When asked about those comments, Kelly said he was just channeling former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach John McKay, who made those remarks in the team’s inaugural 1976 season. When asked about the team’s execution, McKay replied, “I’m in favor of it.”

“It’s an old John McKay quote,” Kelly explained, via ESPN. “I was kidding. It was tongue-in-cheek. It wasn’t funny? … I was talking and making a joke about it. It was taken serious? Are you people crazy?”