It's been tough, because my body hasn't really allowed me to do the extra stuff to get me to where I want to be, conditioning-wise, ... because you spend more of the regular season just trying to recover for the next week, rather than trying to press forward to get where you need to be.
Usually when you get field goals and you don't get touchdowns, it comes back to haunt you later in the game. Sure enough, it did. That just shows you that you really have to capitalize when you get that opportunity.
There's really no excuse for it, but it would be better to just have more preparation. I think this week we at least have one game against their defense, plus they have the same defensive coordinator as last year.
It'll come back late in the season, you'll be looking at that game as one you should have won, and shoulda, woulda, coulda, and all that stuff. But you can't do anything about it, so you have to do something about it this week.
I was definitely in too much pain for most of the season and not feeling the way I want to feel. Just to feel good enough to practice and play the game is something I guess I've taken for granted a little bit.
I think it says a lot about him being unselfish and seeing the talent in Steven himself. It's good timing. Last year Steven could be his understudy. This year he's still around and can still show him some things, but I'm sure Marshall is going to get some work this year. This will make him stronger for longer.