Rookie running back Jahvid Best has been stonewalled the last five games. He clearly doesn't have the same burst or quickness he had earlier. Part of it is the turf toe injuries he's fighting on both feet, and part of it appears to be some tentativeness and lack of confidence.
But while emphasizing the running backs are equal partners in the failure of the running game, Schwartz said the recovery has to start up front.
"Our run blocking hasn't been good enough," he said. "Too many times we're not getting the running back started."