“It was a good feeling,” Kindle said after the team’s 24-10 victory. “Between the Jets game [on Oct. 2] and now, I’ve learned so much more about special teams and defense. So I felt like I was a lot more productive today just because I was more aware of what I need to be doing and what needs to be done.”
Despite his inactivity, Kindle didn’t mope or let himself dissolve into self-pity.
“It’s simple. Not getting on the field and being frustrated about it is not going to help,” he said. “You’ve got to look at it as a positive. The coaches won’t put you out there unless you’re prepared. If you just work hard and continue to stay down, they’ll call you when you’re ready, and when they do call you, you’ve got to be prepared. That’s what I’ve been doing from then until now.”