Eberflus clearly spoke in generalities as you stated. Todd Archer's blurb here might explain things a little better: Apparently they want to see more fire in the belly, so it stands to reason if they take a shot at his pride by benching him that he might come around. Honestly, he just does not look as comfortable out on an island in the 4-3. In the 3-4, he could be covered up to an extent or at least not find himself in a position to be targeted. He has said so himself he is unsure and finds it hard to play fast thinking too much. He looked good blitzing earlier in the year and had a bad drop for a pick six against the Chiefs. It might just be a case where if he makes a big play he gets his confidence back.