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Old 12-07-2012   #25
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Default Re: Suh points, laughs at concussed tackle

From PFT.com

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An unnamed member of the Lionsí coaching staff told Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports that Suh left his rush lane on the Coltsí winning touchdown, giving Luck space to step up out of the pocket and find receiver Donnie Avery open for the score.

ďItís Football 101. Donít let the quarterback get out of the pocket,Ē the anonymous coach said. ď[Zone] coverage, only a touchdown can beat you, make the [quarterback] throw from the pocket, get in his face. But donít, under any circumstances, give the quarterback a chance to escape and create. Thatís where the defense breaks down.Ē

When a defensive tackle is getting doubled, someone else on the line needs to step up and beat his one-on-one block, and itís not Suhís fault that the Lionsí other three defensive linemen failed to do that. And when the defense has more players dropping into coverage than the offense has running pass patterns, itís a breakdown in coverage if one of the receivers gets wide open. That breakdown is certainly not Suhís fault.
Apparently our DL coach and JJ Watt disagree with this line of thinking since this situation is very similar to the play where JJ was double teamed and didn't get to his assigned gap leaving the way open for the RB to get through. Glad JJ and our coach handled it better.
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