Originally posted by communist:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Ah ok, thought you derived it from some films. So, we have more of bump'n'run guys?
Too short, too light. 49ers system requires taller, physical corners. If you look at our roster, they're all about 5-11 190 or bigger. Hosley will check in at 5-9 or 5-10 and 170-something pounds.
Not really, we use a lot of zone as well. But we've just built a team around bigger/physical CBs. Brock and Brown are both listed as 5'10.
In general, teams don't like a corner back under 5'10 because they are too much of a liability against bigger WRs. Take a look at the Giants, their CBs are also 6 footers. Top 4 Pass Ds: Steelers shortest CB is 5'10, Browns have 1 5'9 CB (not a starter), Texans have 1 5'9 CB (not a starter), Ravens shortest is 5'10.
Although Brandon Flowers is 5'9 but he is the only top CB I can think of that is under 5'10.
Here is a good read on the type of D we played against the Saints:
The article says we used our corners a lot in man coverage, so I guess so. Watching the game I felt like we were running a ton of zone.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Jan 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM ]