WEST WARWICK â€” Football is looked upon as the ultimate team sport. You canâ€™t do your job correctly unless the person lined up next to you does his. Everyone must be on the same page.
Sometimes, though, there are individuals that are so crucial to a teamâ€™s vitality, their influence so great, that you start recalibrating expectations â€“ if Player X isnâ€™t his usual spectacular self, chances are the team will find itself running in quicksand. After all, thereâ€™s a reason why heâ€™s viewed as the straw that stirs the drink.