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Transcript: Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/29/2021 3:07 pm
Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay

Q: What is the frustration about being right there, so close, and then having the game end up with the other team getting W?

A: Well, just losing period is kind of frustrating. At the end of the day, we've just got to keep putting the work in each and every week. We are right there, it's just at the end of the day, we look back and some of those plays we just didn't execute on. If we're not going to execute then that's how the games going to turn out. We've just got to do a better job of that.

Q: How much pain were you in on Sunday?

A: I mean, I was able to be out there, so it really doesn't matter. I feel like I was able to go out there and play. I know before the game I had to do like a workout and everything. Obviously, I showed the coaches I was able to go out there and compete at a high level.

Q: What was that workout like? You guys had a long meeting with (Senior Vice President and General Manager) Dave (Gettleman) and (Head Coach) Joe (Judge) and lots of other people.

A: Really, just me being transparent and just being honest to myself and to the coaches. I wouldn't have been out there if those guys wouldn't have let me go out there if I wasn't ready. I felt like I'd be able to go out there and like I said, compete at a high level. At the end of the day, I wanted to be out there because I want to do whatever I can to help the team.

Q: Is this an aggravation of the hip injury you had last year?

A: No.

Q: Same hip or different hip?

A: Different.

Q: Did you hurt something else when (Tight End Evan) Engram fumbled, and you were trying to make a tackle? Did you get hurt there?

A: No. The guy – someone I guess kicked or stepped on my toe. That's all it was.

Q: Red zone offense – you guys are, I think, only converting one of every three. Why do you think you guys aren't scoring more touchdowns in the red zone?

A: At the end of the day when you look at the game, (there are) plays in there that we kind of are shooting ourselves in the foot a little bit. That all just comes down to execution. We have to be better. There's no way around that. It's going to take everybody, from the players, the coaches, we've just got to do a better job. First off, it comes down to the players. I mean, we have some false starts, we might have a dropped ball, fumbles, anything. It's just for us, just executing better.

Q: From your experience, once you get inside the 20, is it better to attack the end zone and attack up field and attack the defense in the back? Or do you take what they give you and try to shorten the field to get closer to the end zone?

A: Well, first off, when we get down in the red zone, we want to come out with points. We've just got to do what we do, to be honest. I'm going to keep it like that. Play our game and just limit the self-inflicted wounds – penalties, whatever it might be. We've just got to find a way to come out with points and just play our game.

Q: What are the challenges of being 0-3 right now and just trying to dig yourselves out of that hole?

A: Our back is against the wall right now, pretty much. We've just got to keep fighting. We're on Week 4 right now. We've still got a lot of ball game left. To be honest, it's a challenge each and every week, but at the end of the day, we've got to go out there and play our game.

Q: When you signed here, I think there was a lot of excitement that what you did in Detroit was make big plays down the field. Why do you think those haven't been happening in the first three weeks?

A: I mean, I don't really have an answer to that.

Q: Are you running different routes? Because again, in Detroit it was like you were a deep threat.

A: At the end of the day, I'm going to run what the guys want me to run. I just look at it as whenever my number is called, I just want to go out there and make the play. If it's short or long, I've just got to go out there and make the play. That's my mindset.

Q: Do you have a problem with the amount of conditioning you guys do? Do you think it doesn't keep you as fresh?

A: I mean, I really don't have a comment on that. At the end of the day, we've got to go out there and work. The conditioning, we're going to need it anyways. Those guys definitely get tired in the fourth (quarter) and I feel like we're still running in the fourth quarter, so I think it helps.

Q: With (Wide Receiver) Sterling (Shepard) and (Wide Receiver) Darius (Slayton) both banged up, if they're not ready to go how much more do you feel like that puts on your shoulders to step up from that group?

A: I'm not feeling it as pressure at all. I've been in situations where receivers have (gone) down. At the end of the day, I've still got to do my job – and that's make plays. I'm not going to do more than what I'm asked to do.

Q: Do you feel like you're building a pretty good chemistry with your quarterback?

A: Yeah, I would say so. I feel like it's getting better each week. This past week, just looking at the film, there's some stuff I could've done better, but at the same time, we were able to make some completions.

Q: One of the things (Wide Receivers Coach) Tyke (Tolbert) said last week was they wanted to maybe manage your reps, not play you as many. I don't know if that was related to the hip, but is that something you're okay with? Do you want to play 100 percent of the reps? How do you manage to deal with that?

A: It's all about just being smart. Listening to your body, listening to the coaches, listening to the training staff. I don't want to go out there and do more than what I'm asked to do. I mean, that's how injuries happen, trying to go above and beyond. I just want to do my job.

Q: You've played in domes before obviously, can you imagine what it's going to be like in New Orleans with them playing their first home game after the hurricane?

A: Well, it's always loud there. I've actually played there – I want to say my rookie year. It's going to be loud regardless. With this being the first game, like you said, for them at least back in the dome, I'm assuming it's going to be really loud. But it'll be a lot of fun.
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