Originally Posted by Cassel's Reckoning
Tom Brady - pressured on 6 of his 39 pass attempts.
Alex Smith - pressure on 11 of his 26 pass attempts.
Alex D. Smith had the better game.
Yeah, I'm real mad. REAL MAD. The sim is telling me Tom Brady sucks and the #1 run defense is actually garbage. I should draft Alex D. Smith instead. He responds to incredible pass rush pressure with 150 yards passing and 3 TD in the first half.
In fairness, Anchorage has easily the best secondary in the league in terms of pure talent, IMO.
With that little pressure on Brady, it looks like Anchorage went with a lot of drop-back style zones and made Brady try to find holes in a loaded secondary. Meanwhile you went all blitz-crazy as you've done all season and opened yourself up to big plays.
Anchorage leaned on what I think is their greatest strength (secondary play) and exploited your aggressiveness to cover their biggest weakness (RB).