With the first preseason game a week away and the regular season inching closer, Jim Schwartz appears to be cranking up the sense of urgency.
Speaking with reporters after practice Thursday, Schwartz took a question about Eric Rowe‘s ups and downs and used it to highlight the spotty play of the defense overall.
“Everyone wants to make him a seasoned vet. He started for about a half-a-year and he is changing schemes,” he said. “But we’re also through our OTAs and we’re through our minicamp and we’re through a little bit more than a week of camp, and we have to start putting those inconsistencies behind us. I’m not just talking about Eric, I’m talking about every guy on defense. You saw what happened today: we’d make a play, give up a play; make a play, give up a play. That’s not a way to play defense. That’s not a way to play football. We’ve gotta be consistent and that’s our challenge. Our challenge is ironing that out.” Read more »