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Does the Addition of Mike Solari affect our draft?

Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by teeohh:
Originally posted by smileyman:
It'll affect the type of linemen we draft. Solari ran zone blocking schemes in KC and Seattle. Those schemes call for smaller, quicker offensive linemen. We won't be drafting big huge maulers.

Does Baas fit in his system? If we resign him maybe they don't go after Iupati

My guess is, Solari is less likely to want to keep Baas.

Does Boone have as much skill as Baas from what you have seen and heard? Could Boone take Baas' place at guard?
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Nope. If anything, it increases the chances of drafting OL early.

And the 49ers are bound to get even younger this offseason. If the 49ers go with an offensive lineman early in the draft, Solari will have a say in which lineman that turns out to be. Should the 49ers draft a linemen in the first round, there's a very good chance that rookie will be asked to start right away as was the case with Joe Staley in 2007.

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I think Solari's addition affects our draft. Hopefully, McSing will get the Oline fixed and Solari will contribute in that decision process.
Originally posted by Ninefan56:
Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by teeohh:
Originally posted by smileyman:
It'll affect the type of linemen we draft. Solari ran zone blocking schemes in KC and Seattle. Those schemes call for smaller, quicker offensive linemen. We won't be drafting big huge maulers.

Does Baas fit in his system? If we resign him maybe they don't go after Iupati

My guess is, Solari is less likely to want to keep Baas.

Does Boone have as much skill as Baas from what you have seen and heard? Could Boone take Baas' place at guard?

This is just my personal opinion, but not for another year at best. But no guarantee that the guy will become a starter. Boone, I mean, not Baas though you could be forgiven for asking!!
Does anyone know how he feels on draftig guards cause this could give us iupathi
Does anyone know how he feels on drafting guards cause this could give us iupathi
Originally posted by 49erForLife420:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by Izyniner:
Not as much as tony pashos will affect there draft.

Pashos will probably follow Foerster to Washington.

Why do you say that?? I think Tony could be a solid RT For us for years to come

Agree. Besides a few mental mistakes he was alright before the injury. Another year and possible replacement this off season would be best for the team.
Under Walsh, McKittrick rarely got a first round talent. Steve Wallace was a first round pick. But everybody else were latter draft picks, usually undersized, quick and agile. As a disciple of McKittrick, Solari should be able to turn mid and latter round linemen into gems.
Originally posted by mebemused:
Under Walsh, McKittrick rarely got a first round talent. Steve Wallace was a first round pick. But everybody else were latter draft picks, usually undersized, quick and agile. As a disciple of McKittrick, Solari should be able to turn mid and latter round linemen into gems.

Wallace was actually a 4th rounder in 1986. The only first round O-Lineman during the Walsh regime was Harris Barton..

The game has changed since then, O-Linemen are on average about 40-50 pounds heavier today than they were back then. McKittrick was great at taling smaller athletic guys and building them into a cohesive and effective unit.

Today, while you still need great coaching, you just can't take any big guy off the street and coach them up into a servicable NFL O-Lineman. You need to draft good players and coach them to achieve their maximum potential.
I am guessing if they are definitely taking Oline early, Solari will help decide which OT will be the best choice... Does anyone know if NFL teams have any sort of mini-camps before the draft, so the coaches can see what they have, or do they rely solely on previous game footage?
Under McKittrick, smaller, agile guards did a lot of trap blocking, where the guard away from the point of attack pulls and hits the hole first, taking out the closing LB.

In contrast, a zone blocking team doesn't trap at all. They just all fire forward off the ball as a unit, and try and get lateral movement to one side or the other, creating a lane for a cut back by the RB.

With slow-footed college tackles, like Phil Loadholt, being converted to guards in the NFL, you don't see many trap blocking schemes anymore. Currently, the 49ers run their FB Norris through the hole first, rather than a guard.
Let's hope Solari can coach this line up like Tomsula has done with the d-line.
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Originally posted by mebemused:
Under McKittrick, smaller, agile guards did a lot of trap blocking, where the guard away from the point of attack pulls and hits the hole first, taking out the closing LB.

In contrast, a zone blocking team doesn't trap at all. They just all fire forward off the ball as a unit, and try and get lateral movement to one side or the other, creating a lane for a cut back by the RB.

With slow-footed college tackles, like Phil Loadholt, being converted to guards in the NFL, you don't see many trap blocking schemes anymore. Currently, the 49ers run their FB Norris through the hole first, rather than a guard.

The nice thing about zone blocking is that it doesn't matter what the defense does--the linemen know their assignments. Watch Denver's offensive line when they play--you'll never see the center calling out assignments because he doesn't need to.