Coach Marvin Lewis: We did not do a very good job.

Marvin Lewis addresses the media following the week 7 game at Kansas City.

Opening Statement

“In a football game like that, we knew going in that we had to do a really good job first off, offensively making first downs and then defensively being able to make the adjustments and be able to tackle and make plays in the open field. We did not do a very good job of that. I just comes down to as simple as that. We did not do a good job of stopping them on third down and getting off the field there in the first half and being able to sustain the drives on offense. We did not play very well.”

Are you disappointed in the high number of tackles?

“We did not tackle very well.”

What would you attribute that to?

“We did not tackle very well.”

Do you think players are having trouble understanding the scheme?

“We had a couple of new guys in there and at times, I can’t make that judgement right here today, but we have guys who are new and have to make the right corrections and adjustments.”

What happened on the fake punt?

“It was a miscommunication.”

How do you get your players to regroup?

“It falls on everyone. We have to do a better job of preparing them. They have to go out and have to understand and make the correction and adjustments and execution. We knew that was going to be a big part of it is communication and being alert and making the adjustments and so forth throughout the football game, not only during the series but within. We did a poor job of that and have to understand that. We have opportunities to make plays, like missed tackles and so forth. We had balls that were tipped in the air and we don’t come down with them. We had the quarterback trapped and we don’t get him on the ground, so there are a lot of things we have to do better.”

Would that include reassessing who is starting?

“No, I am not going to make any judgements like that right now.”

Any update on Vontaze Burfict?

“I do not know. He had a hip injury just like they said.”

What was behind the decision to punt in the 4th quarter when you were down?

“Then the thing to do is punt the football and have an opportunity to stop and get the ball back. You can sit here and second guess everything I do in every play, so if that is what you want to do, have at it. We do not have enough time in the night for that.”

What about the Chiefs offense?

“They are a good offense. We knew that going in.”

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