Sarlacc83 wrote:DL pressure is a huge issue. Without the ability to collapse the pocket, we're not getting QBs to hurry and make mistakes. This then leads to time for blown coverages.
This. It's all about QB pressure. If not sacks then at least hitting the QB enough to force mistakes. The Giants had a rash of injuries to their secondary and LB's last season and were still able to win the Super Bowl because when you can bring heat on almost every play, it doesn't matter who you've got back there covering.
Meanwhile, we've got arguably the best secondary in the league and still can't close out games on the road because we can't consistently harrass the QB. If the QB has all day to throw and a clean pocket to step up into, it doesn't matter how great your corners are because they're gonna get dusted. Receivers are going to get open.
I wish Gus Bradley would dial up some more unique blitzes. It seems we don't bring the heat enough and when we do every team in the league knows how to handle it with ease. We need some creative, outside of the box thinking with the possibility of our 2 starting corners being out looming.