Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by RedAndGoldArmy:
Not just any D-lineman, a PASS RUSHER.
We lost two games this year as the direct result of a lack of pass rush. The very average secondary was exposed by too much time for opposing QBs.
Yes a QB is the top need but a pass rush is very close behind.
It is fact that the top two things you gotta have in this league to win are (listed in order of importance):
2) passing defense.
If you lack either one of them, you will not win. You gotta be able to pass AND stop the pass to win. One or the other doesn't work, you gotta be able to do both and the better you can do both, the more you win. This is fact, believe it or not.
Niner's definitely lack the first. Fixing the QB spot is the first, hardest, and most important step to fixing it. Even A consistently average to good QB would fix many of this problem.
The Niner's are very shaky on the second, a good pass rush should fix most of it. Our FS is not so free, and it's affecting our corner's. Fix the rush and it's quite possible some ball-hawker's appear on the roster that didn't seem to be there before. You can kill a lot of birds with one stone if your pass rush is consistently good enough.
[ Edited by Blitz on Dec 29, 2010 at 10:33:39 ]