For those of you who are quick to pass on your judgment, take a step back. Athletes do not follow the media. They focus on what they can control. Yes, this team is facing adversity and they are well aware of it. This is not the first time and it will not be the last. The world of sports is meant to test you. Only the ones’ best prepared physically and mentally will survive. You will fail until you think it cannot get any worse and yet it will. Athletes truly have one of the toughest tests of all time. They must continue to respond to what happens to them. They must act like they have memory loss and play the next day like the previous never happened. Players must act with confidence and believe they are going to execute.
So before you are quick to criticize, let’s wait and see how the team responds. Only time will tell. And for the people who believe it is already over: you most likely deal with adversity the same way. You are only as good as your next performance. Focus on what you can control.