Seattle Seahawks Offseason: Creating the Illusion of Pressure

June 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s something that the Seattle Seahawks made a move towards last season, and will do more of this year—creating multiple defensive fronts to confuse the offense on which defenders will blitz.
The New York Jets are probably the latest team that has had success do that out of a 3-4 defensive scheme, creating what defensive guru and head coach Rex Ryan termed an illusion of pressure.
“We can give you the illusion of pressure, and it can actually be a coverage,” Ryan told the St. Petersburg Times. “We can overload you on sides. We can run zero pressure. We can run coverage. We can give you all kinds of different looks and (make you) think you’re getting it from one side, bring it from another, bring it from both sides, bring it through the middle, bring it on the outsides.”
The Jets’ statistics for the 2009 back up Ryan’s claim, as his defense was no doubt the best in the league last season.
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