Perhaps you guys didn't play football and you don't really get it. You don't take the wind out of your own sails.
No I sincerely don't understand what your saying. I played at a huge high school in Tennessee and the town takes their high school football very seriously. We had the best coaches money could buy, I had two head coaches in 3 years and the two were different. I remember picking up a fumble; after causing it; then the ball came out; but our team still recovered the football.
The coach told me " don't try to pick a football up with people around you; would you just fall on the dang thing" My actions got us the football but I'd never run with one in organized football......I thought the coach was right, I knew how to fall on a football but didn't know how to run with one. However I was pleased with my actions of causing a fumble that resulted in us getting the football. I knew the coach wasn't angry because I really got our team the football; but I did say to myself, that will be the only time I run with the football unless its a fluke.
I think the situation is kinda similar; I wasn't looking for praise on any one play; I WANTED PRAISE IN THE FILM ROOM for the whole game. I was yelled at for nothing before (IMO)
but I don't think you should take it personally; everyone was getting praise while taking s***....ITS PART OF BEING A PLAYER i THINK?? So I don't understand unless your really sensitive.?
s***, Smith coached RAY Lewis and other defenses; this team has always had his back to besides DeAngelo Hall, all disputes have been in house!! Smith has earned respect coming from Tennessee Tech as a linebacker coach.
To end the story since i brought you this far; is I wanted a scholarship to Tenn.; I was recruited but not chosen. So I didn't want to play anywhere else; and I could afford to go to school without a scholarship; so those three years and 3 years in Junior High & boys club was it for me.