Originally Posted by shally
or so GW says...
i speak only for myself, but what troubles me is that in the run up to free agency and the draft, the number 1 problem identified was the weakness of the d line.. now all of a sudden, it aint so anymore.
my question is, "what changed or caused gibbs to say a different line?"
and i may not know all the nuances of the defenses the skins were running, but even to a lay person it was obvious to me that the d line was being handled easily by most offensive lines. o linemen were NOT being tied up by our linemen and were getting to the second level where they were beating up on our linebackers and secondary.. did you see something different ?
or perhaps you saw opponent qb's running for their lives under pressure from our line or line + blitzers ? i didnt. i saw qb after qb sit back and pick us apart. so do you feel that the players we added in the back 7 are so good that they can now stick with our opponents skilled players for 5,6,7,10 seconds or what ever time it takes for the pass rush to get there ?
if so, then we are in fine shape for next year
The point is that we are not going to have to stick to anyone that long. Macklin and/or Landry and/or Springs will get to a QB quicker than any defensive lineman in football will. Which one will we blitz which on will pull back? No one will know because we will show teams all kinds of formations before the ball is even snapped.
It is going to be a thing of beauty