Originally Posted by SenorGato
Pass rush goes far beyond sacks. Our pass rush last year was mostly consistent, even if our sack numbers were middle of the road.
The Pats DL forcing the OL to focus on them is a form of pass rush, as it forces teams to focus their protection on just those 3 guys.
Pressure is the cause of sacks, and the real force behind pass rush.
And yea man...Cody is Ngata 2.0 with all the same draft offseason knocks.
I can tell you their pressure isn't even there. in 07 there pass rush was generated because the offense was putting up some many points and the defense knew the opponent was going to throw the ball.. Its almost been 3 years since they've been an excellent defense.