So, what you are saying is JH played with heart. It's that special it factor that made him special. It's why I enjoy seeing it so much...when a guy hits the field and plays like he loves the game.
Originally Posted by Slapstick
I don't think that it's even that...positive.
Originally Posted by Shawn
I think that Harrison, much like Lambert, was just a pissed off wrecking ball of pure, concentrated meanness on the field...
I'm not saying Jones fits this description but some players' "game speed" is faster than their "stopwatch speed". I recall that Franco was timed at 4.8 in the 40, which wasn't considered "fast" even in 1972. But when he broke into the clear he was seldom caught if it was a straight-out foot race. They had to have the angle to catch him.
Possibly the most famous example of the vast difference between running in shorts and running in a helmet and pads while carrying a ball?
Originally Posted by RobinCole
Hall of Famer
Vontaze Burflict ... 5.09 and 5.1 seconds in his 40 at the combine.
Originally Posted by Shoe
Hall of Famer
The guy on the sideline was asked that question during training camp last year. His answer was something like ...
Originally Posted by Oviedo
"I can keep sending Timmons but what backer do I have to cover?"
It makes sense when you look at it from that perspective.
Yes, but isn't that what makes a blitz a blitz? You send more players than they can block, and hope that the QB does not have time to find the guy who was left uncovered. Obviously it isn't quite that simple, as the Steelers play a zone behind the blitz, but same idea...sending more players creates more openings in thew zone, sending fewer rushers causes the zone to be manned, but the receivers will have more time to find the opening.
Originally Posted by ikestops85
Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o.
But, this has never been a gambling defense...very few defenses are...
Again, the idea is to get pressure with four rushers when possible...the principles of the 3-4 and zone blitz allow you to send different rushers every time, confusing the protection and leading to unblocked pass rushers...
When you don't have a good talent level in the NFL, no defense works...