Johnson: “I can’t exactly sense what the fans feel … I can definitely understand they would expect more”Posted by on November 14, 2012 – 4:49 pm
“I can’t exactly sense what the fans feel. From being around them, they’re always great. I can definitely understand they would expect more – they would have expected more out of us at this point of the season. We think the same thing. We expect more out of ourselves, too.
“We’ve just got to learn how to finish games off. We need to eliminate penalties, and other things here and there that eventually come together to leading us to losing a game like we did last week. We need to nip those things in the bud before we get to the next game.
“As a captain, I’ve definitely been talking to guys a little bit more – more than usual, actually. Because I haven’t been able to practice, I’m around the whole practice field just catching vibes from everybody throughout the week. It’s been good to be able to just communicate with those guys and see where their minds are at. I learn something from them or they learn something from me. Just keeping the lines of communication open is the big thing.
“In my room, that’s maybe where I’m most vocal – especially with my guys as far as trying to get their minds right. Shawn can do so much, but coming from somebody that they’re playing with day-by-day, it means a lot to them and they told me this, too.
“The more and more I can talk to those guys, they lean on me when they don’t know something and I give them some of my experience so they don’t make the mistakes that I made probably in the past. They’ve been real responsive.”
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