At the apex moment of a sports season, it is the task of the fan to over-think, over-worry and over-react. It is the task of the participant athlete to do the opposite.
“For me, one of the big challenges is shutting my brain off,” Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka said Wednesday. “There’s only so much control you have over the kicking motion. At some point, you want your training to come out, and not think about it. Trust your instincts, trust your practice.”