INDIANAPOLIS -- A week ago, the Bears had a serious need to add juice to the pass rush
because backups Lamarr Houston and Sam Acho are soon-to-be free agents and their top remaining edge rusher, Leonard Floyd, has missed 10 games in his first two seasons.
The Bengals and their dominant pass rush
have their own DPOY candidate in Geno Atkins, who helped Cincinnti win seven of their last eight games and is a big reason they finished the regular season third in sacks with 51.
Talkin' football - A "normal" pass rush
is four players going after the quarterback, no matter what position they come from.
Expect to see New England employ draws and quick-release slants to slow down the Giants' pass rush
All of which has led to one of the oft-asked questions of this summer in New England: Where is the pass rush
going to come from?
Tampa Bay's determination to restore a once fearsome pass rush
didn't stop with the selection of Gerald McCoy.
No matter what the drill is, we will always emphasize a great finish such as a five-yard burst to a pop-up bag or cone to simulate this aspect of our pass rush
Outside linebacker Jarvis Jones led the Georgia pass rush
, and is expected to have another big game Saturday after Auburn right guard Chad Slade's comments that "It's not that hard" to stop Jones.
Talkin' football: A "normal" pass rush
consists of four defenders rushing the passer.
That would be the pass rush
- or, going back to last season, the lack thereof.
CBS Commentator Dan Dierdorf touched upon one of them in a game between the Chiefs and the Chargers in 2003: "When teams run the ball effectively, their opponents find it hard to mount a pass rush
when they throw the ball.
The Sooners have won the last two match-ups in this storied rivarly and Oklahoma left tackle Lane Johnson, who has played both tight end and defensive end in his first two seasons with the Sooners, is charged with protecting Jones from the Longhorns dynamic pass rush