Road to the Super Bowl 53(4): Naïve Heart
I have a bad habit that I always count the stairs when I walked on it even it’s in my house. I did it right almost every time (really, easy math), almost. I sometimes count the numbers wrong when I walked on the stair from the living room to my bedroom, either the reversed way.
When you’re doing something that you have been proven you’re good on, just a slight difference could make a totally different result. Maybe you’re texting, you’re thinking, you’re falling asleep, or with your team’s season is on the line.
Sometimes you’d rather take a blowout loss than a 2-point lose by failing an FG. The way to lose might be different, but the same thing is, you would go back to the locker room, have a short meet, maybe some season-ending speech, and start the next season right away.
I’ve never lived in Chicago, I’m not a Bears fan, neither their team member. Blame Cody Parkey’s historic missing FG was not even a choice for me, however, blame the kicker on missing the game-winning FG would never be helpful. He did what he supposed to do-get on the field, measure the direction, line up, and ready to win. The consequence didn’t go the Bears side, that’s it. The Bears lost, the Eagles won. You know there’s so many ways to affect the result of an FG. Cody Parkey is not Steve Bartman, he’s a placekicker for the Chicago Bears, he is one of many factors that the Bears can participate the Playoffs; Steve wanted the ball for collection, Cody was just trying to wrap the game.
The Dallas Cowboys is the only homeowner survived in the Wild Card weekend this season, and they were just an FG away to lose it all. The Seattle Seahawks made a strong statement about winning the game in the middle of the 4th quarter by K.J. Wright’s potential game-changing Int. Yes, the Seahawks blew it away as normal as the Seahawks way, but hey, they were supposed to be a 4-12 team earlier this season. The play calling strategy might be a good point to blame if you’re intended to forget how they can have a Super Bowl hope in this rebuilding year.
DeShaun Watson’s finger was hurt, the Colts won.
I hated Lamar Jackson. He was just not a good stuff to play QB, his Instagram username was too swag, he doesn’t deserve the Heisman Trophy…blah blah blah. I’m his fan now after I saw his pure talent and the enthusiasm on the game.
THIS IS WHY WE PLAY.
The Flacco/Jackson question has been arguable in the late of the season, who knows if the Ravens can still make the Playoffs with Flacco under center. History has no room for hypothesis. Lamer Jackson brought the team to the Playoffs, he has never giving up when they were trailing by 20 at the 4th quarter. You could see fear, helplessness, and any negative sentiment by the youngest QB to start the playoff game on his face, but again, he has never handed the game off. The season-ending fumble might be a nightmare for almost everyone who was involved in it, but not for Lamar Jackson this time. The naïve heart always wins.
“The only way to fail is to abandon them.” — Jonathan Rhys Meyers
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