D allowed 8.52 YPP. Worst in 20 years of football. Sept 14, 2021 17:27:38 GMT -6 riczaj01, shark86, and 1 more like this
Post by JABF on Sept 14, 2021 17:27:38 GMT -6
It does matter b/c your point was that the DL was the problem w/the 2ndry and that isn't really the case. The 2ndry is a problem b/c the 2ndry is a problem all on it's own. That game was a perfect example, Dalton got the ball out in 2.12 seconds, there is no pass rush that will get to a qb in under 2.5 seconds, the DB's have do their jobs all on their own. It's not like Stafford was holding onto the ball on 7 step drops and waiting b/c the pass rush wasn't there; he didn't have to b/c the DB's weren't doing their job on a consistent basis. As a point of emphasis I pointed out that the DL/LB's haven't been getting pressure the last few years and the DB's weren't the problem.
There was a constant, the front 7 not getting pressure, but in the past the DB's still did their job more often then not. This weekend they failed at that regardless of the front 7. And btw, a lot of O's do what he Bears did last night, get the ball out quickly and try and produce YAC b/c of how the rules are set up. So getting a constant pass rush is going to get harder and harder unless your team is playing w/a big lead, which the Bears O is not set up to do(again you whiff on your qb pick it sets the team back). Until this team is ready for Fields to take over; and Fields is ready to be able to pre read a def and get the ball out quick, the O won't do much of it either.
You bring up a good point, Ric. More and more you're seeing teams get the ball out quick & basically neutralize the pass rush threat. They were talking about this in the Tampa Bay game with Tom Brady. They said he had worked hard during the off-season to refine his mechanics to improve his release time. That stunned me a bit. He's always had a quick release, processing the game incredibly fast mentally. But isn't in fascinating that he's NEVER satisfied with his game and still working hard and grinding away in the off-season on his game - to get even better? I wonder if the young gun QBs work as hard? Brady's release time over the years has been between 1.9 seconds to around 2.5 seconds. In the opener they said (if memory serves me right) his release that night was 2.1 seconds.
A QB who can get the ball out that fast, and accurately hitting his passes, really has no worry facing any pass rush. It's a non-factor.