The Akron Zips sit at 4-3 in the still young season as they prepare to face the Detroit Titans in Calihan Hall in Detroit Saturday.
Some may view it as a must-win game for a myriad of reasons, but coach Keith Dambrot doesn’t see it that way.
“If I say 'no' people say I'm deflecting (but) I don't think so,” Dambrot said after practice Thursday. “The more you win, the more you win. The more you win the better you feel about yourself. The better you play. Now all you have to do is manage prosperity.”
Victory over Detroit is preferable, but as he always is, Dambrot is pragmatic.
“If we win, we're in real good shape because after this, we're in really good shape because we have six in a row at home.,” he said. “If we lose and we come out mentally OK, we're in good shape too. I'd like to win one on the road and play a little bit better, but I never try to put games in must-win category.”
The biggest takeaway from a win would be slaying a three-game road skid. Here are three things the Zips must do to leave Motown singing Dancin’ in the Streets: