Good question! It can't really be a bad move b/c it puts focus on the players to, at minimum, have it in their mind and have someone on them about it. That said, pass rushing isn't really a skill you learn. You either have it or you don't. You can hone that skill with help from a specialist but you must first possess the skill. What's even more important is the SCHEME.
Let me give you a good example: TBC
TBC plays for NE and does very well. He comes here and sucks and is run out of town. He goes back to NE and is now their leading sack/QB pressure leader. Why is that? Scheme. Period.
I predicted that A. Brooks would eventually start taking snaps away from Manny this year if we ever have a desire to run a pure 3-4. Right now our secondary IS our front 7 b/c we still do not have a pass rush and so far, I haven't seen too much creativity in blitz schemes from Manusky. That said, I did finally see him rotate Haralson/Lawson more but it's still pretty vanilla and we only had one sack last week against a team we should have more then dominated esp. after Hasselmyback got hurt.
We really should have padded our stats after that and come out gunning like the Jets did against the Pats. MAKE THEM BEAT YOU!
[ Edited by NCommand on Sep 22, 2009 at 8:32 AM ]