The Redskins security will face his former crew, the Texans, on Sunday, and Swearinger mentioned he desires to take the crew that drafted him down resulting from a private vendetta.
“Houston bashed my title fairly dangerous,” he mentioned, through ESPN.
The Texans drafted Swearinger in 2013, however waived him in 2015. A day later, the Buccaneers claimed him.
Swearinger mentioned when he was assembly with then-coach Lovie Smith, he was requested questions on his persona and time with the Texans that shocked him.
“I by no means bought a good probability from Tampa,” Swearinger mentioned. “I bear in mind my first interview with Lovie, he requested me about all of the issues Houston bashed me on. I used to be sitting there shocked, like, ‘They actually mentioned that about me? That is horrible.’ I took that and put that chip on my shoulder, like I by no means bought that honest alternative.”
In line with Swearinger, the dangerous blood started throughout a movie session, when he gave recommendation to a different defensive again. He mentioned the opposite defensive backs advised him later the place coach was upset with Swearinger.
Swearinger mentioned although he carried out completely within the Buccaneers’ coaching camp, he was nonetheless a backup to Chris Conte. Swearinger believes that the Texans influenced Tampa Bay’s opinion of him in a detrimental method.
He then spent nearly two seasons with the Cardinals earlier than touchdown with the Redskins, the place he is recorded 4 interceptions this season.
Swearinger additionally has no love for Texans coach Invoice O’Brien, who got here in after Gary Kubiak was fired. Swearinger took a shot at O’Brien on Instagram and reiterated his admiration for Kubiak and different coaches.
When requested about Swearinger’s feedback Wednesday, O’Brien mentioned he did not know what Swearinger was speaking about.
“You simply attempt to make selections in the perfect curiosity of the crew,” O’Brien mentioned. “D.J. made quite a lot of performs for us right here. He is a really instinctive, powerful, aggressive participant. He is clearly gone on to Arizona and now in Washington and he is … doing an awesome job, has bought glorious ball expertise, good tackler, powerful, aggressive man. He will be a problem to go in opposition to on Sunday.”