If you want to run a defense where you sit back, cover everything, don’t rush anybody and try to beat the other team’s offense that way, you better have edge rushers who consistently pressure the QB. Even if they’re not getting there, the QB can’t be allowed to sit there and pick you apart.
Everybody’s talking about the Lions’ D’s inability to stop the run, and that’s very justified. This season is going to go south fast if that’s not tightened up. And if the Lions don’t find ways to get to the QB, same thing.
If we’re so adept at man coverage, why not blitz more?