Originally Posted by TheReverend
Personally, I wish you would've been able to make it last night.
This is something else I wanted to mention during the podcast but wasn't able to jam it into to any of my ramblings.
At one point Simms mentioned your sentiment and suggested jamming the GB WRs at the LOS to disrupt the timing.
...but we simply don't have the CB talent to do that. Quite frankly, even Champ isn't a great press corner. The defense would get really beat up at the LOS and give up some big plays. The way they're doing it is for the best.
Man coverage - Buy time for pass rush to sack passer (you see this paying dividends in conjunction with Miller's athleticism and talent)
Zone coverage - Read the QB and turnover the football
That's EXTREMELY basic, but it might help someone.
Then what is the advantage of telgraphing a LB blitz, pressing up a safety and then running the corners back....have the corners have the option to jump a slant or curl and hope they don't have time to run a double move?
All we were giving up were intermediate routes in front of the coverage and I guess hoping that they either a) dropped the pass or b) missed a block up front and allowed us to get a quick sack.
I would have rather lined up and ran straight zone at them that entire drive and at least have Rodgers guess where to go with the ball. It woiuld have taken away the pass rush but at least we are making the kid think back there. We were basically telling him where to go with the ball before the snap.
It goes back to what we were talking about before. If we had better cover safeties it would give us the option to press and get help over the top. When we were pressing Dawkins up to the line Rodgers knew the corners had to play soft.
That drive really sucked the life out of me because it brought back bad memories. At one point I think I even yelled at Lenny Walls by accident