Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Wait, Brooks had 2 sacks, 5 QB hits, 3rd in tackles and a forced fumble and he had a bad game b/c of containment? LOL.
On a serious note, you are right, containment is usually his best asset and s/b an anomaly. Great breakdown though.
Looking forward to your "how to beat Carolina" break down!
Green Bay ran the ball more frequently than anticipated. Rogers threw 26 passes; Lacey 21 carries.
My guess is that sometimes Brooks got caught going inside on plays that ended up being running plays, and not pass plays.
That is my guess.
well, sort of, contain isn't just restricted to the run game. Think of how AZ absolutely dominated Seattle's passing offense, they kept great contain on Russel Wilson. A speed rush up the field is great, but not if you allow the QB a big lane to step up and out of the pocket. Against a guy like AR you have to understand that if there's a lane to move in the pocket Rodgers is going to get it. The biggest difference between Aldon's pass rush and Brooks is that Aldon's more disciplined. He'll take a speed rush to the outside shoulder of the T and look to flatten out at the top to collapse the lane. Brooks tried to speed rush right around the T, he got some hurries this way but they weren't really hurries cause Rodgers only had to take a half step forward to be completely out of the way. If Rodgers doesn't step forward he still probably wouldn't have been touched by Brooks - again, not all the time, but sometimes that's what happened. Brooks didn't play a terrible game, I just thought it was the poorest of the starters in general.