In a scene from this movie, the quarterback of the team is pimp-slapped silly* by his wife during a heated argument where he contemplates retirement, due to a possible career ending injury. She believes he's still a great quarterback. He's the injured party..wouldn't he know when it's time to hang up the cleats? He was discouraged because of his injury, the new owner of the team thinks he's over-the-hill, the team itself is in turmoil, and he may just be a little intimidated by the heir apparent whose waiting on his chance at stardom. However, quitting is not an option.
Does she see something in him that tells her he's not ready to give it all up? Maybe. Is she just addicted to the lifestyle that his occupation affords
Who's quarterbacking this thing? She is, of course. Did she have to do this? Not at all. As his wife/helpmate she should WANT TO.
help·mate n. A helper and companion, especially a spouse.
In a 'traditional' marriage, the husband is the head/leader of the family, the wife is his helper, simple as that. There is balance (at least there should be); she may be strong in areas where he's weak and vice versa. In this example, the QB's wife encouraged him to not give up. And real talk,
Get him back to where he needs to be and fall back.
Know your role and play your position. Make him feel like SUPERMAN (and I don't mean Shaq-fu and certainly not D.wight How.ard).
His woman's got his back, to hell with what everyone else says or thinks. Don't help them beat him up. At the end of the day it's you two against the world.
*This is only one of the many story lines of this movie. Also, I don't condone violence of any kind in any relationship.