The same phrase has followed Malcom Floyd the past two weeks.
He has heard it when signing autographs after open practices at Chargers Park. He heard it last weekend at the annual FanFest practice at Qualcomm Stadium. Each time, he grows visibly emotional, a shine in his eyes.
He vows not to let it get the best of him.
"Tomorrow will be straight business," Floyd said Wednesday.
The Chargers will begin the preseason against the Cowboys, kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Floyd plans to retire after the 2015 season. Each home game is extra meaningful to the wide receiver, even an exhibition one in which the starters will see limited action.
There are no snap-count hard limits. If quarterback Philip Rivers guides a 10-play touchdown drive to open the game, his night probably ends there.
Floyd will be among those to watch as he navigates the start of an emotional year.
"I've got to leave on my own terms," said Floyd, who will turn 34 on Sept. 8. "I can't let this game take me out, and it was close a couple years ago (neck injury in 2013). It's so hard to go out on your own terms. …
"I tell the fans I'll miss them. I just appreciate all the support throughout the years, being there for me despite I'm not a Pro Bowler. It's like they're family. Without them, there wouldn't be me."
D.J. Fluker at right guard: He'll start there Thursday, and at this point, it'd almost shock if he doesn't when the Chargers open their regular season Sept. 13 against the Lions. Fluker worked heavily at right guard the past week. A position switch has its demands from a mental standpoint, and he is still working to master those. Joe Barksdale will start at right tackle, a position at which he logged 29 starts the past two years in St. Louis.
Melvin Gordon debut: The first-round pick is a patient runner, more patient than most rookies and almost too patient at times. He'll spend the preseason searching for that balance between patience and decisiveness. Gordon also will receive valuable game reps in pass protection. The Chargers are excited about Gordon and the balance he can bring their offense.
Pass rush: Tony Romo, or whomever quarterback the Cowboys piace behind their elite first-team offensive line, may not be touched much Thursday night. That's probably to be expected with coordinator John Pagano unlikely to dial up many blitzes, waiting until the sacks count. Still, this Chargers front has a chance to line up against the best. The line will be without nose tackle Sean Lissemore, who has an apparent wrist/hand injury. Ryan Carrethers is expected to start in his place.
Second-team offense: Based on training camp, the reserves should have no trouble sustaining an offense this preseason. The line has been competitive. At wide receiver, Austin Pettis and Javontee Herndon look solid. Running back is deep, and quarterback Kellen Clemens is a veteran.
Special teams: Here is where jobs are won. While difficult to carry two kickers on a 53-man roster, Josh Lambo, an undrafted rookie from Texas A&M, can show on kickoffs whether his leg is worth forcing the issue. Nick Novak worked this offseason to improve in the area.