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Thoughts from game one...

09 January 2014 - 06:15 PM

I re-watched game one against the 49ers, and I picked up on some things that really had me thinking about the divisional match-up.

 

1.  I hope Chase Blackburn plays up to the level AJ Klein did in the first meeting.  Klein played almost mistake free.  He played fast and stout at the point of attack.  When he dropped into coverage, he didn't get beat once.  It was easy to see because obviously they were game planning to try and expose the rookie.

 

2.  We really had some big miscues on the o-line by Chandler, and I believe that he has progressed on the basic mental assignments that he struggled with in that game.

 

3.  There were some crucial drops that stalled some promising drives.

 

4.  We completely owned Kaepernick.  He looked horrible and the only play they didn't make was the drop by the TE towards the end of the third.  Other than that, we dominated their offense and kept them super uncomfortable.

 

5.  If we make the plays we didn't(i.e. pass drops, int drops, and routine 0-line blitz pick-up), we will dominate this game. 

 

Kaepernick is still a one read QB who only excels against terrible defenses.  I am not worried about their gameplan as our defense matches up against their offense better than any defense in the league.  Why would we struggle against Michael Crabtree when we have faced far superior recievers all season?  Analysts should be choosing Carolina!


Godfrey has no place on team next year....

11 November 2013 - 12:29 PM

With the emergence of Mike Mitchell, Robert Lester,  and Quentin Mikell we do not have need for Godfrey and here are the reasons.

 

1.  At this point in time, there is zero justification for his contract.

 

2.  Mitchell has blown one obvious assignment this season.  That was the play over the top to Brian Quick in the St. Louis game.  I only list this because the corner kept motioning that he was expecting help over the top.

 

3.  Lester has made all of the pass plays designed to go right at him this year ala the first pass of the Cardinals game.

 

4.  MIkell has played exceptional and helped bottle up two great TEs.

 

5.  You can count on your hand the number of deep completions this entire year.  Now think about the times you remember Godfrey being out of position and see if you can keep it under ten fingers.

 

6.  Mcdermott talked about how complicated his scheme was and how he hasn't had to scale it back this year with this defense. 

 

I believe like alot of Hurney's deals, we overpaid for Godfrey and he has not earned his contract.  Most importantly, our defensive resurgence has happened without him and the mistakes are just not there like they were with him on the field.


Frank Alexander vs. Wes Horton/Mario Addison

08 October 2013 - 04:15 PM

This Frank Alexander being benched for Wes Horton nonsense needs to cease!  Alexander showed a lot of promise last year.  He plays the run better than Horton and Addison as well as being an excellent combo with Johnson when Hardy slid down during the Nascar package last year.

 

I was livid Sunday watching Addison getting blown off of the ball on the second half running plays.  I forgot that they were letting Addison get a larger workload because of Hardy's illness.  When Horton, Addison, and Fua are in the front seven becomes real pedestrian.  Every big run came when Addison was in the game.

 

Alexander has a good football pedigree and was a steal in later rounds.  He showed great potential his rookie season backing up the flashes that earned him co-defensive player of the year at Oklahoma.  Many on the board thought that this kid could be good enough to let Hardy walk or at least give us more leverage.  Now he isn't even good enough to get a jersey?  Rivera has enough of a sample size of the other two backups and it is time to get this kid on the damn field.  


Defensive Line will have dominant year!

09 September 2013 - 10:09 PM

After watching Russell Wilson run for his life and throw passes while taking hits on numerous occasions, I am super hype about our d-line this year.  Provided Alexander stays on the field for more than a series, it could be better than 2003. 

 

When we play teams that do not have mobile quarterbacks it will be even worse, because they won't be able to take off running after Monster Inc. dismantles their o-ines.  Think about how we eat up the Falcons line last year and Matty Lice just had to take the pounding.  Other than Buffalo and San Fran, we don't really play a mobile QB the rest of the regular season.

 

Thats just passing alone.  Look how well we have played the run in the Pre-season and week one.  We only gave up 43 yds rushing to Lynch yesterday.  This line is going to be feared come mid season and should be together for at least four seasons if we extend Hardy.

 

This is something I will look forward to every defensive series.


For those that don't think Getts is all in this year...

16 August 2013 - 10:53 AM

I keep hearing that Gettleman may not be all in or completely sold on Rivera this year.

 

Gettleman addressed our gaping hole at DT that the board has bitched about for years.  He drafted playmakers for depth at LB and RB instead of reaching for need.  He brought in good competition at all defensive back spots.  All of these moves were made with us starting nearly fifteen million over the salary cap.

 

Now everyone is whining about gaurd and o-line depth.  First, Garry Williams played during the winning streak at the end of the year.  Now he is complete garbage.  There were not any difference makers in free agency that we could sign while we were strapped for cash.  Now, posters are getting mad because Getts is letting young guys have a shot before going and finding expensive stop gaps.

 

Now with Gettis emerging, all of that answers on the roster stuff doesn't seem like empty rhetoric.  I thought we would be happy after getting a different GM.  Now many are complaining because he isn't operating like Hurney. 

 

What could he have done differently to prove that he is all in with Rivera and that he is not waiting to sign his own coach?


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