Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! our DL needs the help and our secondary is gonna give up big plays regardless. Let's be honest about a few things fellas: 1-our DL just is not what we thought it would be coming into the year. For whatever reasons (Pep is injured and/or has finally just lost a half-step coming off of the LOS, McClellin is a bust, etc. etc.) our DL just isn't going to get it done this year. With all due respect, it is kinda absurd to expect them to suddenly morph into the Steel Curtain after they have proven incapable of mounting a consistent pass rush throughout the first month of the season. Enough with weekly excuses (the field was soggy, Pep was sick, the opposing QB just had a quick release, etc.)....they are what they are. 2-Our secondary is average at best when it comes to actually covering opposing receivers. Come on guys, let's call a spade a spade. Peanut and Jennings might be great at forcing fumbles and jumping the occasional route, BUT they also routinely get beat downfield by above average/speedy WRs. Neither one of them is a true "shut down" CB who is capable of literally shadowing a quality WR all game long. The lack of a pass rush AND the safeties inability to close quickly enough (both Conte and Wright still bite too often on pump fakes) are the reasons why we are giving up so many 15-20+ yard completions. Soooo, with all of that having been said, what is this supposed "downside" to blitzing? Is it that by blitzing, we risk giving up big plays downfield? lol, that is happening with alarming regularity anyway, even when we drop 7. Hell, one could argue that dropping 7 only serves to ENCOURAGE these long plays downfield, due to the fact that the opposing QB has all day long whenever we rely upon only our DL to generate a pass rush (see: Dalton-week 1). So Mel, dial up those blitzes with impunity! Disguise as best ya can, call them when they are least expected, continue to incorporate those DL/LB stunts and let's see what happens! We will live or die by the Blitz this year, fellas! It is on like Donkey Kong!!!