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#46 LinvilleGorge

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:05 AM

IMO, the Super Bowl was a pretty strong argument for DT. The Ravens' D went to poo when Ngata got hurt.

But, I still think we go OL in the 1st.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:42 AM

Should focus primarily on improving both lines. If pressed for a specific position, I'd have to say HC.

#48 DaveThePanther2008

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

DT not that important. It wasn't a coincidence that once H. Ngata went out the 49ers came alive.

Add a beastly DT and CJ and Hardy become the best DE tandem in the NFL. Our corners become better and our entire defense gets better.

I like the DT from Utah but his motor is questionable. The DT from Missouri has been mentioned in a couple of mock drafts but IMO 295 isn't going to cause as much trouble. I want Hankins from Ohio St. 6'3" 320 with a good active motor.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

We need the overall vet experience the Ravens have.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

I don't believe it's any one position....................it's the 3 phases.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

I'm surprised, cause the game I watched the Ravens got gashed when Ngata was out but had the depth to slow the bleeding and the 9ers have one of the best technique wise NTs in the game.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:31 AM

Coverage Corners, for how good the 49ers front 7 is, their corners were a liability and got abused all night long. We got a good front 7, but we lack playmakers in the secondary badly.


Both teams secondary looked terrible... Bmore's best Corner has been out most of the year, while there other 1st Rounder (Jimmy Smith) was benched... they have been playing with two relative unknowns in Graham and Williams. The 9ers were playing with some unknown and journeymen corners.

Neither had highly touted Corners.

The play of the Safeties wasn't all that good either.

With the way the league is going, moving towards passing-first with multiple receiver sets, high-drafted CBs are going to become less and less of value IMO. The reason I say that is because no matter how good the CB is, they can only cover for so long; their play is directly related to the pressure made up front. So if that isn't consistent, why spend a top pick on a CB rather than on a later round guy who can manage just as well? Norman, Thomas and Munn all did well (enough) as the season went on, when our pass rush was at our best.

So with all that said, a top-tier WR would go a long way. The more playmaking receivers you have on the field, the better the percentage will be that the offense will move the ball. All things aside, look at the teams who went to the Conference championships; they all have more than two receiving threats on the field. The panthers really only have 2 of them, those being Smitty and Olsen (LaFell is coming along, but probably won't quite get to the "playmaker" status).

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:26 AM

With the way the league is going, moving towards passing-first with multiple receiver sets, high-drafted CBs are going to become less and less of value IMO. The reason I say that is because no matter how good the CB is, they can only cover for so long; their play is directly related to the pressure made up front. So if that isn't consistent, why spend a top pick on a CB rather than on a later round guy who can manage just as well? Norman, Thomas and Munn all did well (enough) as the season went on, when our pass rush was at our best.


This is critical to the decision process. Given today's rules, the impact of elite CB's is somewhat negated, and the elite ones are pretty tough to find anyway. Even in our Super Bowl year, we got by with very ordinary CB's because the D-line was so good, and that's when DB's could still get by with mugging the receivers.

Given a choice between investing major resources on a DB or investing them on a playmaking D-lineman (i.e. DE or 3-tech DT), I would choose the D-lineman every time.

And I agree with your comments about WR's. I really hope we grab one with either our 1st or 2nd pick. LaFell is a dangerous #3, but a very mediocre #2. Smith goes down and we're screwed.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

Both teams secondary looked terrible... Bmore's best Corner has been out most of the year, while there other 1st Rounder (Jimmy Smith) was benched... they have been playing with two relative unknowns in Graham and Williams. The 9ers were playing with some unknown and journeymen corners.

Neither had highly touted Corners.

The play of the Safeties wasn't all that good either.

With the way the league is going, moving towards passing-first with multiple receiver sets, high-drafted CBs are going to become less and less of value IMO. The reason I say that is because no matter how good the CB is, they can only cover for so long; their play is directly related to the pressure made up front. So if that isn't consistent, why spend a top pick on a CB rather than on a later round guy who can manage just as well? Norman, Thomas and Munn all did well (enough) as the season went on, when our pass rush was at our best.

So with all that said, a top-tier WR would go a long way. The more playmaking receivers you have on the field, the better the percentage will be that the offense will move the ball. All things aside, look at the teams who went to the Conference championships; they all have more than two receiving threats on the field. The panthers really only have 2 of them, those being Smitty and Olsen (LaFell is coming along, but probably won't quite get to the "playmaker" status).


good point

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

As long as o-line is addressed in FA, WR makes sense with the first pick. If a quality interior offensive lineman or two aren't brought in, Cam will have a hard time reaching his full potential as a pocket passer - remember David Carr.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

Who was that 49ers CB that got abused up and down the whole night? Makes me realize how bad a need another corner may be. I know our young guys played well down the stretch at the end of last season but so did Matt Moore at the end of 2009. We should know all about false hope in lost situations by now. Let's secure that spot.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

Both teams secondary looked terrible... Bmore's best Corner has been out most of the year, while there other 1st Rounder (Jimmy Smith) was benched... they have been playing with two relative unknowns in Graham and Williams. The 9ers were playing with some unknown and journeymen corners.

Neither had highly touted Corners.

The play of the Safeties wasn't all that good either.

With the way the league is going, moving towards passing-first with multiple receiver sets, high-drafted CBs are going to become less and less of value IMO. The reason I say that is because no matter how good the CB is, they can only cover for so long; their play is directly related to the pressure made up front. So if that isn't consistent, why spend a top pick on a CB rather than on a later round guy who can manage just as well? Norman, Thomas and Munn all did well (enough) as the season went on, when our pass rush was at our best.

So with all that said, a top-tier WR would go a long way. The more playmaking receivers you have on the field, the better the percentage will be that the offense will move the ball. All things aside, look at the teams who went to the Conference championships; they all have more than two receiving threats on the field. The panthers really only have 2 of them, those being Smitty and Olsen (LaFell is coming along, but probably won't quite get to the "playmaker" status).



Other then Crabtree what other San Fran WR had better numbers then Lafell??? Don't worry I'll wait.......

You might want to also know that we ended up with a higher ranked Offense then the Ravens. And that's with Chud having his Head up his ass half the year.

Neither one of these teams killed us in the passing games. Their running Game is what made them better then us. Both Team had really good Olines which we didn't have. It had nothing to do with their WR.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

You're absolutely right... Haloti Ngata, Terrence Cody, Arthur Jones, Justin Smith, Ray McDonald and Isaac Sopoaga aren't strong at all...

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

-Cam better learn how to win in close games.
-DL
-Secondary
-More than one WR

#60 Dex

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

-Cam better learn how to win in close games.
-DL
-Secondary
-More than one WR

You filthy Asian Judas.


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