Originally Posted by RichardTodd27
Stopping a shut down CB is as easy as it gets. Just don't throw to the WR he's covering. It's done all the time.
Shutting down a great pass rusher is a different story. You make it sound like it's no problem to just double team or roll the QB away from the pocket. Sure, it's no big deal to give your QB less options to throw too (by using a te or rb to help block) or take away half the field (by rolling the QB out of the pocket).
Jetglass, you need to rethink your post.
Of course its a problem to adjust your game plan (having less receiving options, taking away half the field), but at least its possible. In terms of not throwing to your best receiver, it all sounds great in theory, but a lot of these teams are not the same if they have their best receiver taken away. Not so easy for the Texans to win without Andre, Lions without Calvin, colts without Wayne etc. Some of the teams with multiple very good receivers would also also have a lot more trouble winning if you were to take out one of their major receiving threats for the game like the Falcons, Packers, and Patriots.