Reds Manager Danny Wilson caught up with the press following his side's 3-1 win over Bradford at Oakwell.
"After a minute or so, when we conceded like we did, they probably caught us cold or we were picking our noses, I'm not too sure," said Wilson.
"We were caught cold and against a good team like Bradford it was going to be difficult to get back in to it.
"It made it difficult to get back into the game and it was.
"Having said that, we could have gone in at half time at least level because we had a few good chances.
"Second half was another game again. We did everything we've been promising to do for the last few games. I know at the end Bradford were chasing it a bit but obviously their back-line opens up more than normal. I thought we were full of threats from midfield to the wide areas to up front.
After conceding inside one minute, an own goal and two strikes from Sam Winnall and Kane Hemmings overturned the Bantams' lead.
"You need a certain type of character to do that (get back into it)," added Wilson. "You need a mental strength to take your preparations onto the pitch and we did. Generally, they weren't disappointed because we felt we were doing well.
"At half time, there wasn't a great deal I could say to them to gee them up any more.
"We've thrown the gauntlet down to the strikers and told them they've got to make it their position. It's Sam's (Winnall) greatest game for us, by a long stretch.
"It's a great start against a good, strong, organised side in Bradford."
Wilson revealed attacker Ryan Williams was withdrawn due to a tight hamstring but has no long-term concerns over the Australian.
"He hasn't played any games at this level. But we're sure he'll be back and fit for next week."