Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by thl408:
On both AZ defensive plays, it looks like AZ was run blitzing. On the gore +3 play and on the Kaep interception, they were playing very aggressive run defense in my opinion. The interception was I think a very late read by Colin and he should have thrown it away or taken a sack. If anything, both in the superbowl play against the Ravens and the seadderall play in the NFC Championship game, he's had trouble dealing with blitzes in the red zone. This probably what they are working on in the offseason. If an opposing team does not have quality recievers, it makes sense for a DC to run blitz them in the redzone.
Agreed on the bolded. In posts #23, #27, and #33, ARI was coming with cover0 every single time the 49ers dropped back to pass. A defense does this when they have no respect for the WR's ability to beat the CBs in man coverage. At this point in the season (week 6), the book was out on the 49ers WRs. They were substandard and the only legit WR was not a deep threat. I don't recall SEA ever blitzing in the entire nfccg and I'm fairly certain they did not blitz on the play I don't want to talk about anymore.