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Player Reflections On Indy, Confidence Building

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 21, 2011 – 10:16 am

The video above was the scene as players were leaving the field and coming back into the locker room on Friday night.

Body language is an important indicator to the attitude of a team.   A study by  San Francisco State University and the University of British Columbia found the following results on athletes expressing pride and shame:

The study showed that winning athletes…across all cultures, tended to raise their arms, tilt their heads up and puff out their chests after winning. Losing provoked a universal expression as well: slumped shoulders and a narrowed chest.

Right now, the Redskins are showing all of the confidence and body language of a winning team.  They’re one of six teams that has yet to lose in the preseason, and their offense and defense are both ranked No. 1 overall.

None of this matter once the regular season arrives, but teams can settle into a rhythm, and this is a great rhythm to maintain.

These are the positive sentiments that the players tweeted after the game:


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3 Responses to “Player Reflections On Indy, Confidence Building”

  1. By Justin Thompson on Aug 21, 2011 | Reply

    Sov Rocca is a man beast.

  2. By david on Aug 21, 2011 | Reply

    awesome, you cited my friend’s research (and she’s from just outside DC!):
    Tracy, J. L., & Matsumoto, D. (2008). The spontaneous expression of pride and shame: Evidence for biologically innate nonverbal displays. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 11655-11660.

  3. By Diggs Concepts on Aug 21, 2011 | Reply

    Sav Rocca is big for a punter I thoguht that was a linebacker O_o

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