Rossi is addressing the troops as they get ready to hit it hard. There were 13 fugitives at the end of Criminal Minds Season 11, but rumors have it we may start Season 12 with four already captured. That will take some of the pressure off this new team.
Hotch: A sniper can wait up to 72 hours without sleeping. Mays: Seriously? Rossi: That's part of their training. They can stay awake for 72 hours and remain completely focused on their target. Mays: How? Hotch: By using a mental exercise called "fantasy integration". A sniper creates a scenarios involving a target that keeps that person at the forefront of their mind. Morgan: Often they'll imagine a place where they're with the target, doing something together that takes time. For example, building a car. JJ: For some, the fantasy begins the minute they're assigned a target. Then nothing will distract them.