first_imgAs the pro football teams get ready for their draft this spring, the big need this year seems to be for defensive players who can rush the passer.  Most of you know, the Bengals were woeful on quarterback sacks last year.  The new kid on the block seems to be a double A gap pressure package.  To the novice fan, the defensive team puts a linebacker on each side of the center and hope they get a direct path to the quarterback.The key to sacks is how little time you take to hit the quarterback.  In the double A gap defense, you can put immediate pressure on the quarterback and force the offense to keep an additional blocker in the backfield.  Teams like to use this defense against quarterbacks like Tom Brady.  Most teams put a tight end in the backfield.  Of course, this eliminates one of the pass receivers that the quarterback can throw to.The Bengals are talking about acquiring such a pass rusher either from the upcoming draft or from the free agent market.  We will see how successful they are.last_img