[QUOTE]BB has never liked to blitz all that much (and I'm defining "blitz" as sending more than 4 rushers at the QB). He prefers to send 3 or 4 rushers and get whatever pressure he can with those guys. In my opinion, his defenses have always been designed more to stop the run and the deep play. He doesn't attack the backfield a lot and he's willing to play a bit softer in the underneath zones as long as his guys are stout at the line of scrimmage and protect the deep part of the field. Even as he goes to a 4-3, I haven't seen a big change in the basic concept. I think BB would love to see more pressure from his DL and LBs--he's just not going to get that pressure by blitzing and stunting a lot. That's the Ryan (both Rex and Buddy) approach . . . attack, attack, attack . . . and hope to disrupt the play early before the offense can get to the unprotected parts of the field. The attack style works well with great corners and good LBs and safeties. If you don't have good guys in coverage, though, it leaves you very vulnerable to the big play. BB seems to prefer a more conservative approach that forces the opposing offense to execute consistently in the short passing game--something that's not all that easy on long drives.
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