A frequent question Redskins players have had to face this past month is, in some form or another, "What's wrong with the defense, and what's changed?"
Washington's defense was, for the most part, effective and at times dominant during the team's 6-3 start.
But in this losing streak that extended to four games after the disgraceful performance against the Giants, the unit has been a train wreck on top of a dumpster fire.
DJ Swearinger was the latest 'Skin to be asked the increasingly common question in the FedEx Field locker room postgame. His response was noteworthy.
"We just didn't execute, we just didn't get the job done," he said. "That's the answer they want me to give."
Swearinger attracts some of the largest media crowds when he speaks because he's passionate and never holds back with his quotes.
However, some recent comments from No. 36 about the Redskins' practice habits caught Jay Gruden's attention to the point where the coach explained in one of his weekly pressers he'd prefer the safety keep those thoughts in-house.
So, is Gruden or another coach or front office person the "they" that Swearinger referred to following the Giants blowout? You'd have to assume so.
Regardless, it's obvious that he wanted to say more, but instead, he kept his full, unfiltered opinion to himself — this time. If things continue to trend downward and his frustration continues to trend upward, though, don't expect him to keep giving the answers "they want."
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