There are certain points in a season that require a team to do more than they signed up for. Any team that believes in it’s mission can burn the candle at both ends for a certain period of time. The danger occurs when that season is accepted as a way of life. That’s when surviving is the underlying goal, even when thriving is the stated goal. We make different kinds of decisions than we normally would under other conditions. Those decisions can undermine the future of the team.