Originally posted by 49erswillbeback:
Originally posted by LoneWolf:
We are getting pressure (disrupting passes) and stopping the run, dont need negative yards when almost all plays are 3 and outs.
I see also of disruption in the pass rush. Opposing QB's are being flushed and although they are not getting sacked as much as we all would like they are being forced to throw into a defense that drops 8. I believe that can be just as confusing to a offensive coordinator as a blitz package.
I couldn't disagree more with the OP.
Teams game plan for our pass rush unlike anything I have ever seen before. Our pressure was absolutely monsterous in the Minnesota game. Ponder had to run for his life just to throw the ball. He was able to do it, unlike the other quarterbacks we have played. Good for him, but to say we didn't get pressure because Ponder ran out of the pocket and made plays?
The reason we get so many 3n'outs against teams, is because the quarterback goes into the game thinking about getting rid of the ball as fast as he can, which makes his job much more difficult. It leads to some easy interceptions and 3n'outs.
Fitzpatrick had thrown the most TD's in the NFL, yet he threw zero against us.
Team's don't gameplan to get their ass kicked by our pass rush. They're not going to try 7 step drops and sit in the pocket, If they tried that, they would get killed. They stick with the quick outs, WR screens, and check downs. Quarterbacks sometimes have time when we inexplicably rush three, and sometimes when Aldon is in coverage, but besides that, we are all over the quarterback all day long.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Oct 10, 2012 at 02:20:50 ]