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Detroit to Turn up the Defensive Heat: Do They Have the Personnel?

Article By on 15th July, 2009

... recently said he plans on getting much more aggressive on defense. 

“One of the things I’ve always believed in is high blitz,” said Cunningham. “Up to 40 percent in a game, which is off the charts for most people—but that’s what I believe in. I think you have to keep the quarterback nervous all the time.”

Now, blitzing 40 percent of the time isn't necessarily "off the charts" in the NFL.  Teams like the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Pittsburgh Steelers have had great success from constantly bringing the blitz.

Cunningham is a leftover from the Kansas City Chiefs, where he was forced by then head coach Herm Edwards to run a Tampa Two defensive scheme.&nb...

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