This is the face! Remember the blabber from one of our first Mafia Mavens podcasts when I explained the physiology behind what happens when Josh Allen seems to get too jacked up at times during the regular season?
After losing a heartbreaker of a playoff game to the Houston Texans, we had to revisit the issue again. The picture above depicts exactly what I was talking about when referring to the “Josh Jitters”.
This week we explored what happened when Josh started going off the rails and making bad decisions during the second half of the game against the Texans. It was the tale of two halves, and we did a deep dive into what happened from a cognitive perspective.
Danyel did a great job of bringing it home using examples from her own experience with issues of perfectionism… and the stress it creates when you’re trying to do more than you should be doing at any given point in time. We also discussed ways for Josh to deal with these issues during the offseason and what it will take for him to break some of these negative tendencies.
Along with this, we talked about the big divide in opinion about Brian Daboll’s performance throughout the season and whether or not it would be good for the Bills offense to move on from him as offensive coordinator (hint: we agreed he should stay).
Give it a listen and let us know what you think!
Also, here are a couple of easy explanations about the stress response you might find helpful.
Physiology of flushing, blushing: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/blush.htm
Editor’s babble: Think you’re done with the Mafia Mavens since the season is over? Think again. We will be podcasting every Thursday (unless there’s a change in the schedule) throughout the offseason. If you want to yap at me about this or anything else, you can find me on Twitter @RobynMundyWYO.