On Sunday the Falcons forced three turnovers, the biggest of which came early in the fourth quarter. Brooking and nickelback Aaron Beasley blitzed through the same gap on the left side of the offensive line. Brooking was blocked, but Beasley came flying at quarterback Jake Delhomme, who floated a pass into the hands of cornerback Kevin Mathis. He sprinted 35 yards untouched for a TD that gave Atlanta a 20--10 lead. "Jake never saw me," said Mathis, "and the blitz played out perfectly. It was almost too easy."
That's how things look to players on good teams.