“There’s really no excuse for (last game’s performance). They came out, they dominated on their own turf and they knew exactly what they wanted to do, which was run the ball. We knew exactly what they wanted to do also.
“We knew they were going to come out there and try to run the ball and start the running game to get the counter game going, but we couldn’t stop it. I’m not going to use the weather as an excuse or miscommunication as an excuse because that wasn’t the case. We still went out there and played, we just didn’t perform like we should have.
“Coach Schwartz has been doing a good job of hiding how upset he gets from the media and only getting on us in the locker room, but there comes a point in time where you just can’t take it anymore. You’re tired of pulling your own hair; you feel like you’re by yourself and you just want to relieve stress by giving it to everybody else.
“I think he did the right thing. He let everybody see that he’s still a great coach and he’s trying his best to get us going. If that results in having us on the field screaming at us – any great coach will do that.
“Coach Schwartz does a great job of holding us accountable. He preaches every day that we’re not little kids, such as myself. I’m a rookie, but I’m not a little kid, I’m a grown man. This is a job. And in order for us to keep our job, we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do on the field to maintain that in order to keep that job.
“I think he does a great job holding the players accountable and also the coaches accountable. Everybody’s on the same page. Now we’ve just got to go out on the field and get it done.
“I think us struggling falls back into us not knowing who we are yet because there’s no way a great Super Bowl team will play good one week and play bad one week. That’s not going to happen. We’ve played good and we’ve played bad multiple weeks and that just comes with us getting comfortable with each other – finding ourselves.
“We know we can do it, but we don’t do it and that comes with preparation and getting close to everybody. We need to unite and just try to bond with each other more when we’re out on the field.”
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