Ken Harvey expertise during his great playing career was in one main area: getting to the quarterback.
Harvey — voted as one of the greatest Redskins of all-time — was recently a guest on SportsTalk 570′s “Tailgating With Bertie And Guy,” and talked about that very subject.
The former great Washington linebacker said that as a defense, you break down aspects of your game in layers to truly become dominant:
“The reality is this is the NFL,” Harvey said. “Every player’s getting paid to be a great player. But, when you start looking at it on film, what you see is that there could be a breakdown where one guy was blitzing and he wasn’t supposed to blitz — he blitzed in the wrong hole — and so because of that, it just started a chain reaction and everybody’s doing things wrong. As a defense, you look at it in layers. You look at it to say to the defensive line, ‘Look, we need you to get pressure on the quarterback, which is going to then help the corners and the safeties, so that if we can get enough pressure on him, then he’s throwing the ball and he’s forcing it and we can get to the receivers.”
Here’s the entire latest edition of “Tailgating With Bertie & Guy” show, which includes the full interview with Harvey:
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