But those guys will have to get past this one pretty quick. Players are off tomorrow, and the rest of the week’s schedule will be determined on how the playoff mess plays out from here.
Still, that Wild Card playoff is gonna get here pretty quick. The guys who’ve been around know that.
“Regular season’s over now, gotta have an amnesia, man,” eighth-year defensive end Jarvis Green said. “We’ve been through this before. What we got next week, that’s what we’ve got.”
And that, really, is it for now. There’s a pretty decent chane that the Patriots still wind up with the third seed, and even if they don’t, not all that much has changed. Or, at least, it better not have, from a confidence standpoint, or this team won’t be lasting past next weekend.
“That’s what we get paid to do. Forget about the past,” guard Stephen Neal said, echoing Green. “We win, we forget about it. We lose, we forget about it, and get ready for our next opponent. We don’t know who that is, but we’ll know tonight.”