Originally posted by NinerGM:
This will end up being an Alex Smith thread....
Sounds right! Though I think English hit it with the notion that it should be a coach and scheme discussion. The Vikings game seemed to be an attempt to go away from the prior run first trend but the team was not up to it. If they had run and tired out the DLine a bit first the pass blocking might have been better.
We are seeing a renaissance of athletic D Linemen and OLBs on many teams. To the extent that a team like Houston can lose a great D Linemen and still create great pressure.