Originally posted by 49wyztoscore:
I don't know what game most of you were watching but I saw alot of pressure. Just because you don't get sacks doesn't mean you aren't pressuring the QB. 2 of our picks came from pressuring the QB and the TD pass was bogus due the the mauling of Justin Smith. I don't know how they missed that call.
the better teams out there will get pressure up the middle, something we just dont seem to do. for the most part, i didnt think we have shown any semblence of a true pass rush. you got to balance that with as coach said, we are playing vanilla d right now, not showing all of our cards. but then that said, we don't have the personel that can flip the switch and be good pass rushers. any pass rush we do get this season will be smoke and mirrors. any seasoned qb will simply just step up in the pocket to give himself a few more seconds to kill you downfield if all the pressure you are going to get is smoke and mirror blitzes of the edge. any sacks we do get this year or any qb hurries are going to happen off of blitzes, blitzes you can get burned on. we don't have that guy that on talent alone can either pressure the qb or sack the qb from talent alone. balmer is not looking too good, sopoaga deal looks like a bad deal in retrospect, franklin is a career backup, smith is being played out of position, lawson like balmer is not panning out and so on....you go down the list, we dont have a pass rush becasue we dont have a guy who posesses the talent to be a pass rusher. like maiocco said earlier, we had two issues this training camp, who is qb, and where will the pass rush come from, neither has been answered so far. the one guy who put up numbers last season, harrelson, in my opinion had a fluke season with inflated numbers.
[ Edited by ssahnan on Aug 23, 2009 at 11:15 PM ]