1st time poster on this board..... I am hoping to get some feedback when the steelers show 7-8 guys at the line and then end up only committing 3 to rush the quarterback. I have seen this package dialed up maybe only a dozen times but I can recall (the TD to Owens, I believe the 4th & 20 given up with the Titans) that we rarely have been successful when we show this.
My question is what do you think if we still showed several on the line before the snap but this time have everyone drop off to leave only two guys rushing then have a corner (maybe delay a split second after the snap so he doesnt declare himself too early) find a crease to rush the QB.
My point is the speed of a BMAC may elude an Offensive Lineman who would "at least on paper" pick him up too late. You may remember John Lynch runnig a variation of these delayed safety blitzes with Denver to some success.
The beauty of it is we would be able to drop all those backers in coverage to get the numbers advantage yet still hopefully not allow the quarterback to get comfortable and find someone.
I know Mr Lebeau has lived more football than I have been on earth but it just seems that you give any NFL QB 5+ seconds they will eventually find soemone breaking free on top or underneath coverage.