Originally posted by ace49ers:
what I noticed in the 3 weeks was that we had pass rush against the Packers, Rodgers looked lost in the 4th qrt.
In the game against the Lions we pretty much did the same with Stafford, though Stafford had more time in the pocket but no one was really open. rewatching the game there wasnt much pressure there, for most of the game Stafford couldnt throw because of the secondary coverage. And I gave the Lions O-line a pass grade somewhat.
I havent seen the Vikings game yet but I have a feeling that what little pass rush we had in the Lions game was non existent unless we blitzed going by most peoples comments.
The intensity and fire in the pass rush just isn't there right now. We covered well in the secondary in the packer and lions game but we never really pressured Rodgers or Stafford. Maybe Aldon being an every down player has something to do with it, but if they don't find that intensity/fire soon, teams will no longer be scared of us. Teams that can run and pass, will be successful.
This is where the offense needs to step up. Maybe the coaching staff new eventually teams will adjust and thats where the offense needed to step up. But that hasn't happen yet so far. In the first 2 games, the defense carried us again where the offense did just enough. The Vikings game, we needed the offense to carry us and they just couldn't do it. We can't rely on the defense to carry us this season otherwise AZ will definitely take the crown in the division.