That was suppose to happen from day one, but he never stuck to that. So yes he did say he is focusing his attention to defense, however should not have taken him this long to do so. I am sure he had help in coming to that conclusion though!
Actions > words.
I hope he sticks to it this time because it seems he has regained the locker room. I am unsure if he could regain a second time.
"Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."