So far into this season we've given up 8 sacks, which according to footballoutsiders.com ranks us 29th in the league with a 10% adjusted sack rate.
What I'm going to do is break down the 8 sacks courtesy of nfl.com highlights.
Arizona (not in any particular order)
Hill sacked for -5 yards by Bertrand Berry
The Cards rush 6. Snyder is beaten badly, I mean abused, by Calais Campebell, nearly knocking the ball lose and forcing hm to step up into the pocket. Berry got credit for the sack but really it was Calais Campbell that allowed for the sack.
Hill sacked by Antrelle Rolle and fumbles
If anything the blame goes to Davis for not picking up the outside blitzer. He didn't see him at all. This was a very well designed call by Davis though and Hill got pretty unlucky.
Hill sacked by Carnell Docket
Rachel got worked simple as that.
Hill sacked by Chike Okefer
Two things happened on that play, Snyder got soundly beaten by Okefer and Adrian Wilson came on a safety blitz through a clear lane unevaded.
What bothers me about this is that all this was created by the Cards rushing 6 men. Why couldn't Hill find any hot reads to dump off to to evade the rush? The Cards were blitzing pretty much every play but we couldn't capitlize on anything like that.
Hill sacked by Lawrence Jackson for -7 yards
OMG Pashos got owned by Jackson. Maybe theres a reaon why this guy was released.
Hill sacked by Patrick Kearney
A wtf moment pretty much. Hill just ran into Kearney. There was no need for him to move around as the protection was great here. What was Hil thinking?
Hill sacked by Lawrence Jackson
Hill faced some heavy backside pressure, but he did not do a good job feeling the rush and getting rid of the ball.
Hill sacked for 0 yards
Two comment: I have no idea why this is considered a sack since he was clearly scrambling and he did not lose yards on the play. Second, I have no idea why Hill thought this was the bes option runnign up the middle on 3rd and long. At the leat he should've checked it down to Gore and let Gore try to see if he could bust it.
Overall, there does seem to be a lot of problems with our O-line (cough cough Snyder and Pashos), but it looks a little improved from last year overall. Hill needs to do a better job of helping his line out and getting rid of the ball a little sooner.
This line clearly could use an influx of talent. Staley is golden, Heitman isn't bad and Rachel has potential, but it's clear we have to get this through outside the organization in free agency and hig in the draft. I wish I could say we were lik the Saints, or New York Giants or Dallas and get our linman from later in the draft, or deelop guys internally, but we don't have the coaching for tha unfortunately. As it is 4/5ths of our line is made up from first day picks.