Spartan Star S Isaiah Lewis Talks About His Bye Week Spartan Team
Q:Â Difficulty not being 100% healthy?
A: Definitely, you know. If youâ€™re a baller, if youâ€™re a player, you always wanna be on the field, man. Yeah. You wanna always be on the field and you always wanna be able to help your team out. Itâ€™s just hard to sit on the sideline and just watch when youâ€™re used to being on the field. I kinda had to take a step back a little bit you know, let my injury heal for a little bit. But Iâ€™m back now.
Q: How did you get hurt originally?
A: It was just making a turn. Just made a wrong turn.
Q: South Florida?
A: No, it wasnâ€™t in the game. It was just in practice.
Q: A lot of flags were flying. How tough was that to take? How easy is it maybe to move on from that?
A: Itâ€™s real tough just watching that. Especially, like I said, being on the sidelines. You wanna be out there helping your boys, being out on the field with them. You felt like you could make a difference. But you know at the same time, they were gonna make those calls either way. I thought the corners were out there playing good and having good coverage. But yeah, it was tough just sitting over there and just watching all that happen. But like I said, Iâ€™m back now and I can do what I can do now.
Q: What do you say to each other during the game when those things are happening, to keep from letting those things get to you?
A: We just tell each other to just stay positive basically. Come out, keep playing. Just tell your guy, You know you got good coverage. Heâ€™s throwing flags but just keep playing. Maybe next time he wonâ€™t throw a flag on it, maybe. He canâ€™t play any differentâ€¦he canâ€™t let the guy catch the ball and this and that. But basically just tell him to keep your mind right, just keep playing ball and keep doing what youâ€™re already doing.
Q: So you wonâ€™t do anything differently because it looks like theyâ€™re calling it a different way?
A: No, you canâ€™t. At the end of the day you can only do what youâ€™re taught. If you had good coverage, you had good coverage. Things are gonna happen. But thatâ€™s up to the ref what they wanna call so you canâ€™t really determine how youâ€™re gonna play. You just do what you know how to do.
Q: Where is this team right now and how do you feel your season has gone so far?
A: Weâ€™ve played pretty good so far. I feel like we did. We competed with Notre Dame. Again, we feel like we could have won. No matter what the penalties were and this and that, you canâ€™t look at it and blame the loss on the penalties. You canâ€™t blame it on that. You just always gotta look at it from another perspective as we had a missed field goal, they could have done this and that, always could have had more turnovers. Itâ€™s always those kinda things you always talk about. Thatâ€™s basically it.