Originally Posted by dream_team
Anyone know our philosophy on defensive audibles? Another thing Rivers was doing in the game (which the "elite QBs" are also known to do), is make alot of adjustments at the LOS. They break out of the huddle early, line up, assess the defense, and make adjustments/audibles at the LOS. In the first half, I thought Rivers was doing a good job of recognizing the blitz, where it was coming from, and how to exploit.
Anyone know if Cush, or someone else on D, has the ability to also make adjustments? If so, I don't really see it.
Showing pressure, without disguise pre-snap, can be very effective against lesser teams if you are talented... However, good qbs won't be intimidated by it... Instead, they are grateful for the information. Unless wade finally begins mixing in more zone and bluffing on pressure, we don't beat the elite offenses unless our guys have a great game and make a ton of special plays...
Hopefully, that ugly half against San Diego is the start of some badly need nuance on defense.