"These guys are going to be fine. They'll bounce back."
In the mind of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, the men he wishes he could join on the football field will perform better than they have the past three games - all losses.
He told 620WTMJ's Wisconsin's Afternoon News of how disappointing it was to see his teammates struggle against what was a 1-7 Detroit Lions team last Sunday, and some particular things they must do to beat the 7-2 Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
"Offensively, we're going to have to be balanced and make plays," said Nelson.
"Defensively, it's the same game plan...stop Adrian Peterson."
"It's somewhat become a tradition to have that softball game. It's an honor to have my name on it, to put Young Life in the spotlight...to bring notice, let people find out about it."
The cause, to Jordy, is wonderful. Some of the softball performances you'll see Packers players provide are...well...not necessarily so wonderful.
"It's amazing when you get guys out of your element. You probably would assume a big lineman, but there are some skill guys who have never held a bat. I put a little gift card in their invitation...to go hit in a batting cage," Nelson joked.