Somehow through it all, he never seemed overly dejected or upset.
Its not that Antwaan Randle El didn't care that the Pittsburgh Steelers dropped a championship game in which history states they would usually win.
Regret, at times, was on his face as he stepped to podium No. 13 in the media compound at Cowboys Stadium.
"Three turnovers, the penalties that we had," said the receiver after the Steelers lost just their second Super Bowl. "We had an opportunity to win the game at the end."
Despite this, the former Indiana University quarterback and 2001 Big Ten Player of the Year winner kept up his reputation for maintaining a positive attitude and body language.
Just moments after the loss to Green Bay, he was already trying to put things in perspective.
"I love the game, I appreciate all God has blessed me to be," said Randle El. "I thank God for the opportunity to get in the Super Bowl, the word talks about accepting the good with the troubled."
The latter was the first half, when Pittsburgh knocked back by a strong Packers attack led by Aaron Rodgers. A Greg Jennings' touchdown catch in the second quarter had the Steelers down 21-3 not long before the break. It was pointed out often that no team has ever rallied from more than ten points down to win the Super Bowl.
Randle El did his best to try and change that. On the last drive before the half, he hauled in a 37-yard reception that would set up a Hines Ward touchdown to cut the lead to eleven before the half.
"There wasn't a whole lot said at the half, it was just a matter of just coming out of the gate," said Randle El of head coach Mike Tomlin's tenor during the extended halftime.
It was the versatile receiver who helped to continue a comeback effort in the fourth quarter by following a Pittsburgh touchdown with a two-point conversion run on the pitch from Roethlisberger to cut the lead to three.
"Keep believing, just keep going at it, keep hitting it," said Randle El of the attitude of the team down the stretch.
A reasonable amount of time remained for Pittsburgh-7:34-but another field goal by Green Bay and a stalled Steeler drive kept the comeback from being a successful one.
In typical style, Randle El tried to shed some light on the strong second half.
"We had three turnovers, the penalties that we had-and we had an opportunity to win the game at the end," said Randle El.
Now the focus turns to helping Pittsburgh reach their record eighth Super Bowl in 2012-which will be held just an hour north of his college home in Indianapolis. Randle El figures to be back as a receiver and kick returner since he has two seasons remaining on his current contract.
"We'll move on, we'll learn from it, and certainly take some good things from it," said Randle El.