dc rock, please allow me to reiterate...
Originally Posted by powda
linebacker is the biggest cog in that defense
now, as we all know, players at no postion in any defense are independent of the rest of the team. obviously a team can have 2 all-world cbs that dont amount to anything if the qb typically has 6+ seconds to make a throw.
thank you for clarifying what hopefully everyone here already knew.
what im suggesting is that certain schemes rely more on the performance of a particular position. our defense is predicated on rushing the qb. ( did u ever watch the steelers when d.c. was there? ) and where does this rush come from? cbs? safetys? ummmm no. the defensive line? well yes, but no one here is expecting double digit sacks from any one particular d-lineman on this team i hope. if so your in for a let down. truth of the matter is , whatever qb pressure the d-line adds is great and their expected to make the occasional push, but their biggest reponsibility in this defense is to stuff the run and FREE UP THE LINEBACKERS.
because in this defense the linebackers play the key role. they provide coverage, they stuff the run, AND they rush the qb.
The defense is just like an offense. The QB is a "big cog" in every snap. while he cant do it alone, if he doesnt perform well the rest of the offense ( no matter how good ) will suffer accordingly a: open WR's wont get the ball. b: the defense can key on the rb because the qb is a minor threat. Use that logic on the defense.