Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Bill Lazor didn’t hold back anything during his weekly press conference on Monday. He took all the blame, called out Ryan Tannehill, was direct and blunt about the offensive line and said quite a few more things that showed he wasn’t playing any games. Now, with the Bills game over with, Lazor is ready to go back to work.
“I think this league is you go from feeling good to feeling bad, and what you have to do as a coach is make sure the days you feel good because you got a victory, that you are very honest about what your performance was because sometimes there are a lot of things in there that need to be corrected, and you can’t let a win cause you to gloss over things that were wrong. I don’t think we did that last week. I thought we did a good job addressing it. Obviously, we didn’t do a good enough job, but we will.”
Lazor hinted that he is going to be much tougher in practice than he has been in the past several weeks, despite players already saying he is extremely demanding.
“The number one thing, when I say the responsibility is on me, as a coach, I go back to how we practiced and how demanding we are in practice of everyone being on the same page and everyone doing it exactly right. That’s much more important than one or two decisions that are made on a game day. I guess that’s a little bit of old-school, but that’s what I believe in. The players I believe will agree with me on that, and we’ll keep working, not that we haven’t been working to get it right, but again it’s my responsibility to make sure it’s done.“
Lazor also didn’t sugarcoat things when talking about the issues that the offense is having. We detailed these various issues in our previous posts on the site so be sure to scroll down for that. With that said, Lazor admitted that there are still some lingering problems from the first week of the season.
“We are the same team that we were last week, have some of the same issues, some of them from the first week we fixed, but you might not know it watching this last game and some we didn’t get fixed and I think that’s obvious. I think we talked about some of those same things here last week at this point. As you can see now, I was honest with you.”
I can only imagine what practice and the meeting rooms are going to be like for the offense this week. Lazor is not a happy camper and you better believe that every player on that side of the ball is going to be put on notice this week, if they haven’t been already.