"It's not his job to grade his performance, it's his job to go play and he can play better," Schwartz said Sunday. "He left a couple of plays on the field."
to camp Monday, Schwartz said. . LB Justin Durant and DE Ronnell Lewis were held out of practice due to soreness. . S Louis Delmas, who had knee surgery Tuesday, had a pair of crutches near his locker but did not speak to reporters. . The team hosted kids' day Sunday and drew more than 2,800 fans.
Bill Bentley thought he was just OK in the Detroit Lions' exhibition opener. Coach Jim Schwartz would prefer that his rookie cornerback leave the criticism to him.
Bentley played in the Senior Bowl after a career at Louisiana Lafayette. He's listed on the roster as Dwight Bentley but prefers Bill, the nickname he picked up during high school in Pahokee, Fla.
recovered with an interception of Brandon Weeden during the Browns' next drive.
"I've got to be technically sound and know my assignments," Bentley said. "You learn really quick that you have to play fast."
Schwartz was critical of his entire team's performance, but had some compliments for Bentley.
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Beyond Houston and Smith, there's precious little experience on the corners. Nearly all the rest of the players that have seen reps there this summer were signed before camp began.
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"Once I settled down, it was just football," he said. "The speed was kind of fast, but once I settled down, I felt pretty comfortable with myself."
veteran Alphonso Smith. Bentley and Houston have seen most of the reps as the starting corners as Detroit works to upgrade a defense that was 22nd against the pass last season.
The Lions continue the exhibition season Friday night at Baltimore.
The third round selection had an interception in Friday's 19 17 loss to Cleveland and broke up another pass Schwartz thought he should have picked off. He broke up two passes in the game and had a tackle after starting opposite six year veteran Chris Houston.
"He set a high standard for himself and I think that's good," the coach said. "He's doing a good job for a rookie, but still there's a long way to go.
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Bentley was one of three defensive backs the Lions drafted in April to bolster a secondary that struggled late in the season and in Detroit's 45 28 wildcard loss to New Orleans.
He got a leg up on earning a starting spot when the Lions released Aaron Berry after a pair of arrests. Smith, a four year veteran who played in 11 games and started once last season, was demoted to the second team.
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