Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Could you replace Carlos Rogers with Richard Sherman? Because Sherman was in the "dregs" of the draft. I'm just saying...you never know.
I'm personally a big fan of Hawthorne, I think he can be a starter in the NFL down the road, has the size and all the tools along with ridiculous speed. I also find Robey, in spite of his size, intriguing because he's got insane agility and quickness, really difficult to beat him on a double move.
Here is the thing about that, Seattle had no one so they could take a chance. I think Rogers will bounce back or NA will step it up/in. The other thing people are not taking into account that was brought by game analysts last year, is that the niners were not giving up the big plays in JH's first year, and that when they tried and forced the issue, a lot of T.O.'s resulted from sacks, fumbles to int., thus takeaways were down, so they were just getting rid of the ball quicker. Still we prevailed beause teams like the packers, pats and falcons had no run game also, teams that gave us trouble like the rams, vikings and seattle, and ravens had strong run games, so guys like Willis and Navarro had to keep in the box more. So the wr had more space to get free.
Also, Sherman was exposed a lot by the Falcons. More so than Rogers was in the playoffs. Get better pass rush, to create more pressure and t.o.s like the first year and our dbs will be okay.