OUR PASS RUSH MUST IMPROVE IN 2013

Posted January 31, 2013

MOST of the talk this offseason has focused around the Offense so far. After where we ended up last year, it's not hard to wonder why. Questions at QB, and trying to figure out how to get the most out of one of the NFL's most dynamic RB's, naturally figure into those issues.

But what about our Defense?

Last year our sack leader nabbed 4 sacks in 16 games. While sacks don't tell the full story on the value of a DE, 4 as a LEAD number is small. We have to find a way to reach with 4 guys consistently, and find a way to generate sacks. Getting hits on the QB has some value, but if he knows you can't reach him in time, his internal clock stays on rhythm and those "hits" are as likely to draw a flag as they are to rattle the QB. On the other hand, if the QB is still holding the ball....

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