Originally posted by Walsh:
Originally posted by redmanc07:
Originally posted by bigtony2tone:
Well, here's our new starting line and backups:
Staley - Iupati - Heitmann - Rachal - Davis
Sims - Baas - Snyder
Sims backs up LT/RT, Baas at LG/C, Snyder at RG/RT/LT
Assuming Davis can be the player he's capable of, I think we have a ROCK-SOLID starting line and really good depth.
It wouls not surprise me if Sims gets the starting LT move Staley back to the right and have Davis backing up the left side until he is ready
I love our line now!
The excitement over 2 O-linemen in the first shows how terrible we were at the position.
Well, to be honest, the 49ers have never drafted o-linemen this high before. And, I think I was reading that Iupati is the highest drafted guard since Steve Hutchinson. (I'm not sure if that's true or if I mis-read that. I thought a guard's been drafted higher than 17 recently).
It just shows that we're aggressively trying to improve the offensive line, which was a big reason why our offense didn't live up to its potential last year.