Monday, September 01, 2008

Great Insight from Ed Bouchette

We love articles that examine the nuts-and-bolts of football and Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has written such an item.

In addition to looking at Steelers' roster he spends a couple of paragraphs exploring how NFL offenses responded to their blitzing defenses of seasons past, and how that defense is now attempting to respond to that response. The article offers a succinct explanation of the zone blocking scheme (one that the Steelers offense will employ this season) and gap control ~ something you rarely see in media reports.