Originally posted by lamontb:
I'll be over it when i see a pass rush for more than one game I'm not that that wishy washy with my opinions. And it was more than pre season it was last season also and the problem went into pre season
Agreed! And let's be honest, Warner is a statue and our secondary, once again, played lights out allowing sufficient time for our front 7 to get there. Even with that said and as poorly as the Cardinals played, Warner still had PLENTY of time to sit back there and deliver...dropped passes, indecision, etc.
It was encouraging that we at least had semblence of "pressure" esp. from Haralson & Smith and even McDonald. I also liked the rotation they were using and the d-line seemed to play well together relying mostly on stunts.
I'd STILL like us to see more of a pure 3-4 where the OLB's are moved around a lot pre-snap at the LOS looking to shoot gaps (esp. for Manny). I'd also like to see us utilize Willis AND Spikes more on the inside blitz instead of constantly relying on Manny's one speed-rush move to the outside. The Cards were run-bliltzing their middle LB AND safeties up the gut all day which also opened up the outside rush.
We're still a long ways from being a true 3-4 but at least for one game we showed some continuity, won some one-on-one battles and got some pressure/sacks that were meaningful (stopped gains, caused fumbles, etc.) and THAT is what a 3-4 is supposed to do.
But the front 7 REALLY needs to thank the secondary. Hopefully some day, the secondary will be able to thank the front 7!