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Tinlar
10-16-2004, 10:57 AM
In passing situations this year teams are averaging nearly seven yards against blitzes of five or more men going downhill into the backfield while, in contrast, they earn an average near six yards against conventional defenses. Defenses give up a touchdown on one in about eleven blitzes instead of one in about thirty against normal pass defensive plays. In the age where there are as many if not more mobile quarterbacks as opposed to pocket passers the blitz seems to hurt defenses more than it helps them yet still blitzes make up almost 30% of defensive plays in passing situations.

It would seem that a defense is better off sitting back and playing is normal game.

Crush
10-16-2004, 11:12 AM
Very few teams play "Read and React" anymore.

BIG_DADDY
10-16-2004, 11:20 AM
Very few teams play "Read and React" anymore.

Thank god and Gun we don't anymore.

Crush
10-16-2004, 11:26 AM
Thank god and Gun we don't anymore.



:toast: Cheers to an aggressive defense.

Chris Meck
10-16-2004, 12:04 PM
averages aren't a good way to measure the effectiveness of blitzing. It's true that you'll give up some big plays, but you'll also garner some sacks, knockdowns, INT's, etc. out of them.

If you give up ONe big play, but get sacks and INT's, the average yards gained may look like blitzing was a bad idea, when in reality it isn't.

Chris

David.
10-16-2004, 12:07 PM
plus, blitzing doesn't allow the QB to get comfortable, and in a rhythm.

Calcountry
10-16-2004, 12:09 PM
In passing situations this year teams are averaging nearly seven yards against blitzes of five or more men going downhill into the backfield while, in contrast, they earn an average near six yards against conventional defenses. Defenses give up a touchdown on one in about eleven blitzes instead of one in about thirty against normal pass defensive plays. In the age where there are as many if not more mobile quarterbacks as opposed to pocket passers the blitz seems to hurt defenses more than it helps them yet still blitzes make up almost 30% of defensive plays in passing situations.

It would seem that a defense is better off sitting back and playing is normal game.
Go back to your schemes GRob from Texas.

Crush
10-16-2004, 12:20 PM
You have to find a happy medium. Playing GRob-style "Read and React" sucks and if you play "Buddyball" you will get burned. Blitzing in nice moderation is the key.