Wyche: Time for a break
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Schwartz, who worked under Williams in Tennessee for two seasons as a defensive assistant, has not been accused of taking part in a bounty program, although former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy said this month he believes the Titans had a bounty on Peyton Manning during Schwartz' tenure as defensive coordinator.
According to the Free Press, Schwartz compared his old incentive system to how colleges award helmet stickers for big plays. In Schwartz's case, it was big hits.
"I think the big hit is always going to be part of the game," Schwartz said. "But the intent is not to injure, the intent is to make a big hit within the rules. Like I said, nobody wants to get a penalty. That doesn't help anybody. It hurts your team rather than helps. But offensive players, the same thing as defensive players, everybody's trying to play a tough, physical game, and I don't think anybody needs any extra encouragement to be able to do that."