Even with Rak bringing his outside speed rush, we don't get push up the middle. He gets directed wide and choked out. Our pass rush scheme sucks. You can see it again yesterday, our standard blitz, the ILBs coming late, is completely ineffective. No stunts, no creativity. We don't have a mammoth NT, i thought, the key to most strong 3-4s.
It starts with the "benefit"of the 3-4 - the offense not knowing who is coming. At full health, Rak or Kerrigan is likely in coverage. Which no fan wants. Haslet too, so he uses lots of 4-3 fronts. Which has slimmed down speed rushers lined up as standup 4-3 DE's. Are we 3-4 or not? We are stuck in the middle. Thus, our defense is a mess.
The problem is bigger than Rak being injured, Rak vs Kerrigan, or the laughable, Rak vs Jackson.