Originally posted by zillabeast:
I don't think this will be a problem for a team that has no fear against the run. A team such as....oh, I don't know.....the 49ers.
Am I the only who thinks that this defense would have a really tough time against the Packers?
Yes, this defense can get to the QB successfully, but there are still too many times and too many games where the pass rush is non-existent. We are getting our most consistent pressure from Aldon; guys like Brooks, McDonald, Haralson, and even J.Smith aren't providing as consistent of a rush. Furthermore, we don't blitz a whole lot either.
This is sort of the defense that the Pack will love to face. If anyone has ever seen a Packer game, you will see them start off with the very short throws, then slowly transition to the play-action as the defense will come closer to the line to position themselves against these shorter passes.
All of this is not to bash against our defense, just to say that it will be an extremely TOUGH task to stop this Packers offense. Our offense has proven that they will usually be able to score in the 17-24 point range. Our defense will have to bring their A++++ game to be able to hold the Pack to that many points ON THE ROAD.