Originally posted by tmpluff:
Gotta get pressure with the front four, maybe an occasional 5th, IF We send a corner (as the OP suggested) Make sure 52 or someone is ready for a dang screen to sproles, Heck EVERY PLAY make sure to be ready for a dang screen to Sproles. Wrap up the moment they make the catches (something we have been lax on the last three weeks) and make sure we have safety help a lot since Brees likes to get deep passes constantly. One of the thing the Rams did that made Brees life tough was, they made him mythodically drive down the field, No 30 yard gains. Brees Hates that, make him look for the dump off guy, thats why the Lambs got soo many sacks, and then once Brees got hit a bit he started making a few mistakes. Just my thoughts GO NINERS
Agreed... they showed we were #1 with only 43 missed tackles this year (at least before the rams game) and we have been good the past few years but the past few weeks we have missed a lot. Goldson can't be going for knockout hits and missing. Wrap up... same with DL... mcdonald, aldon let Clemens get away a few times last week. McDonald has to come at the QB under control and can't run by him with a hand reached out. We will need him to play like he was the 1st few weeks which was unstoppable. Aldon and others can't run themselves out of the picture... use an array of moves
And like you said we should jam the WRs... disrupt the timing and I am not a big fan of just letting a team get 10 yards a pop by playing off... brees can pick anyone apart.... but at worst play off at times and make him earn it. Can't give up 30-40+ yard passes like you said. Make them earn it and try to hold them to field goals....no cheap points... keep the ball on offense and work our way down field while eating up clock.... keep them off the field.
Study the blitz packages they showed in the preseason game and teach the OL how to combat them... a good chunk of our sacks were due to OL being confused and guys going 2 on 1 while leaving a free rusher... make sure they work on the screen game and red zone offense. Will probably have to take a risk to beat the Saints if we face them.... hopefully that made sense
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Jan 3, 2012 at 10:29 PM ]