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Five Lessons from the Chiefs Game
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Here are five lessons we learned from Sunday’s 27-24 thriller over the Kansas City Chiefs sending the Bolts to the postseason.
“When we lost at home against Cincinnati and went 5-7, we knew it was tough as it could be. I think we believed at that point, not saying we predicted it, but we believed nine would be enough. At that point we all kind of said, ‘Hey, nine will be enough. That’s going to be a challenge.’ That means we had to win the rest of them. It barely was, but it was enough. Now, we’re one of the handful that get to move on.”
“We needed to stick together. That is the main ingredient in my mind. That is what got us to this point, believing. As you see, the ball finally bounced our way and we were able to come away with the win today…In my mind it was fortunate we finally got a break. Throughout the season, we didn’t get that break at times. The ball wouldn’t quite bounce our way. Like I said, those ingredients of just constantly believing, sticking together and putting in the hard work and dedication. That’s what we talk about in the locker room. It paid off today.”
“It’s something you can see in his eyes. You know you always have a chance with him. I’m lucky to have him as my quarterback.”
“Coach gives me the opportunity to call those things when I see it. I was looking to see the (Chiefs’) look – whether the corners were going to come in at all like they did earlier in the game, and they didn’t. With that look I felt like we could get two yards as a punt team with me running the ball. If we are going to go down, let’s go down doing what we do and that’s playing aggressive until the end. We got just enough.”
“That’s the first goal. Obviously there are certain things you set aside for the team as goals early in the year, but you have to get in the tournament and that’s the number one thing….We have to play our best game next week. We’re going on the road and it’s all or nothing. And that’s how we have to play every game. Every snap matters and it’s critical at every play. We have to protect the football. We’re going into a hostile environment. It’s going to be the San Diego Chargers against the world next week.”