While it has been hard to watch this team lose, the players never quit. Bob Kravitz writes that's how we discovered their true character:
But these players were as professional in losing as they were in winning. The old scribe once wrote that sports don't develop character, they reveal it, and it should be mentioned that this group never fell apart, never engaged in public finger-pointing. There were a lot of unhappy guys in there -- unhappy about losing, about front-office and coaching decisions, unhappy about the way they were used -- but it never left the locker room.