Re: Collins playing a hybrid LB/SS position?
posted at 9/5/2013 10:54 AM EDT
In response to wozzy's comment:
If we sack the QB, collapse the pocket and otherwise make him uncomfortable, our defense and coverage woes will be over. Our coverage wasn't poor over the past 4 years or so, we couldn't get to the QB, the QB had all day to throw, watching that week in and out was very frustrating.
You'll see that when opposing QB's are running for their lives, we'll get off the field faster and with more frequency and the coverage behind the rush will get a lot of lame duck interceptions.
Been saying it for years, pass coverage doesn't happen in a vacuum, the pass rush must work in tandem with coverage or else it just looks like bad defense.
Wozzy. A BB defense is a read and react defense, with BB wanting first responsibility to be run containment. Hard to pressure the QB under those circumstances.
Also hard when you only send 3 or 4 guys at the QB with no blitzing or surprise pressure. BB very, very rarely sends a CB or S into the back field. (He usually gets burned when he does). Very few teams can create pressure from a 3 or 4 man rush.
This defense drives many here batty, but I truly believe this defense, and the players on this defense are playing exactly the way BB wants them to....
1) sure tackler. Stop the run putting the other team into 2nd and long or 3 rd and long
2) create turnovers
3) protect the back end of the field keeping the play in front of you
4) bend but don't break