Colquitt's Coffin Corner: Keeping Focus

Losing all these games, it's tough right now, because you have a lot of young guys that haven't seen the end of the tunnel, so to speak. We have guys who haven't experienced a lot of winning in the NFL, like Damon Huard, Patrick Surtain or Damion McIntosh has. Tony Gonzalez has in previous years with the Chiefs.

But when you have a lot of young guys in the locker room that are used to being complete studs in college, most of them coming from big programs like Tennessee, Texas and Virginia Tech, they're not used to losing. This is the first time a lot of these guys have lost and lost in this way.

What it's going to do is make them hungry, and when we do get a much-needed win, like we did in the Broncos game, it's going to quench our thirst a little bit. That's what we have to focus on.

And we also have to focus on things like penalties – we had seven in the game Sunday and obviously that doesn't help our football team. We have to focus on not turning the ball over, keeping the ball and playing field position.

As far as all the quarterback injuries, it's tough, because everyone goes through their fair share of injuries. A lot of people play hampered by hamstrings, quads, backs or necks. Football is a dangerous sport. But it really makes you feel lucky when you think of Brodie Croyle's situation, especially right now as he's come back from an injury only to go out there and get hurt again.

That makes you think about his future a little bit, but he's a strong kid, one of the strongest kids I've ever met. I've seen people like Trent Green play through stuff, that some might say, "Look, man, this is your life. You've got to be careful, you want to see your kids grow up." But if anyone else can handle it, I'll say Brodie Croyle will be able to. He's been in this situation before and he'll know how to come back from it.

There's been a lot of talk about what's going on behind the scenes in the organization, but we really don't get caught up in that. Maybe a little bit, because you always wonder who's finger is going to be pointed at who next, obviously that's a big issue. But really, we're all employees here. When we check into the place, we're trying to do what's best for the football team, ourselves and our family.

We can't get caught up in who put the organization in this turmoil. What we have to do is look in our own hearts and our own minds and say look, what can I do to make the situation better. What can I do, whether it's an extra 30 minutes in the weight room or 20 extra minutes with a coach.

Really the hardest thing about all of this is taking the lumps week after week. But in the end, nobody's dead over here, everyone's still alive and still coming to work. It's just going to make us stronger in the long run. We still have a lot of veterans on our football team that are trying to tell the rookies that.

We just have to stick together and realize we have to go through this. When you turn as many people over as we did last offseason, you're going to struggle at first, just like the Indianapolis Colts did a few years back. They struggled for the first couple years with Peyton, but then he developed and turned that organization around.

Look at the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. They're playing in the world series after drafting the top pick overall for five or six years. It finally started paying off so we have to look at it in that way.

Once everybody jumps off our bandwagon and it doesn't have any more weight on it, then we're going to start winning football games, gaining our media and fans back, and I don't even think that's as far away as next year. I think the second half of this season things will start clicking, it just takes awhile.

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