Denver coach: We rush only three in prevent situations because that's our basic
defense, a three-man front. The trend now is for 3-4 teams to go to a four-man
rush on third-and-long, but we want to do what we know best.
FAN: Yeah, that's
why Denver finished last in sacks last year.
MILLER: I'm not
worried about that. The whole idea is to prevent a score.
Denver wide receiver: Personally, I like to run my patterns against a prevent.
Everyone's trying to stop the big bomb, and you can nickel-and-dime your way
Nat Moore, Miami
wide receiver: If you have the time, you'll get open.
Houston coach: Look, personnel has a lot to do with it. For a few years we
didn't have more than two or three guys who were any good at rushing the
FAN: But how
about the psychology of the three-man rush on a prevent?
LEVY: There's no
question that psychologically the three-man rush helps the offense.
Denver defensive coordinator: It helps the defense, too. It's cat-and-mouse.
You're sitting back there waiting for them to make a mistake.
Chicago defensive coordinator: Don't forget, when you're not playing prevent,
there's always the chance a defensive back will trip and fall and give up the