Originally posted by HoneyBadger49er:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by dj43:
You cannot allow quality receivers to leave the LOS unobstructed. Press coverage goes hand-in-hand with pressure on the QB. It is the only way to slow down a good passing team.
We rarely play press coverage but we don't blitz often which means we have numbers in coverage and play a lot of underneath coverage. Brees will be required to find all the right windows and I'm sure we will devise a DL plan to block his favorite windows.
The key to shutting him down is not just pressure, but pressure with our front 4. You can't expect to blitz and not get burned every time.
Look at how he beat DET, he looked off the DB's a lot and went the other way. He will try to do that a lot. Our coverage just can't bite and make him look off, then go back to where he wants to throw and it not be there. That will force him to throw a second later than he wants to.
This is exactly why constant pressure will be key.
If he doesn't have time in the pocket he won't have time for pump and shoulder fakes. Just like every other QB, he is human and will stall if he's pressured constantly. Just like Eli and Big Ben, he will throw picks if he's forced to throw earlier than normal. We have to knock off those timing routes, it's not going to be easy to accomplish all of this, but if we do, then we'll have them.
Yeah but KC has very strong and good DB's. As good as our guys are, they are not press guys. They are great at underneath coverage and Goldson and Whitner have a lot of speed to help on top.
I think we will do a lot of Cover 3 with Goldson moving down to the 10-15 yard spot in the middle. He's a hitter and can play the ball. We have done that a lot with him as he's like a LB with hands and playing that 10-15 yard middle is perfect for him. Rogers will be the nickel playing underneath coverage over the slot and that will leave Willis and Bowman to zone underneath on the TE and RB.
When we do apply pressure, it will mostly be with one LB possible Bowman. This still allows us to play cover 2 bump and run with Brooks and Willis dropping back.
I really don't see us rushing more than 5 at any time.
[ Edited by Joecool on Jan 10, 2012 at 3:46 PM ]