I’m sure I’ll be labeled a Pollyanna squish for saying so, but those of you who dismiss the team because of your dissatisfaction with the coaching staff ought to think about Sony Michel before tossing out another blast.
To be clear, while Michel’s injury – a fractured bone in the middle of his hand – is not what would be described as serious, it could have prevented him from playing. He suffered it on the first play from scrimmage against Florida. But despite missing the next few plays in that game, Michel has practiced and played ever since.
What’s more, he’s doing it while taking several shotgun snaps out of the “Wild Dog” formation.
“My team and my teammates, that’s what I do it for,” Michel said. “I could have easily just said, ‘no, I can’t play. My hand’s broken and I can’t play now more because it’s hurting.’ But you’ve got to forget about that and play for the guy next to you.”