“I get fatigue of the ankle after awhile. Then the foot kind of gets into it, the buildup of games. Out there playing my heart out, trying to do what I can to help my team, trying to play the right way. We’ve got good guys (now). We all get along with each other; sometimes you need more than liking one another. You’ve got to deep down love each other and play hard knowing that guy is going to battle for you.
“It comes down to, I think, believing in yourself. After the shellshock of a couple of guys being injured it takes a toll. You see the energy, shrugging their shoulders, getting down. That’s where it’s good that you have a coach like Fred who keeps believing in you. We’ve got a lot of talent in this room. We’ve won games without much talent. I think it’s mental at this point. We’ve got to have the heart to execute and go out there and play and go back to having fun.”