What do we have to do to stop teams from blitzing us?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Bizwah, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

    6,464 Messages
    763 Likes Received
    Yesterday, I felt that the Jags didn't blitz too much. I'd say they blitzed us an average amount of times. Of course with their front line, they don't need to blitz a whole lot.

    But it seems we're blitzed a ton in most of our games....or at least the blitz seems to kill us more.

    It seems that after the 95' season, teams just came after us. It seems that we get blitzed nearly every single down.

    I remember thinking when we had Glenn, Galloway, and Witten that we'd be blitzed less because of the downfield threat they posed. Nope, we were still blitzed like crazy.

    Now, we have two of the scariest WRs in the NFL, a perinnial Pro-Bowler at TE, and two decent RBs. Yet, you just know that teams will come right after us.

    I know most people will place the blame at Bledsoe and the OL. But I've seen a lot of QBs and OLs that aren't as good as our guys not getting blitzed as much as us.

    What do we have to do?

    I mean Parcells tells his QBs, "You'll be begging them to blitz you".

    You'd think that a couple of long TDs to TO or Glenn would shake them..but I don't know.

    On a side note, will teams ever stop putting eight men in the box against us?
  2. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

    119,480 Messages
    4,173 Likes Received
    Play tennis.

    Football teams are going to blitz. Especially with a QB who has a reputation of getting rattled. You have to make them pay.
  3. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

    8,331 Messages
    633 Likes Received
    hit the hot reads enough and they'll back off the blitzes.

    anyway, i didn't really think dallas got blitzed a bunch yesterday.
  4. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

    5,943 Messages
    320 Likes Received
    Hot reads, quick slants to guys with size like TO, quick hit to Witten, etc. That being said, I don't think our loss on Sunday had much to do with the Jags and blitzing.
  5. mmurray21

    mmurray21 Member

    184 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Block It!!!!!!!

    THUMPER Papa

    9,522 Messages
    2 Likes Received
    A quick release would certainly help.
  7. TwoSteppinJJ

    TwoSteppinJJ Active Member

    1,168 Messages
    3 Likes Received
    Anybody remmember that INT by Champ Bailey last season against us?

    Well im always afraid of that when I see bledsoe throwing quick hitters or slants.
  8. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Old Fashioned

    3,395 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Shoot em!!!!

    What movie was that??
  9. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

    15,087 Messages
    2,466 Likes Received
    yea it was more of bad decision making...n our D couldnt contain thoose huge freakish recivers
  10. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

    3,075 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    we need to be able to do two things imo.
    1) establish a physical run game
    2) be able to burn teams deep when we blitz.
    im pretty confident #2 can be done this year,not too sure about #1.
  11. RoyWilliams

    RoyWilliams Member

    83 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    A smart quarterback... I think the Redskins will be blitzing us a lot more than the Vikings.
  12. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

    11,572 Messages
    6,505 Likes Received
    as Hos says, teams will blitz you, this is football.


    the only way to make teams stop blitzing you a lot is by 'making them pay'

    the problem is that to make teams pay you have to have one of 4 things:

    1. a great offensive line that gives the QB a chance to complete the pass downfield

    2. a great running game where you can pick up 3-5 yards even when they know you are coming

    3. a QB who does not get rattled and throw picks

    4. a very efficient short passing game

    unfortunately we have none of these, so as far as we are concerned there is nothing we can do to stop blitzing.

  13. BulletBob

    BulletBob The Godfather

    2,286 Messages
    356 Likes Received
    Agreed. An effective running game sets up effective play-action.

    One other thing - if we had an effective darn screen pass in our quiver, it would slow the rush down, and make the DC somewhat hesitant about blitzing.

    Same goes for an effective draw play.
  14. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

    16,166 Messages
    7,215 Likes Received
    Well since you perceive that the Jags didn't blitz us that often, I would say we need to keep on doing what we did in the Jags game.

  15. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

    16,166 Messages
    7,215 Likes Received
    Teams are more likely to blitz if we start running the ball successfully. They'll start bringing in more players in to give the RB less room to run.

    Success on screens, hot reads, and deep fades are things that will make opposing defense averse to blitzing.

  16. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

    9,893 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    The problem is teams only need to blitz on 3rd and long because Bledsoe gets rattled with a hand in his face you you just keep pushing up the middle you don;t even need to touch Drew just get a hand in his face up the middle
  17. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

    8,456 Messages
    1,394 Likes Received
    Having a mobile QB who can make the 1st rush miss...and make them pay...helps.

    Quick release and decision making helps too.

    As said earlier, screen pass's makes them pay also.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

    41,336 Messages
    6,110 Likes Received
    I was reading a post the other day on old clips of Roger and the old Cowboys teams. A comment was made about how long he had to throw and how it was so much different in todays game. I thought to myself, there is a whole generation, starting on a second probably, that has never seen a QB who teams are affraid to Blitz.

    Roger Staubach and those old Cowboys used to get blitzed a lot. Eventually, that team evolved to the point teams would no longer blitz. It was a quick dump off pass either. Roger would beat you for six. That's how good he became against the Blitz. It got to the point where we might see two or three teams a year try and Blitz us, if that. There is an old saying, live by the blitz, die by the blitz. It was coined by somebody who played against Roger Staubach I'm thinking.

    We really haven't had a QB who can do that since Aikman and even then, he was not nearly as good at it as Roger. Because he played in a timing offense, the blitz was rearly ever a factor. The ball came out to quickly. In second halfs, we ran the ball most times eating clock. He didn't often have to beat the blitz. Later in his career, we didn't have the talent to beat the blitz and then we didn't have the skills at QB so, it's been a while.

    Long story short, sting a team for a TD a couple of times and they'll stop blitzing in a hurry.
  19. bpfred

    bpfred Member

    113 Messages
    16 Likes Received
    The comments about Staubach and the team back then ring very true.

    Those Staubach teams/olines would run all kinds of screens and draws to use the aggressiveness of the defense against them. Teams would rush hard and then have Dorsett in the open field (with blockers) on a screen, or running room with a draw.

    In one of his books Parcells made a comment to the effect that everytime Dorsett would get the ball on a screen his heart would get in his throat. As a defensive coach (and later head coach), I think that had a definate impact on him.
  20. CIWhitefish

    CIWhitefish Active Member

    886 Messages
    113 Likes Received
    How about bringing in the Shotgun Formation? That's what JAX did to slow us down in the 2nd half. It's not like Lefty is fleet of foot.

Share This Page