Lawrence also feels special teams could have a huge impact on the outcome of the game, Last week, talented and speedy Cedric Battle returned two punts for touchdowns against the Rams.
“I feel sometimes the effort hasn’t been there on special teams,” he said. “Now, these guys because of our depth are starting on offense or defense or both and are also playing special teams, but they have to stay focused, especially on coverage teams.
“We have also missed some blocks on our return teams. There has to be more of a sense of urgency, and we are trying to get that going in practice.
“We want to let these guys know that special teams represent one-third of a ball game. We can’t emphasize enough how important special teams are.
“It’s all mental. These guys are in superb physical condition, and playing special teams is a mental thing. Overall, we are pleased with the special teams, but not extremely pleased.
“But there is room for improvement, and we have to get better in this area if we want to do anything in district.”