Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
There is a lot to be made of with momentum in sports and in the NFL, it’s no different. A team may be doing extremely well with hopes of carrying it over week to week. On the flip side, a team who is doing bad may be looking for that spark of momentum to get them out their funk. Is there such a thing though in the NFL?
“I think it can have a thing, but it’s week to week in the aspect of you have to go out and play every week regardless of how things went last week or how things went the play before,” Ryan Tannehill said.” You have to be able to correct it, take a deep breath, reset yourself and make the next play. That’s the game, whether you’re a quarterback or any other position, bad things are going to happen at some point during the game, during the week. You have to be able to reset yourself and make the plays.”
For Joe Philbin, he just wants to continue to build on what the team did in their last game against the Oakland Raiders in London.
“It would be great. I think the whole team, we’ve talked to about consistency, about now we’ve kind of tasted close to a 60-minute game. I’m not going to sit here and tell you it was a work of art for 60 minutes in London, but it was a good team win in all three phases of the game. We want to continue building that as a football team and certainly he’s a part of that. So that would be great.”
Both are right in their assessments of the situation. While each week is different in the NFL, it’s important to build on things every week. Building, instead of momentum, should be the word used when talking about NFL teams.