I didn’t watch yesterday but I listened and it sounded like we actually blitzed a few times… A sign of things to come, or just a rookie QB?
I’m all for rushing 4 guys to pressure the QB… But we’ve seen 3 man rushes often times this year that are slow to pressure and get fatigued quickly because of the lack of rotation due to so many injuries on the DL. In 3 vs 5 scenarios the 3 will wear down fast.
The few times we’ve blitzed this year we actually been pretty damn good! QBs can’t be allowed so much time to kill us. Going back to the last 2 losses, those were QBs that you need to hit and hit often and hard to get them off their game. Week 1 Kyler Murray was way off in his first couple series and we relaxed after that.
I don’t like to blitz if we don’t need to. But, when you’re beat up on the DL and you have decent blitzing LBs and facing QBs that in the past struggled vs pressure then you need to do it a bit more. I’m not saying a lot, but get there and smack them and make them think about it!
If you’re not going to blitz at all then you better stop the damn run!