PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08: Kevin Ogletree #85 of the Dallas Cowboys runs for yards after the catch against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
After a rough end to the San Antonio portion of training camp and a rough beginning to the preseason, Kevin Ogletree seems to be getting back on the right track. Receivers coach Ray Sherman, according to ESPNDallas.com, recently wondered aloud whether Ogletree had hit a wall; some around the organization wondered if he hadn’t just plain regressed from last season.
But lately in practice, Ogletree has been his old, crisp-route-running, ball-snagging, play-making self.
"I think it was going how I expected it," Ogletree said. "I was making some plays but like anything you can’t be perfect at it. I had a couple of missed opportunities in last week’s game that don’t usually happen like that for me. I’m pretty good at taking advantage of the opportunities in front of me and I let a couple get away and I will be anxious to get the next one."
Ogletree understands that, as a semi-established professional, consistency is the order of the day--but then, ups and downs are inevitable. The key to reconciling the two aspects of the game, according to Ogletree, is maintaining a level head through triumphs and struggles.
"You learn that as a professional, to be on your game," Ogletree said. "You can't let those one or two or three plays happen in a game [bother you]. I ran some routes I'm happy with and some plays that I wasn’t happy with. At the end of the day I can't worry about the critics."
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