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Blitzing from the Backfield - Get ready for it!



Saw an interesting article from ProFootballFocus.

They charted and rated 49 DBs who rushed the QB at least 30 times last year.  Then they added up all their resultant sacks, hits, and pressures (unweighted) to arrive at their total "Disruptions."

 

Guess what (or do you even have to guess?) - there were NO Panthers on the list.

http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/03/19/defensive-backs-bringing-heat/

For you lazier types, I've pasted the results here, though I recommend you read their full explanation from the link above.

 

 

2010's Best Blitzing Defensive Backs

Rank Player Team Blitzes Total QB Disruptions Pressure %
1 Eric Berry KC 35 12 34.29%
2 Yeremiah Bell MIA 41 12 29.27%
3 Nedu Ndukwe CIN 38 10 26.32%
4 O.J. Atogwe SL 62 16 25.81%
5 Ronde Barber TB 51 13 25.49%
6 D.J. Moore CHI 48 12 25.00%
7 Michael Griffin TEN 36 9 25.00%
8 Tyvon Branch OAK 42 10 23.81%
9 Antoine Winfield MIN 38 9 23.68%
10 William Moore ATL 51 12 23.53%
11 Kerry Rhodes ARZ 34 8 23.53%
12 Drew Coleman NYJ 34 8 23.53%
13 LaRon Landry WAS 57 13 22.81%
14 Bernard Pollard HST 36 8 22.22%
15 Antrel Rolle NYG 77 17 22.08%
16 William Gay PIT 46 10 21.74%
17 Darian Stewart SL 46 10 21.74%
18 Brian Williams ATL 70 15 21.43%
19 Troy Polamalu PIT 33 7 21.21%
20 Brian Dawkins PHI 48 10 20.83%
21 Roman Harper NO 82 17 20.73%
22 Jordan Babineaux SEA 51 10 19.61%
23 Sean Jones TB 47 9 19.15%
24 Nick Collins GB 37 7 18.92%
25 Deon Grant NYG 54 10 18.52%
26 Chris Hope TEN 39 7 17.95%
27 Nate Allen PHI 35 6 17.14%
28 Roy Lewis SEA 36 6 16.67%
29 Haruki Nakamura BLT 50 8 16.00%
30 Charles Woodson GB 108 17 15.74%
31 Adrian Wilson ARZ 95 14 14.74%
32 Alterraun Verner TEN 30 4 13.33%
33 James Ihedigbo NYJ 38 5 13.16%
34 Lawyer Milloy SEA 87 11 12.64%
35 Brodney Pool NYJ 52 6 11.54%
36 Craig Dahl SL 62 7 11.29%
37 Eric Smith NYJ 74 8 10.81%
38 William Middleton JAX 38 4 10.53%
39 Dawan Landry BLT 68 7 10.29%
40 Joselio Hanson PHI 49 5 10.20%
41 Abram Elam CLV 40 4 10.00%
42 Dwight Lowery NYJ 30 3 10.00%
43 Quintin Mikell PHI 53 5 9.43%
44 Aaron Ross NYG 43 4 9.30%
45 Jim Leonhard NYJ 58 4 6.90%
46 Jon McGraw KC 33 2 6.06%
47 Kyle Arrington NE 33 2 6.06%
48 Carlos Rogers WAS 39 2 5.13%
49 Michael Mitchell OAK 30 1

3.33%

Post to Twitter Tweet This PostMy understanding is that Sean McDermott and Ron Rivera are on record as planning to bring a more aggressive defense next year, and I fully anticipate that blitzes from the edge, or the slot, will be a main part of that.  Expect to see some Panther names on next year's list from PFF.

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