Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
If you watched the NFCCG, the Niners put plenty of heat on Wilson...for much of the game they had him running for his life. Fangio's selective about when he calls a blitz...and for the most part, he's right on target. As armchair fans, we tend to get excited and say "blitz, blitz". Fangio knows what he's doing and keeps a clear head, which most of us just can't do.
I agree completely.
I don't know why people complain about Fangio's lack of blitzing so much. It's a common complaint. We have hardly blitzed over the past three years, and yet we have arguably the best collective defense in the league over that span. Why would would we change!?
Getting pressure on the quarterback is great. But remember, there's a caveat -- you're taking someone out of coverage. If the offense picks up the blitz, they're going to be able to exploit the diminished coverage downfield.
Now, if our defense was unproductive or struggling, I could see cause for concern or wanting to see change. But, if it's not broke, why fix it?