|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM|
I think all of us can agree that Terry holds himself accountable. What else can you ask for from a key player on a team wanting a title. He's just not talking. He's not saying it to get the media off his back. He puts himself out there, and I commend that. Terry has written blog posts over at ESPNBoston.
With each post that Terry writes. I feel better about him, and I feel like he wants this team to win more than you think.
"Personally, if you asked me how I feel about my individual game, I’d have to say I’m still getting used to the system and my new teammates. A fair assessment from me is a C average maybe. Defensively, I’m very good about where I’m at right now, that’s a part of my game that I picked up pretty quickly here. But still offensively, I’m trying to find a rhythm. It’s a process, but we’re having tons of fun. Even though we haven’t gotten the results we wanted early in the season, I believe it’s going to pay off for us in the end.
I believe in accountability. I had a game against Milwaukee where I felt the loss was on me for not defending Brandon Jennings. I wanted to step up and be accountable for that. For a veteran player like myself, I’ve been in this situation. For me, I always look at my game first after a loss. Hopefully the mistake you made or the shot you didn’t make doesn’t directly result in why we lost. But sometimes it is, and you have to take ownership. You have to be willing to man up. Know that there is another game coming up and if that opportunity presents itself again, you’ll either step up and make the shot or get the stop. That’s just how I live. Case in point was Friday night, I shot 1 of 12 from the field. I told myself that if I get those same looks, I’m going to make the shots with no hesitation at all."
Terry was okay in the Saturday night game, he was still a little rocky from the field shooting 3-of-9, but his defense was sound, and he was aggressive on offense despite the okay shooting. I can't tell you how I appreciate Terry, and the way he holds himself. When a player is brutally honest you got to respect that. Terry grades himself a C, and I agree with that, but I also disagree. The optimism is high for Terry, and it leaves me very optimistic.