The Chargers CBs played off and gave the receivers a decent cushion. And they definitely paid for it. Probably did it because their CBs suck.
Originally Posted by SoxRTattedOnMe
As for getting 0 pressure on Peyton, it was because he was getting the ball out quick- his average time to throw in that game was 2.22 seconds (courtesy of PFF) and in the entire year, there were only 2 QBs who had games where they got the ball out faster then Peyton did on Sunday. So for the Chargers pass rush, their job was definitely made more difficult by the fact that Peyton got rid of the ball so quick. That's on the Chargers CBs for letting them get open so quick.
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Originally Posted by Austeezy
But again, keep in mind, Peyton was getting the ball out within 2.2 seconds, 3rd fastest game all year. Hard for the line to get pressure when the QB gets the ball out that fast. The blame goes on the secondary for allowing them to get open that fast and when you give a big cushion like that, it apparently doesn't work. I'm sure the average depth of target for Peyton on Sunday was pretty short though- it's how you get the ball out fast and get your receivers open that fast. Then let them do the rest by getting YAC. We'll need to tackle well thats for sure.
FYI, another stat: Peyton's Air Yards per Target was just 6.97, which was the lowest among all QBs playing in the divisional round. Again, as I said above, the average depth of target was very short.
One final note: Chargers only blitzed on 19.4% of the dropbacks (from PFF) which makes sense. Don't wanna blitz Peyton. But also telling that despite dropping people into coverage, the Denver receivers STILL managed to get open very fast.
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