Even with as good of a game as Dareus had, I really think Moats made the biggest impact on the pass rush yesterday. He was very consistently getting pressure on the outside and forcing Beck to step up into the pocket. And when Beck stepped up, Dareus and Edwards were typically waiting there for him. So while Moats only got credit for 1/2 a sack yesterday, I really believe he was the driving force behind 3-4 other sacks that were generated because Beck had to move up in the pocket to avoid Moats.
I believe that if Arthur Moats can continue to provide a consistent edge presence like he did yesterday, that our sack totals will see dramatic improvement as the season progresses. Merriman was not providing enough of a rush to force QBs to step up. It seemed that Merriman was doing more of a bull rush move most of the time and not trying to get around the edge of the tackle.
So, my hat is off to Moats. I hope he can put the same kind of pressure on Sanchez this week and we can get some consistent pressure on Sanchez.