Life in the NFL
Bye week brings chance to get away from football
FIVE DAYS OFF. Five days. During a football season having off five days is like having a second offseason. A lot can be accomplished in five days. Players can regroup from the first part of the season.
For many rookies it is a good opportunity to catch up with the playbook if needed. In my case, the bye week was a good time to get treatment and get my body back together. For the last five days, unlike other players who were able to get away completely from the facility, I was unable to get away.
I was in the training room daily working with our trainer to get back to health for the second part of the season. Hopefully, it will pay off. I feel a lot better and am looking forward to the rest of the year, refreshed and revived.
During the bye week, most players do what they can to get away from football completely. Some go on an abbreviated vacation, some visit family and some just hang out at the house. I just hung out at the house.
I wanted to get away from football for a couple of days and spend some real quality time with my family. It was refreshing to shut it down for a couple of days and get the mind right. The only football that I did spend time on was watching the University of Hawaii game.
The Warriors are hot after their big win at Fresno State a week ago. I have to send my congratulations to my boys, especially to the defense. Coach Jerry Glanville had those boys playing real physical and flying around the field.
Mel (Purcell) looked awesome, and was all over the New Mexico State backfield with three sacks. They looked good, with the usual cast of characters making plays: Solomon Elimimian, Brad Kalilimoku, Purcell, Ikaika Alama-Francis and Leonard Peters. Samson Satele, Colt Brennan and the Hawaii O were back to business and are on fire.
The Warriors are hot now and definitely on the rise. Hopefully, the Titans will be on the rise as well. With our first win coming before the bye week, and under our belt, we should be ready for a run during the last part of the season.
We start this weekend against the Houston Texans and David Carr. Carr has been on fire and has shown why he was the first overall draft pick in 2002. He has two very talented and physical wide receivers in Andre Johnson and Eric Moulds that cause matchup problems for any corner.
We have a big challenge ahead of us, but I think that we will be refreshed and ready to go.
Former UH lineman Travis LaBoy is chronicling his season with the Tennessee Titans for the Star-Bulletin