A Brief Note Before I Begin...I know there may be people who aren't Astros fans just because we're not some powerhouse team or just because we're not as good as other teams, but you'd hate seeing your favorite team fail. Like all the people who feared the Boston Red Sox were heading towards an abysmal season because of their poor start or fear that the Los Angeles Lakers wouldn't be successfully able to defend their two-time NBA Champion status. Fact is- I couldn't give a damn if my ranting is irrelevant just because my favorite team(s) are not the same team everybody else loves. Fact is... if your favorite team is failing, you'd be disappointed regardless of what team you root for. So don't think I'm out of my mind just because my favorite team(s) aren't any elite program in a sporting league. True fans stick with their teams regardless of whether or not they stink or not. I am NO fair weather sports fan. I am not going to go with one other team just because they are doing much better than a team I normally love.
This aside... let's go!
So when a team loses... do you think one player is to blame, coaching staff, or does the entire team deserve blame? I think the logical choice is that the team let a game go. You can blame one player or one coach, but a team eventually loses. I usually don't believe there is a such thing as a weakest link for a team. A team has to play consistently and coherently. Sometimes, a team just doesn't get it done. It is a part of sports as well as life. You can't win them all.
Blame the Team?My only problem with saying a team choked is that I'm assuming the entire team didn't last long enough to prevent the other team from winning. Like a few years ago when Sage Rosenfels (former backup QB for the Texans) tried to be too much of a hero as we were holding down the Indianapolis Colts by 17, his dumb ass antics gave the game away to the Colts as we were too dumbfounded and discombobulated to prevent the Colts from winning. I'd put the blame on Sage for that Texans' loss because it was all on him in turning the ball over countless times to give the Colts new life, followed by (granted we were up against Peyton Manning) doing next to nothing trying to stop the Colts from winning. It was the team who helped build up a lead, and you (as a QB) tried to be too cute and too much of a hero... and you blew it for your team.
The Weakest Link.That's why when disgruntled fans feel like there is one weakest link that seems to be the reason why teams lose games. You know, "blame it on (player's name here)." Some fans feel the blame is on coaching staff at times, including the coach himself/herself. Sports often come down to finding a weak link to blame for a team's losing ways. The fact is, though, that there are many aspects as to why teams lose games. It is never about one key moment. That's why you have these film sessions. The team wants its players to win. To make the team better, EVERY situation is acted out and analyzed to help players from making the same mistakes in the future. We can't be perfect, but we can learn from our mistakes and be better in future games.
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