gregcook68 Posted October 13, 2015 Report Share Posted October 13, 2015 Being a musician and semi-retired, I turned a bedroom into a recording studio and recording is now my hobby.The only forums I browse now are recording/music related.I go to the Bengals website but do not engage in anyone else's opinion about the Bengals and even watched the game Sunday with the sound down when I saw who the announcers were.Again, for me, the only opinions that matter are Brown's and Lewis's, even then I have no choice but to play the hand they deal us or fold.During halftime I usually turn down the sound, but my son was home watching. I was in the kitchen and heard Rodney Harrison say the only thing I've ever heard him say that I not only agreed with but thought it was right on the money.Paraphrasing he said that the missing ingredient for the last 4 years with the Bengals was mental toughness, and he thinks they may have finally matured to that point of mental toughness.He said for the last 4 years all we've heard is how much talent they have, but without mental toughness, the talent doesn't matter!Outside of any major season ending injuries, that mental toughness is something they can't afford to lose regardless of how much criticism comes about how slow their LBs are, whether Burfict plays, how overrated their OL is, tackling, run defense, yadda, yadda, yadda.Beside that, it's not always one team's weaknesses or bad play, sometimes you just get beat by a better team that day! Period! Yes, correct the mistakes, but often you play the best your talent will allow, you just got beat!!I don't think I've ever heard a coach in any sport ever say that in an interview. But it does happen, more often than most will admit!As much as it pains me, I think Harrison is spot on! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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