Originally posted by YourHuckleberry: We rely way too much on the 4 man rush to get pressure. It worked well in the game @ AZ, but it hasn't worked since, and it's killing us.
Favre had too much time, and so did Ryan.
We blitzed in the Rams game a lot, and got loads of sacks. I don't know why we stopped.
Were you actually watching the Atlanta game? The few times that we blitzed we got burned badly. Read the article on the guy who watches a lot of game film. He broke it down pretty well. He noted that the Falcons are one of the only teams that keeps two backs and two tight ends into block, so they essentially have 8 blockers, which will give the QB all day to pass. The one receiver that went down field happened to be Roddy White, and we all know what happened.
We don't blitz because we got burned both in the Vikings game by Favre and by Ryan last week.
I don't think that the Niners are really good in disguising their blitzs and Favre and Ryan were able to read what we were doing and make the apporpriate change for a big play. If our blitzes were more deceiving we probably would end up blitzing more.
Originally posted by TDilvr: The fact that we got burned early on blitzing against MINN and ATL is yet another reason to hate on Sean Hill. He can't make defenses pay like Ryan, Favrehhh and other good QB's can.
I think it helped that their Oline and Rbs did a good job of blocking on those plays.
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