Originally Posted by Doomsday101
I agree but would also add there were many times in 3rd and long where Ryan would rush 3 never getting pressure on the QB and allowing him the time to find a target to pick up the 1st.
Seeing teams like the seahawks in the same situation they would bring the house and get after the QB even if the QB got the pass off he would be forced to throw the quick pass where the DB would come up and make the tackle before the 1st down marker.
Absolutely. I believe though that Ryan didn't trust his safeties and LB's in passing situations. Take the Seattle game for example. Wilson's TD pass to Anthony McCoy happened because the LB couldn't hand coverage off to the safety.
Outside of Spencer and Ware, nobody got even close to the QB-- even on blitzes, so I think Ryan figured it would be better to replace the utterly inneffective pass rushers and blitzers with more players in coverage.
He was damned either way because the talent was overrated as normal. Six, even seven really good players aren't enough if the other four or five absolutely stink.
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