I like this post very much. I agree. Further, I'd say there are lots of things this defense can improve on. Ziggy Hood is still on roller skates out there. Teams love to run right at him and he cannot hold the point. He should improve or share more snaps with McClendon (yes he can play DE), Heyward, or even Woods (if he is active). We can still get a lot more pressure on the QB. Stop playing Ziggy in the nickel. He is not a good pass rusher. Get Heyward or McClendon in there. Our pass rush and QB pressure is improving, but we can be much better (which is scary).
Originally Posted by Flasteel
Can't say it's the pressure.
How about Cortez Allen at the nickel???
The pressure got to Eli yesterday...up to this game, he had been sacked only 6 times...the Steelers recorded two sacks and, as mentioned previously, McClendon created pressure that led to Ike's INT...