It’s been a long week, but it’s been a blessed week.
My wife called me Wednesday morning and said, ‘Babe, my water broke’, and so my sister and her mother rushed her to the hospital and sure enough, it had broke. I went in and talked to Coach Huff and he said, ‘Tim, go home’. He and Coach Kilam said, ‘Hey, it’s your first-born child, so go home’. I made it back in time for the birth and it was blessing. Ashton Tyler Brown came out healthy – seven lbs., seven oz., 20.5-inches.
I told the coaches, ‘I’m not missing a game and I’ll be back’.
I got back here last night at nine o’clock and finally got some sleep because the baby kept me up the whole time. But like I said, it’s been a blessed week. My baby came out healthy and I made it back safely and we won this game tonight.
Our special teams unit did an amazing job blocking, as they have all year. Coach Kilam did an amazing job calling up different things and kind of tricking Saskatchewan a little bit. Everyone did a phenomenal job – the running backs delivered, the o-line did an amazing job blocking and our defence held it down, so it was a great win for us.
I had never been clotheslined in a game before I took that hit at the end of the first half. I almost felt like a little kid because I’ve been clotheslined by my dad, but that’s about it. I think if I was a little taller he would have went right across my chest, but it was across my neck.
I had another return called back tonight, but it just shows that the guys are doing a hell of a job blocking. I’m just blessed and I just thank my guys for making amazing blocks because I always tell them that the guy that the referees may have called the holding penalty on kept an opposing player off me. It could always have been an injury for me if they didn’t block and someone could make a tackle.
I’ll get one on the scoreboard eventually, and hopefully a whole lot more. I want to keep having fun out there.