We made it!
We've hit that point of the season wherein players from down-and-out teams attempt to convince their fan bases not to give up on them.
So many clichés, so little time.
"Don't count us out," running back Dexter McCluster added. "It's not over. You can't give up in life. You can't give up on us, and we're definitely not going to give up on ourselves."
"You've heard this phrase, 'You are what your record is,' and that's what we were the first eight games," Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "But that doesn't mean that's what we have to be over the next eight, and that's the way we're going to approach it. We understand we have areas that we haven't played well, and we've got to focus on getting better in those areas."
You have to love coaches who try to convince their players that some sort of magical split has happened between game No. 8 and game No. 9 and the world will somehow wondrously flip with just a little bit of elbow grease added.