Re: Pat Williams: A 38-Year-Old Solution
I don't think Pat will be back.
The Vikes have had one pass rushing and one line stuffing tackle in the past, and it has served them well.
First you must stop the run is a mantra that, though true, isn't as relevent as it once was.
When facing Green Bay, with their version of the WCO, which includes spread offense and empty backfields along with their horizontal passing attack,the Vikings need to find ways to generate more pressure.
One way would be to have two defensive tackles who can hold their own against the run but also apply pressure up the middle.
I think the Vikes are moving away from the 0 technique tackle.
Upgrading the nickel and dime backs could also help, as would having at least one safety with speed who can tackle.
Pugs' new blitz package may also help.
Rodgers has to be pressured in order to beat the Packers. You simply aren't going to match him TD for TD on the offensive side of the ball.
Given all that, I think Pat is done.
“What takes a quarterback to the next level is not arm strength or mobility or any of that stuff. It’s the ability to play on critical downs. Manage third downs, or red zones or four-minute or two-minute situations"