Jim Schwartz met with the media this morning in preparation for facing the Bears on Monday Night Football.
The focus was the status of his cornerbacks. Leodis McKelvin left the Browns game with a hamstring injury and his status for Monday night is still up in the air. The Eagles only have four pure cornerbacks on the roster in McKelvin, Nolan Carroll, Ron Brooks and Jalen Mills.
If McKelvin is unable to play, Mills is expected to start his place.
Schwartz: we’ll see on McKelvin. Jalen Mills, from time he’s been here, nothing’s been too big for him.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) September 16, 2016
Schwartz mentions competitiveness when asked what he likes about Mills #Eagles— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) September 16, 2016
Schwartz: 3 safeties have corner in their background; 3 corners is a little light. I’ve done it before.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) September 16, 2016
Jim Schwartz wouldn't say whether or not he will have a certain CB travel with Alshon Jeffrey. https://t.co/91DWYvNKMz— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) September 16, 2016
Schwartz was also asked about the usage of Mychal Kendricks, who played only 37% of snaps on Sunday.
Jim Schwartz: Mychal Kendricks is a good player. He'll play a lot of good football for us this year. #Eagles— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardo975) September 16, 2016
He also praised the work of second year linebacker Jordan Hicks.
Jim Schwartz said Browns presented problems with so many different looks but Jordan Hicks did a great job getting everyone lined up right— Ed Kracz (@kracze) September 16, 2016
Schwartz, who spent five seasons with the Bears as a division rival as head coach of the Lions, and also coached at Chicago in 2014 as a member of the Bills staff, also dropped some science on the media.
Schwartz: Soldier Field grass tends to be long & moisture from lake creates situation where players start but don't finish in same spikes.— Bob Grotz (@BobGrotz) September 16, 2016