Ray Lewis' hits leads barrage of Baltimore blitzes
Sep/26/12 09:35 PM Filed in: Ray Lewis
First-year defensive coordinator Dean Pees has been waiting for some of his young linemen to develop into good pass rushers, but he appears set to move on and blitz as much as possible.
The strategy worked in the second half of the New England game Sunday night, and Pees will employ it again Thursday night when the Ravens host the Browns.
The Browns run a variation of the West Coast offense and start rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden. The Ravens will throw a lot of different pressure packages at Weeden, and they love to bring pressure off the perimeter using cornerback Lardarius Webb and safeties Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard. The Ravens have also been moving inside linebacker Ray Lewis outside to rush on third-and-long situations, and have blitzed outside linebacker Darnell Ellerbee more.
Pees knows he won't get much pressure from his front four, so if the Ravens are going to lose, they will lose gambling instead of waiting and hoping.