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Blitzes and Pressure

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Let's not get too worried. We just held them to 4 field goals. That Jets line has talent and the backs/tight ends did a great job helping out. Our defense is a work in progress. I know we have high expectations because of Cam but the reality is it will take time for all the pieces to fall into place. The Jets converted 4 of 15 3rd downs. That's not exactly a juggernaut.

Collinsworth's statement was dumb because the Jets threw plenty of blitz packages at us. They may have done it from base personnel but the 3-4 defense blitzes by definition. You saw it in the first game and you saw it tonight, the Panthers oline needs to clean up it's protection. Especially Amini Silatolu. He let a blitzing linebacker waltz past him down near the goal line. I have confidence when the game is on the line we can put it together. Just need healthy players.

Yeah this was probably Amini's worse game to date. Coples ate his lunch a couple of times. I've notice that Amini leaves his area at times to go help out Gross, which is fine, but he vacates his area too soon some times. I remember one passing play were he had Coples blocked, and then he just let Coples go free to go assist Gross. It was almost like he was intentionally trying to chip Coples over to Kalil, so he could go help out Gross. The only problem though, was that Kalil was already engaged with someone, and Coples just went free. I also wonder if it's because he's so use to burying guys with one blow.

I think we're scheduled to play about five 3-4 defensive teams this year. None of which will be as good as the Jets, with their overall pressure, so we should be fine.

Cowboys, Redskins, Charges, Raiders, and Chiefs.

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Another thing I noticed after watching the game again in regards to Thomas Davis sack.

We were in our Nickel package with Thomas Davis and James Anderson at the LB spots.

Also we were in our Wide 9 defensive front with Applewhite and Hardy lined up inside at the DT spots, and CJ and Alexander lined up outside at the DE spots.

TD was actually manned up on the running back (Powell), but Powell stayed in to block, because Hardy was doubled, leaving no one on Alexander, so Powell had to stay in to pick up Alexander.

Now when the guy you're guarding stays in to block it normal gives you the option to blitz or help out in coverage, and that's why TD blitz looked delayed, which was a headsy play on his part, because most LB's would choose to help out in coverage, and end up getting lost in space.

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i'm about to watch the game again but i don't remember blitzing a whole lot. we did show alot of pressure looks up front but it looked to me like we sent 4 & dropped off into mostly zone coverage after the snap

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Yeah this was probably Amini's worse game to date. Coples ate his lunch a couple of times. I've notice that Amini leaves his area at times to go help out Gross, which is fine, but he vacates his area too soon some times. I remember one passing play were he had Coples blocked, and then he just let Coples go free to go assist Gross. It was almost like he was intentionally trying to chip Coples over to Kalil, so he could go help out Gross. The only problem though, was that Kalil was already engaged with someone, and Coples just went free. I also wonder if it's because he's so use to burying guys with one blow.

I think we're scheduled to play about five 3-4 defensive teams this year. None of which will be as good as the Jets, with their overall pressure, so we should be fine.

Cowboys, Redskins, Charges, Raiders, and Chiefs.

i heard the cowboys lost their DT/NT jay ratliff...not sure how long he's out, though.

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Our defense last night was just as vanilla as it has been for the past two weeks. We did use simple cb blitzes and a few lb blitzes but nothing advanced. Hell we have not even ran stunts that much this preseason. Zone blitzes,stunts, and 3-4 looks is where we will get our pressure from and we showed none of that in game 3. Also to say the jets were a vanilla defense last night was a lie. They were using a mixture of blitzes to confuse Cam.

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This will definitely be a good learning game for Amini. Some of those stunts and blitzes he faced were complex. This is the one good thing about preseason. He can watch tape with the coaches and see how 3-4 D's can create pressure.

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I haven't been impressedwith our defense in some time. I would love for our defense to be more aggressive; better push in the middle, better rush off the edge, stunt blitzes from the LB'ers, less cushion from our CB's, etc. When we ran the ball, we were getting hit either at or behind the LOS, when the Jets ran the ball they were getting hit after they crossed the LOS and still managed to push for an additional 5 yards at least.

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I haven't been impressedwith our defense in some time. I would love for our defense to be more aggressive; better push in the middle, better rush off the edge, stunt blitzes from the LB'ers, less cushion from our CB's, etc. When we ran the ball, we were getting hit either at or behind the LOS, when the Jets ran the ball they were getting hit after they crossed the LOS and still managed to push for an additional 5 yards at least.

What game were you watching?? We were stopping them for losses as well and had them at 3.2 yards a carry until The Golden Calf of Bristol started running around. Even with The Golden Calf of Bristol lucky scrambles they only had 133 total rushing yards. The Golden Calf of Bristol had 45 of those yards.

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i'm about to watch the game again but i don't remember blitzing a whole lot. we did show alot of pressure looks up front but it looked to me like we sent 4 & dropped off into mostly zone coverage after the snap

Yeah, we did give a lot of blitz looks and then dropped off into coverage, but as I said, I find the lack of pressure from just sending 4 consistently extremely concerning. Our entire DL gets pushed wide way too often, leaving the middle open. I don't know if that is by design or what, but I would hope not. As I said, I don't know why we wouldn't try to pinch in on a non-mobile QB when his first preference would be to step up the middle into his throw.

Our defense last night was just as vanilla as it has been for the past two weeks. We did use simple cb blitzes and a few lb blitzes but nothing advanced. Hell we have not even ran stunts that much this preseason. Zone blitzes,stunts, and 3-4 looks is where we will get our pressure from and we showed none of that in game 3. Also to say the jets were a vanilla defense last night was a lie. They were using a mixture of blitzes to confuse Cam.

Yeah, I found it questionable when Collinsworth said we gameplanned for the game but Ryan said they refused to show anything they'd use in the regular season... Yet, that one sack they got by stunting the DTs and both inside LBs simultaneously certainly didn't look "vanilla" to me, lol.

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