No player can give his all 100% of the time on every play, every
day, year in and year out,some of these long points 2 or 3 minutes
can take it out of you, along with the long schedules, mental pressure
etc. They have to keep something in the tank and pace is important.
I'm not saying they don't try as they do and hard. After all they have to meet the contract standards and pay their expenses. The cost of living today will keep the players giving an honest effort.
Personally I'm very well satisfied with the effort put in by all the players, they do a great job. Just remember the players can't perform like trains on a track, they are human and everyday they feel a little bit different.