Defensive backs coach Jim Mora said the play Kelly Jennings made against the Miami Dolphins last week was a huge confidence-booster for a player who has been killed by big plays this season. Jennings will have to play a big role in tomorrow’s game against Arizona. Here is Mora discussing Jennings and his season:
“It’s a very physically challenging position at the corner, but it’s also a very mentally challenging position. And there is a level of maturity that you have to get into when negative things happen to you, as they absolutely are going to if you play that position long enough. It takes guys different amounts of time to get through that situation. Some guys never do.
“I just felt like Kelly went through a few weeks there where mentally he was in a funk. He had a really good preseason, and then they came out in that Buffalo game and he was in position and they (the Bills) make the play. We have talked about the moment of truth, when you are in position and you have to make the play. He was (there) and he didn’t and he was in a funk.
“That one play he made the other day, it did wonders for him. He is like a new guy. He has renewed energy and you kind of hope that is maybe what has happened for him, he got charged up again. He reflected on where he was and what he was doing and you are always trying to flip it.”