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I was going to start a thread on what Cam is wearing or saying or on Rivera's emotions, but decided to make one football related.

With us losing close games in the 4th quarter, do you think our lack of depth has something to do with it? It seems like so many games just slip out of our grasp in the 4th quarter. Besides questionable coaching decisions, it seems to me we are just a step slow here on a pass coverage or missing a block there to get a first down. I think a small part could be our lack of depth, especially on the OLine and DLine...and secondary, Granted we don't have a lot of superior talent to start with in some of those spots, but it looks like the drop off is steeper than most teams.

Or maybe it's because of our uniforms...

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yes. we are plugging in guys that have no business starting in the NFL as starters not backups.

nakamura is a great backup. terrible starter.

sherrod martin is a great backup. terrible starter.

byron bell is a phenomenal backup. mediocre starter.

captain munnerlyn is a phenomenal nickleback. terrible starter.




the list goes on and on. hurney's been ignoring key positions and starting late-round or UDFA talents thinking he's a genius and what's behind those guys depth-wise is usually even worse. i don't expect our problems to just disappear but getting rid of hurney and replacing him with a nuts-and-bolts football guy that knows how to build an NFL roster is going to do an incredible amount of good for the future of this football team.

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Steve Young was a great backup. Nakamura is a mediocre backup and Martin is an average one. Let's not lose perspective.

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I don't think captain is a terrible starter.

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Our depth has been an issue for years now.....

And the fact we too often have backups and think they are starters.....their backups are weak by normal standards.

DT, CB, S, etc

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[quote name='Keith Moons Liver' timestamp='1354994795' post='2036377']
Steve Young was a great backup. Nakamura is a mediocre backup and Martin is an average one. Let's not lose perspective.
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Steve Young was just waiting for his turn.....he isn't what you define as a backup. backups aren't greats.

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[quote name='bigjohn' timestamp='1354993188' post='2036346']
I was going to start a thread on what Cam is wearing or saying or on Rivera's emotions, but decided to make one football related.

With us losing close games in the 4th quarter, do you think our lack of depth has something to do with it? It seems like so many games just slip out of our grasp in the 4th quarter. Besides questionable coaching decisions, it seems to me we are just a step slow here on a pass coverage or missing a block there to get a first down. I think a small part could be our lack of depth, especially on the OLine and DLine...and secondary, Granted we don't have a lot of superior talent to start with in some of those spots, but it looks like the drop off is steeper than most teams.

Or maybe it's because of our uniforms...
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It's quite possible depth is a factor on the D-line where you typically rotate players, but on the O-line and secondary, not so much. Those guys don't rotate so it really shouldn't have any effect on 4th quarter performance. Conditioning certainly could be a factor.

As for the fact that some of the guys filling in due to injury are bad, that is very true, but they suck equally throughout the game, not just in the 4th.

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We lack athleticism and team speed. Comes from having guys on the team who should be on a practice squad somewhere

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