cacksman wrote:One question: Why is no one talking about us re-signing Jason Jones. Our pass rush definitely dropped when he got hurt and I think he should be one of the guys we have in our rotation of pass rushers.
Jones is good, but he isn't the type of beast pocket collapser we could really use. He doesn't draw double teams, and ideally what you want is a huge 3-tech that can eat up blocks and free up the edge guys - all the while collpasing the pocket himself. Jones is more of a hybrid DE type that uses his quickness. I think our D would be much better with a guy like Starks or Melton.
My brutha... you just described the ideal ONE-tech.
In a pass rushing scenario, you want the 1-tech (who lines up between the strong side guard and the center on the G's inside shoulder) rushes the A gap, drawing the center and the guard to double team him. Then you want your opposite side DE, the weak side DE (the Leo in our scheme) to be a speed rushing threat around the outside to draw all of the weak side tackle's attention. that leaves your THREE technique (who lines up on the outside shoulder of the weak side guard) in a 1 on 1 situation with the weak side guard in the B gap as the center and the tackle on the weak side are off chasing other priorities.
Drawing double teams and pushing the pile back through brute force is the ONE tech's job. Ideally you want the THREE tech to have a very fast first step and some pass rushing moves so he can win that 1 on 1 matchup up the middle, which is where Jason Jones succeeds. The 5 tech plays the B and C gap on the strong side (with support from the Mike and the SS playing up almost
in the box in our scheme) which is why he needs to be huge with long arms like Red. Mebane does a good job as the 1 tech drawing double teams and pushing them back with his crazy strength. Jones does a fantastic job as a pass rushing 3-tech, but lacks the mass to plug the B gap against the run, which is why they need to rotate him and Branch. If we could somehow combing Jones and Branch, you'd have the prototypical 3 tech DT.... come to think of it, that guy would look a lot like Suh.