Re: Too Blitz or Not to Blitz
posted at 11/19/2012 11:14 AM EST
In response to Neal Page's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
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In response to bobbysu's comment:
For me the Bend but dont Break Defense doesn't make sense with our Offense.
We'll see if Patricia changed his philosphy with the Jets. Of all the QB's we face, Sanchez is terrible under pressure, he makes more dumb mistakes when Defenders are in his face. Fumbles, throws int's right to people, just bad decisions.
Jets will crank up the Running Game, so Pats better start there, and blitz when Down and Distance is to our advantage.
I think it depends. I think there is a strategy there. BB is great at baiting QBs into a self assured position in the red zone. It's harder to score in the red zone than it is in between the 20s (through the air).
That said, if you aren't stopping the run and defendig the pass well in that area, then yeah, ir a problem.
Not sure what the final stats are from yesterday, but the D was again off to a slow start aided by a bad PI play, obviously. The Run D has been off 2 weeks in a row, but if it's on like it usually is, the bend don't break is not the real problem for this D, IMO.
The more balanced an offense the D is facing, I think it works pretty well. They get 2 turnovers per game, keep the run game from hurting them and then keep offenses to 20 points or less.
That's all assuming our own offense isn't sputtering or turning it over.
I hear what you saying about strategy. here is my thing though. BB wants the Offense to basically bleed out its 3rd down package. Each team will have maybe 10 or so plays they go to in 3rd down situations and when BB makes you go the lengh of the field all the while making notes on his pad, he is setting himself up to succeed later because he will have seen all you have to offer. by half time most times the team has has 5-10 3rd down opptys already and this sets up for a 2nd half in which you can predict what plays will be called and try to catch them with a coverage that takes advantage so I get WHY BB likes to make offenses work and show alot but I think it had run its course this year and it was time for change and everyone from Troy Brown to the biggest homer Fred Smerlas was saying is in the last couple weeks as even they Had seen enough. Bodes well for later on because now Qbs wont come here licking their chops and they may actually be a bit reluctant to throw for a change
I also think BB likes to wait as long as possible to show things on film. It's clear he has fast players at the line and Spikes is just so talented in terms of having the feel for the game, it appears BB has what he wants.
I think he'd rater not do it just to not have to show it, thinking down the line in the postseason when he wants to pull it out of the bag. With a younger, more discombobulated secondary in recent years, it's made it look worse than it really is, which is what I have been saying.
I don't really care about yards in the air or who looks like what in the regular season. I care about what they can do, how many bullets BB has iin the chamber, so to speak, in JANAURY.
Show as much on offense as possible, as little as possible on D. That's my theory. Overwhelm on offense, surprise on D.
No one is better at this than BB. Talib changes the landscape, obviously. BB can now feel more comfortable in man on the perimeter with Talib and Dennard (one of the best press guys coming out in the draft).
Exactly. As long as he keeps Dennard and Talib starting who both play man/press well we can start to evolve and create pressure more often and it also allows you to be more flexible and I love how Talib plays. Tackles well and is always close to his man. He had like one or bad plays but I chalk it up to not playing for a month. He is gonna help Big Time!