Former Cleveland Browns LT Joe Thomas Opens Up About Losing In His Career, Opens Up About Mental Health
Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in no time. Thomas was as good a left tackle throughout his career, all the losses he suffered throughout his career have almost nothing to do with him.
Thomas spoke about that loss and how it affected his mental health in The Ken Carman Show with the Anthony Lima Show Recently.
“It’s like being a fan when you get stronger, every week until that Sunday, where you go and convince yourself, Ken, just like I’m saying right now, ‘I think ‘You’re going to win this game! ‘… that’s the mindset you have to have as a professional athlete to get the most out of yourself,” Thomas said of his preparation.
Thomas finished his career with a record of 48 wins and 128 losses. He was an iron man on the left, playing 10,363 straight snaps until he got hurt late in his career. The injury ultimately was the final straw, as Thomas tried again and began streaming. In the broadcasting world, he has become well-liked ever since.
“Because as soon as you start thinking, ‘hey, we’re probably not going to win…’ that’s when you subconsciously start making those decisions in a sport that relies on violence and big, tough, strong people pushing themselves to the top.” maximum”. they have 69 individual reps every Sunday,” Thomas said.
So, you build yourself up and you create this narrative in your mind that, ‘yeah, we’ve got a chance, we’re going to win…’ and then when it crashes every week, I think everybody has that breaking point, And for me it was the last season or two of my career.”
Thomas was named to 10 Pro Bowl appearances, as well as a six-time All-Pro. He is easily the best player the team has seen today. It is not close
“You have that ‘come to Jesus’ moment in your brain, where you think, ‘I can’t fool myself anymore,’ and it’s kind of a breaking point as an athlete who’s been in sports my whole life. That was, I feel like If it was the first time I felt like I was out of control…”
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