Tight end Bo Scaife said he agonized so much over his dropped pass near the goal line of Sunday's 17-6 loss to Jacksonville that only by Tuesday had he gotten past his miscue and the ramifications that came with it as the Tennessee Titans lost their fifth consecutive game.
“I was sick, man. I'm just now getting over it, to be honest with you. I watched the tape today, so I got to see it. I watched it in slo-mo a couple of times. I finally got to put it at rest today,” Scaife said Tuesday.
Scaife was long gone by the time the locker room was opened to the media, and he said with good reason.
“I didn't stick around because I knew I was gonna say something to piss y'all off about something. It's probably better that way to let me get my emotions together, so I didn't do a disservice to myself and the organization,” he said. “So that's why I needed to get out of there.”
Scaife, of course, was referring to his friend Vince Young's tirade at Jeff Fisher after the Titans lost to Washington. What might Scaife have done?
“I just knew y'all were gonna ask me some bull (expletive), and I wasn't in the mood. I probably would have done some VY stuff. You know what I'm saying? I might have pulled a VY on y'all,” Scaife said with a laugh. “I just wanted to avoid that and let my emotions calm down a little bit. No one felt worse than I did.
"I told my teammates during the game that I had let them down. I went to all of them, because that's how I feel. I let all of them, and I've played long enough to know that that would have changed the game in our favor after that. You don't know what would have happened if I had caught that ball.”