Originally Posted by crasherino
If you are able to hit Brady, I agree. Unfortunately, I don't think the Jets are equipped to get to Brady absent bringing 7. So, if bringing 5 or 6 guys doesn't get to him, might as well play a coverage oriented defense and try and frustrate him that way.
But regardless, whatever they do is not going to be only one approach. They need to mix it up, try and confuse him (or at least be unpredictable), so obviously that means bringing pressure at times. I just think its not going to be one blitz after another. The Jets haven't been able to do that successfully with Brady pretty much ever.
Rattling Brady was exactly how we got the last win ('10 Divisional).
Pressure was the winning formula as Brady panicked and chucked the ball prematurely - with or without pressure, eventually.
Fear changed his QB psyche.
Inadequate pressure was mainly how we lost
the last two.
Jets have no choice but to bring the heat or he'll pick us apart all day.
Brady will find somebody open every time and the longer we stay in coverage the greater the chance of drawing flags for illegal contact.
Either way he'll get the yardage if we don't hit him, pressure him, mess up his head.