Originally Posted by Vinny
I think the biggest problem lies in the lack of inside push in our pass rush, and not our secondary. You just can't ask cover men to stay with NFL WR's for more than a few seconds. We rarely blow up the pocket from the inside.
Well said, Vinny!
I think the key to having a dominating defense starts in the trenches. When you control the line-of-scrimmage, you stop the run and place more pressure on the opposing QB making plays. And when he is mentally pressing, along with being constantly harassed/sacked, you take their offense out of their element and they find no groove.
Besides, the Vikings do have the no. 1 offense in the NFL right now, and our D stopped them 6 out of 7 times at the end of the game! We even stopped them once in OT, and gave our offense a chance to WIN the game!