But Lewis said, disputing a televised report, that he never considered benching Trotter beyond the one play. And especially not in the Arizona game.
''That was one thing in a game from, what three or four weeks ago?'' Lewis said.
When someone said that people sometimes say stupid things--meaning the benching might last beyond that--Lewis said, ''They sure do.''
What upset Lewis was that Trotter ended up freelancing on one assignment, putting others in bad spots.
''We got it corrected,'' Lewis said. ''Discipline is the number one thing in any defense. You can't have 11 guys running all over the place. A guy who's not giving everything with his responsibility has to be accountable to the rest of the players.''
Keeping Trotter in line
Breaking Burgundy Top Stories
Morning Manny: Quarterback Position ReviewManny Benton reviews the Redskins Quarterback position prior to training camp.
Breaking BurgundyYesterday at 5:00 AM
Could Nate Sudfeld Be The 2018 Redskins QB?One man in the front office had high praise for the sophomore passer.
Breaking BurgundyTuesday at 5:00 AM
When Swearinger Sized Up Redskins Safety WoesThe new starting free safety had his eyes on the Redskins way before he entered free agency.
It's Rob Kelley's Job To Lose At RBContrary to popular belief, Redskins RB Robert Kelley has a strong grip as the team's lead back.