Wide Receiver Kenny Golladay
Q: Have you ever had a season in your life where you haven't scored a touchdown?
A: No, I haven't.
Q: What has this been like for you? I know the touches and the catches aren't there, but you're here to score points and score touchdowns. What's this year been like for that?
A: Of course it's been kind of frustrating just with the ups and downs, not being able to be available for the entire season. It's frustrating, but I'm just going to continue to come to work each and every week.
Q: What does this offense have to do? They've obviously made a bit of an effort to get the ball to you more here in the second half of the season. What needs to improve to make that successful?
A: To be honest, with it being two games left I think as of right now – I even said to some of the guys, 'Let's just go out there and put good stuff on tape.' I think that's all you can really ask for right now. I know that's what I try to do at least, go out there with my best foot forward every time and just try to put good stuff on tape.
Q: Do you think you've been doing that?
A: Yeah, I do.
Q: Two quick things: is this the healthiest you've felt all season? Do you get frustrated during the course of the game where you feel like maybe you're not getting some looks that you should be getting?
A: My body does feel pretty good right now. Frustrated? Yeah, of course. I think anybody would get a little frustrated, but it's a lot that goes on with trying to get receptions and everything. Everybody plays a role in it.
Q: Are you the type of guy that goes back to the huddle and says to (Quarterback Daniel) Jones obviously before, now (Quarterback Jake) Fromm of (Quarterback Mike) Glennon, 'Hey, you've got to look for me here or there'? Are you that type of guy? Do you voice a lot during the game?
A: I don't really go to the quarterback at all and say, 'Look for me here.' When we do go to the sideline, I'll probably look at the little iPad deal with my coaches, with (Senior Offensive Assistant) Freddie (Kitchens), with the QBs. We sit right there next to them and I just let them know what I'm seeing and what I'm getting out there, but a far as me going to the huddle or going to the sideline and saying, 'Hey, throw me the ball,' that's not who I am.
Q: How much of the lack of protection do you kind of chalk up to the fact that you were injured early and you haven't been healthy for long stretches this season?
A: To be honest, I really don't even know how many games I missed, three, I guess four if you want to count Dallas. All of that plays a factor in it, even with me not doing any of the training camp and not really healthy the first couple games. All of it plays a role, but I would say when I'm out there all of that is behind me. If I'm not 100 percent healthy, this is the National Football League, no one is really 100 percent healthy, especially this late in the season.
Q: How would you describe this whole experience for you this year?
A: I guess I'm just embracing it, to be honest.
Q: What do you mean by that?
A: I can't go and change anything. It has been a lot of ups and downs. Like I said, the only thing I can do is just keep coming in to work.
Q: It's obviously not just you in the passing game that's not working. You guys could have a whole season without a 50-catch player here. How strange is that to be on an NFL team that just can't seem to find its passing footing?
A: I mean, it's very strange. I don't even know how many catches I have this year. I feel like I probably had a couple more my rookie year.
Q: Yeah, you did. I think you're up to 35 or 36 now.
Q: A couple of years ago you had a game against the Bears where you had like four catches for 158 yards. What was happening that day? Why were you getting the big numbers?
A: I want to say, (Lions Quarterback) David Blough was the quarterback and I think I hit them early on probably the first couple drives for like a 70-yarder for a touchdown. You know, everything was just working. But at the same time that just kind of goes back to what I always say, when my number is called, just make the play. Four catches, that's not a lot to have and you're putting up 100 and something odd numbers.