T Dennis Kelly


Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020

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(on the team's first-half performance)

You can't really do that in the NFL and really hope to win. I don't think it's happened, and if it has, it's one or two times for a comeback like that. We just need to find a way to be consistent with how we start the games. When you look back at Indy, the team came out fired up and started off hot. We've got to find a way to do that every week. We can't have this up and down. We can't wait to get a punch in the mouth, like (Mike) Vrabel said, to respond. We need to respond right out the gate.

(on having no wiggle room for error after two quick drives to start the second half)

Right, it puts you in such a big hole. And you're right, the score and the time are two things you have to consider. One thing about this team is there's a lot of fight. There wasn't any doubt, there was a lot of belief that we could do it. But obviously we just need to start better and not put ourselves in that big of a hole.

(on what the team has to do to get the momentum back heading into a divisional game on the road next week)

I think we need to just obviously look at the film, figure out what the issues were and see how we can correct that, and then get back to being us, playing our type of football. It kind of reminds me of the Steelers game where we kind of came out flat and had to fight our way back. I think there's confidence that we can do it. There's just that doing it for the two halves.