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  1. Time will tell on the penalties/turnovers.  Last week wasn't bad, though.

    7 penalties and only 1 on the o-line.  7 puts you right in the middle of the pack of the NFL per game.  5 per game puts you among the best.  So, we didn't see anything offensive last week in this regard.  The Dre penalty is the one that concerns me, because that lack of composure was always a problem under Lewis.  I'd love to know how Taylor handled that one with Dre.

    3 TO on paper, but I credit them with one (Erickson fumble).  The Dalton fumble in the rain is a clear fluke and his "fumble" at the end of the game was an incomplete pass.

     

     

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  2. 9 hours ago, ShulaSteakhouse said:

    Well, Ocho Loco said/thought the same things at his age I'm sure.  He's still great at this point when he's healthy.  He's missed six or more games 2 out of the last 3 years, and now at least 2-3 this year just to start.  With his age and build, I can't help but to see a Chad Johnson type of scenario happening.  8 more years is a big stretch for him, that would be great, he'd set a ton of records, but I'm thinking maybe 2-3 more.  I guess we'll see how this year goes.

    I wasn't interested in his comments as a literal prediction, but simply an indication of how he feels about the new regime.

    Sure, Chad probably said similar things, but that's Chad.  I love the guy, but he never shut up.  When AJ talks, I'm more inclined to listen :yum:

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  3. On 9/11/2019 at 10:14 PM, COB said:

    The voices coming out of my tv said the Seahawks D just refused to take a linebacker out and put an extra DB in.  Andy kept coming to the line of scrimmage and seeing a run-stopping defense that was vulnerable to the pass.  I doubt the Niners will do the same.

    We'll see.  49ers coaches are all disciples of the same scheme.  But, it's possible our passing attack scares them enough to dial it back a little.

    On 9/11/2019 at 6:06 PM, Stripes said:

    As much as their fans might scoff at the notion, I think the Bengals have the better quarterback too.

    Right now it's certainly the case.  Jimmy G saw very little pressure last week and was throwing picks anyway.  Hopefully the inaccuracies continue.

     


  4. Don't get me wrong.  I'm optimistic about this team and the direction they are headed.

    But, the more I read up on the 49ers, the more I think we may end up 0-2.  Their strengths match up perfectly to our weaknesses.  Their d-line is solid...at least on par with Seattle, which is another test for our o-line.  On offense, their o-line is easily superior to Seattle's which could negate our d-line to some extent.

    And Kittle...such a weapon attacking the middle of the field where we're soft.  Seattle didn't have that kind of weapon at their disposal.

     

    So, yeah...we'll see.  My hope is that our d-line is going to decimate every o-line in the NFL so that San Fran being better than Seattle in this area won't even matter.  And, on offense, I'm curious to see what Taylor cooks up to keep from being 1-dimensional.  It looks like we're going to see the exact same anti-run scheme that Seattle threw at us.  Maybe the answer is to throw it all over the field again, but you can only get away with that for so long.  

     

    Should be very interesting.  


  5. 3 hours ago, membengal said:

    Boy and how. This cannot be underscored enough. Even better, I believe that Taylor and company will have a specific gameplan for the 49ers that is different from what they had ready for Seattle. Because they think and what not, and don't just run the same thing out there.

    That's what I'll be curious to see. They had the element of surprise in Seattle. Does everyone know what we are now, or will the staff be fluid enough to evolve on the fly?


  6. 12 hours ago, HoosierCat said:

    One legit plus I’m willing to grant from the Seahawks game is the absence of false start and holding calls on the oline. Whether that’s better coaching or the quick pass game plan I don’t know but it was nice to see a clean game. Hopefully that keeps up.

    It's coaching.  There was a solid article on The Athletic about all the preparation they did in working on their silent count and other non-verbal communication.

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  7. This is unsurprising.

    When did Burfict EVER show himself to be volatile off the field or in the locker room?  All accounts are that he's always been a very nice and mellow guy.  It's too bad how reputations are formed.

    Also, lost here is that AB clearly has some issues that need attention.  Whether it's genetic or it's been caused by football (I often question the ethics of being a football fan), it's a sad thing to see play out. I hope he gets the help he needs.

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  8. 13 hours ago, ArmyBengal said:

    So they kept 7. Any word on how many of those will be active Sunday ??

    Nothing official that I've seen.  5 is the typical number unless you have a special teams ace that you can't afford to sit. Without Core, I'm not sure we have that guy.

     

    Green is out and then my guess is that either Tate or Cooper will sit.


  9. I'm even more curious about the defensive scheme.  We have a Rams-like blueprint for what we imagine the offense will be, but the defense is entirely up in the air.  Especially with 11 linemen.  Some speculation is that we could see a 5-2 front to get Lawson and Hubbard on the field more often.

    It may not be a pretty season, but it should at least be interesting.


  10. They're getting ready for the Mixon holdout that is likely to come next season.

    I haven't seen how the contract is structured, but if they're able to lock up Mixon long term, I'm betting they'll be able to move on from Gio without too much extra cost.

    And, Taylor has said more than once that he saw the negative impact of riding Gurley too much next year.  Hopefully Gio will finally be used appropriately.

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  11. If you believe the article, the o-line is giving up MORE pressures this year, not less.

    But, Dalton is handling it better.  Likely due to several factors: o-coordinator, qb coach, better weapons, etc.

    He's also been more willing to throw into tight windows. He's keeping his eyes up when he's pressured and looking for throws when he would give up on plays in previous years.

     

    I've never been a Dalton hater, but he's showing growth this year and the o-line isn't the reason why.

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  12. 15 hours ago, AMPHAR said:

    I’m not sure how pff grades anymore.  I caught one of their analyst try to explain how Mixon was graded poorly after producing a kick ass game.  Sounded like a sliding scale against expectation.  Bunch of crap. 

    A big part of their grading on RBs is pass blocking and yards after contact.  

    Mixon only had one pass block attempt that game and he whiffed.  He also doesn't tend to gain yards after contact...he gets hit and he falls.

    I'm still very happy to have him on the team...clearly :P

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