hawkfan68 wrote:Be careful what one wishes for, blitzing too much is a double-edged sword. It can work or hurt. Blitzing Matt Ryan, IMO, is not a good idea. He's got great weapons and has experience to beat the blitz. He has a legendary TE, top WR, and a good slot receiver in Harry Douglas. If they use Jeron Johnson, as they did against Redskins late in that game, then that would work. Johnson has proved he's capabale of getting to the QB in a hurry. I'd like to see Hill rush the passer more as well from the LB spot. Early in his career, Hill was an excellent pass rush LB. I believe he had 7-8 sacks in 2005.
there's blitzing too much and there's blitzing too little.
It's good that we can on occasion bring a blitz and have it work fantastically because the offense doesn't expect it
But it's bad that they don't expect it, you need to blitz enough so that they're wary at all times and this affects decision making and playtime.
And just like Kam hitting TEs in the middle a couple of times makes them wary of catching balls, getting a few QB hits is great for disrupting rhythm of the QB and instilling fear.
Right now we don't blitz enough, I'm not saying do what Washington do - that kind of blitzing needs to be done because they don't have a great secondary, however, we do and hence don't need to rely on it as much - in fact as has been proven, we can get by without it fairly well, but it'd be stupid to ignore it completely, I like the safety blitzes with ET the best, the QB has to get rid of the ball quickly so he is still doing his job essentially - taking away the deep ball, as typically the QB will check down to a TE or RB (if he has time) who should be able to be stopped by the LBs or Kam.