Kamen from Bethel, CT
I've noticed this trend of giving up leads late, as well, Vic. I'm pretty sure the overuse of prevent defense has something to do with it.
Vic: I have an idea. Teams are getting down two and three touchdowns and not having to pay a penalty for their poor play because the game favors passing and now they have to pass every down and they get four downs to do it, instead of three, right? In my mind, you have to make this team pay for their predictability. They put themselves in this situation and now they have to pay for not being able to run the ball. So how do you make them pay? By getting the defensive linemen off the field and getting every defensive back and speed linebacker you have on the field, for the purpose of creating havoc in the pass-rush. Let’s say we’re playing “dime.” In front of that coverage we’ve got three defensive backs and two linebackers rushing. They are creating havoc because they are running side to side in pre-snap, waiting for the snap of the ball, at which time they dart into the gaps between the blockers. The blockers are going crazy because they don’t know which guy they’ll have to block. They’re getting edgy and then one of them false-starts. We could also do this out of sunburst formation. Crazy? Sure it is, but how crazy was it to drop the nose tackle into pass-defense in the zone-blitz? The prevent is outdated. It doesn’t work. It’s better not to get a big lead because you’ll just find yourself having to recover an onside kick with a minute to play. Attack! That’s the key. Always attack! This defense allows you to attack with speed players and a scheme that will overwhelm offenses until they have an offseason to scheme against it. Isn’t that what the “wildcat” did to defenses? It caught them by surprise. What would I call this defense? I’d call it “Hell.”
"Hell" is what the NFL is putting me through this year with all these "explosive" offenses and absolutely ******* awful defenses. If I have to watch one more blowout primetime game, I'm going to flip out.