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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

Steve Smith said on radio a while back that corner Melvin White hit the "rookie wall" pretty hard.  Even so, Smitty praised White as a hard worker and a student of the game and predicted he'll be better next year.

 

I'm wondering if anyone thinks that our top draft picks, Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short, might have had a little of that "rookie wall" themselves late in the season.

 

What say you?



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:20 PM

Not really.  Gettleman even commented that KK had really come on strong to end the season. 



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:21 PM

Those guys were balling pretty much the entire season.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:25 PM

They probably arent used to the grind but they still played really really well.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:25 PM

No. White played more snaps than them, so that's definitely a factor. Star and Short were fresh for the 49ers game. Short had a good game but went unnoticed. Star was also good as well.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:27 PM

There doesn't seem to be anything statistically to suggest they did. Short if anything came on stronger in terms of productivity.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:28 PM

When he was in college, Star had a rep for being dominant early in games and tailing off later.  Panther coaches blamed that on him playing too heavy (said the same with Short if I remember right).

 

Any evidence of this now?



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

I think they weard up

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

No. White played more snaps than them, so that's definitely a factor. Star and Short were fresh for the 49ers game. Short had a good game but went unnoticed. Star was also good as well.

Its hard to believe that an UDFA played more snaps this year than a 1st rd pick. Someone in the scouting dept deserves a raise.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

more often than not, it seemed like our front 7 got better as the game went along

 



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:32 PM

Its hard to believe that an UDFA played more snaps this year than a 1st rd pick. Someone in the scouting dept deserves a raise.

Not when you consider the positions they play. You don't usually rotate corner back. You very typically rotate defensive tackles.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:34 PM

I would think the wall hit them



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:35 PM

Its hard to believe that an UDFA played more snaps this year than a 1st rd pick. Someone in the scouting dept deserves a raise.

 

Nature of the game.  DL rotates.  Corner not so much.
 



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:35 PM

When he was in college, Star had a rep for being dominant early in games and tailing off later

Is easy to tail off at the end of games when you're playing 92% of your team's defensive snaps. He's playing ~50% now.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:39 PM

Mind you. now that they have a full pro season under their (large) belts, next year could be a lot of fun to watch.




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