All joking aside an odd coping mechanism could be

first_imgAll joking aside, an odd coping mechanism could be the reason the Minnesota Vikings have blown leads and are sitting at 0-4.“The knock against Donovan [McNabb]…is his intensity level is not what it needs to be, both throughout the week and during games,” said Ron Wolfley, co-host of Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show. Wolfley was quick to add that this is not his opinion, but something he has heard around the NFL. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Apparently McNabb’s way of coping with the pressure brought on by a close game is to start laughing and joking with his teammates. This may be a great way to break the tension, but Wolfley said that seeing a man who commands respect throughout the NFL, like McNabb, smiling his way through the fourth quarter is demoralizing.“He is a king in the locker room and you can’t have a mad king in the locker room,” said Wolfley, adding that joking around after a loss — especially a close one — can take the intensity that is needed to improve for next week and drop it through the floor.“Football is a sobering game and it’s played by serious people,” Wolfley said.When the Cardinals come to town on Sunday, it is going to be a test for two teams who entered the seasons with high hopes and the glint of a possible stunner season in their eyes. Two teams who now have won just a single game between them.We’ll see who has the last laugh on Sunday.last_img read more