on one game at a time and win these next three weeks, they will sit at 6-6 with 2 games against Cincinnati, at Arizona, and vs Baltimore to end the year.”

Let’s go to the tape:

  • “If they focus on one game at a time

Great, great, great start. Phenomenal way to approach a 3-6 season. Winning 7 games straight sounds so hard to do, some would even say impossible. Going 1-0 week 11 however? Half the teams playing are gonna do that! Why not us? Great start TJ. I really think the Browns could do that.

  • And win these next three weeks

Woah woah woah woah woah. What happened to taking this one week at a time? We never even talked about two weeks at a time! In one independent clause we jumped from one week at a time to three weeks at at time. Really feels like we’re no longer taking it one week at a time.

  • They will sit at 6-6

Ok you may have won me back here. We’re just talking about getting to .500. Easy, digestible goal.

  • with 2 games against Cincinnati, at Arizona, and vs Baltimore to end the year.

Here’s the thing @threejay03, I get what you’re trying to do. We’re looking at the remaining season and seeing what really is 5 winnable games. You take both games against Mason Rudolph and you might end up with a winning season. That’s fine. But say that. Don’t tell me we’re taking this one week at a time then look at literally every single other game this season.

If you want me to come back to blogging on this site I need honesty from you. If you say we’re taking this one week at a time, let’s take this one week at a time.

Now if you need me I’ll be thinking about sunny Los Angeles on a Sunday night and literally nothing else. Not thinking about the Packers, not thinking about the Vikings, not thinking about NYG, @DET, DAL, @GB, KC, or @MIN. Not thinking about those at all. Just week 11. When I say one week at a time I mean it. Stand for something.

 

 

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