Originally posted by thl408:I just briefly skimmed through most of RW's dropbacks from yesterday's ARI game, and there is a very obvious effort from ARI's pass rush to prevent RW from rolling out to his right. SF did the same thing and really limited RW's ability to throw the ball while scrambling, something we know he is good at doing. If RW wants to roll right, he will have to run backwards a bit and not just lateral (parallel) to the line of scrimmage. A QB can't put enough zip on his throw when scrambling semi-backwards, nor will he have zip on the throw while running left (right handed QB).
The book is out on how to defend SEA's passing attack. Taking it back to the 49ers, Brooks played a huge role in carrying out this tactic in week 14. The trade off of doing this is less pressure applied from that side of the formation (right tackle), but the benefit is severely hampering RW's ability to throw effectively when scrambling.
Unless that QB's name is Colin Kaepernick.