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Mr. Scot

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#2617557 Priority Number 1 - Offensive Line

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

Quarterback can't get the ball to a receiver if he's on his back.

 

Add in that we need the real threat of a run game for the whole thing to work.  Right now, we haven't got it.

 

Even average skill players look a whole lot better when there's someone god blocking for them.




#2617535 Speculation on Hardy's Future (NFL.com)

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 03:02 PM

Funny, that's not what he said at all.

 

Didn't say so directly, but justified or not it's pretty safe to say most who watched that presser came out of it pessimistic about the chances of retaining him.

 

I still have hope, but if I'm being honest I think he's gone.  The question is just how he goes.
 




#2617510 I saw Air Force One today!

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 02:49 PM

Kudos.  It's a pretty good movie.  Harrison Ford kicks ass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wait...what? :unsure:




#2617484 Did Star and Short wear down?

Posted by Mr. Scot on 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.




#2617464 Florio comments

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 02:31 PM

No Zimmer + Lame duck QB and Head Coach + Mike Brown being Mike Brown = Implosion

 

It's a shame because the Bengals have some really good pieces on that team. More talent on that team than 95% of the league.

 

Although I've never been a big fan of Lewis's tenure there, I do have to give him some credit on one front.  Winning with Mike Brown in charge is some tough sledding, borderline miraculous.
 




#2617430 JJ Jansen to the Pro Bowl

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 02:15 PM

Deserved.

 

One of the most consistent long snappers in the league.




#2617427 Mel Kiper Jr's first mock draft 1/15/2014

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 02:14 PM

Smith is short but he's built like a tank. If you look at his large calf muscles alone you can see his strength. He can throw larger CBs right to the turf and does so on a regular basis. This little Cooks is not a younger Steve Smith, and I seriously doubt he's on our radar for the first round.

 

Add in the fire inside him.

 

Steve Smith is arguably one of the most driven individuals to ever play the game.

 

You don't find that kind of quality easily.
 




#2617403 Mel Kiper Jr's first mock draft 1/15/2014

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 02:03 PM

I'm taller than Cooks, this is sad. Why do draft analysts insist on comparing yet to be NFL players to Steve smith on Size alone? Do they not realize that not every small framed wide out will turn out to be like Steve Smith?

 

Smith is a fairly unique player.

 

I don't know if that gets recognized as much as it should.




#2617387 Mel Kiper Jr's first mock draft 1/15/2014

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 01:59 PM

if we somehow scored a James Jones or Decker, then Cooks would be ideal... if we went WR of course

 

I'm hesitant on Decker.  Peyton Manning's receivers don't tend to look quite the same when he's not throwing to them.

 

It's like signing a QB from an Andy Reid system.




#2617372 Mel Kiper Jr's first mock draft 1/15/2014

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

Cam has sailed passes high for the three years he's been in the NFL. It was masked more when he was throwing mostly to two big TE's his rookie year. So people mock us a midget WR? No thanks. You can't expect every tiny receiver to turn into Steve Smith. Give me a big target for cam that can bring in those high passes.

 

Good as a smaller receiver may be, we lack that big, physical target so many other teams have.

 

We need that, badly.
 




#2617309 Of Steve Smith, Teddy Ginn and Brandon Lafell

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 01:27 PM

I saw that on ESPN. Then he stormed off the podium and slapped a baby

 

Punched, not slapped.  Kicked a puppy too.
 




#2617300 A coaching issue no one's talking about

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

I've seen a lot of talk about the offensive coaching in the 49er game, but I think there were some deficiencies on the other side of the ball too.  One in particular stands out to me.

 

I'm speaking of Defensive Line Coach Eric Washington.

 

Both the Niners and our own guys have talked about adjustments the San Fan line made coming into the game and in the second half.  Their scheming and tweaks were largely successful at preventing our front four from putting the kind of consistent pressure on Kaepernick that we would have liked.  Ideally, Washington and Defensive Coordinator Sean McDermott would have found some way to counter. 

 

Unfortunately, they didn't.

 

And here we are...

 

So, am I saying that Washington is a bad DL Coach and needs to be replaced?

 

No.

 

It must be remembered that Washington has only three years of experience coaching in the NFL.  The guys coaching the trenches on the other side of the ball - Mike Solari, Jim Tomsula and Tim Drevno - all have an edge on him in the experience department.  49er OL Coach Mike Solari, in particular, has been around forever and is considered one of the best OL coaches in the league.  And it certainly doesn't hurt that these experienced coaches had some quality players to work with. 

 

This game aside, if you look at Washington's body of work coaching the D-Line, he's been pretty good overall.  Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson have definitely improved under his teaching. Both Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short had solid rookie seasons. Colin Cole returned to old form and Frank Alexander looked decent.  And even unheard of guys like Mario Addison and Wes Horton had their moments, showing they could contribute.

 

But sadly, just for this one game, Washington was outcoached.

 

I'm expecting he'll be better come time for the rematch.




#2617251 Mel Kiper Jr's first mock draft 1/15/2014

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 01:04 PM

No way in hell I could get behind taking Manziel over Bridgewater.  That's insane.




#2617236 Of Steve Smith, Teddy Ginn and Brandon Lafell

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

Big as he is, LaFell should be a physical receiver.  But he isn't.  If anything, he's a finesse receiver.

 

the only guy who plays like a physical receiver is the smallest one of the bunch.  We need to get a true gorilla this offseason.




#2617213 This will be the longest offseason yet..

Posted by Mr. Scot on 15 January 2014 - 12:45 PM

just notice how slow it already is...  painstakingly watching these other teams play football and the offseason hasn't even started yet.  At some point far into the future, FA opens up, each and every day we refresh these pages to see no new updates..  Weeks go by, and AH HA!  some other guy not named Marvin McNutt gets signed..  Weeks lead to months, THE DRAFT...  and then the abyss of nothingness...  So through this period just remember Cam is going into his 4th year after previously making the playoffs and now he has a defense..  
 
I hope that helps.

 

Yer a bastard :D
 






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