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Chris Borland?

It's always obvious to me the people that never watched him play when they compare him to Skov and think Skov is just as good...... They clearly display they have not watched anything outside of Pac 12 football. Then they start talking about arm length. How long of arms did Zach Thomas have? LOL. Not very long.

What makes Borland great is his instincts and reading what an offense is doing and understanding it all before the play even goes. You can't really teach that. Borland has it.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on May 22, 2014 at 5:12 PM ]
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It's always obvious to me the people that never watched him play when they compare him to Skov and think Skov is just as good...... They clearly display they have not watched anything outside of Pac 12 football. Then they start talking about arm length. How long of arms did Zach Thomas have? LOL. Not very long.

What makes Borland great is his instincts and reading what an offense is doing and understanding it all before the play even goes. You can't really teach that. Borland has it.

So basically what you do all the time??
You can't watch a badger game without hearing Borland's name repeatedly. He's an excellent player and I'd be shocked if he's not one of the better special teams players right away. Great pick.
[ Edited by NinerG94 on May 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM ]
Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It's always obvious to me the people that never watched him play when they compare him to Skov and think Skov is just as good...... They clearly display they have not watched anything outside of Pac 12 football. Then they start talking about arm length. How long of arms did Zach Thomas have? LOL. Not very long.

What makes Borland great is his instincts and reading what an offense is doing and understanding it all before the play even goes. You can't really teach that. Borland has it.

So basically what you do all the time??

Lol bingo.
Chris Boreland was a heck of a football player at Wisky I don't doubt that BUT his arms are short and he's short stack. He can sure hit but I'm worried about his lateral movement. I know he'll excel on special teams but you don't spent a 3rd rounder hoping to get a special teams player. I wish Baalke woulda waited and Boreland mighta still been there. We coulda used a CB at #77 a true CB like McGill or desire or Phillip Gaines.
I've watched almost every game of Borlands career. He's one of the few badgers I don't have a clear view on. I knew Russell Wilson and Watt would be studs. I knew Tolzien sucked and believe Monte Ball is nothing special. I think Borland will be good but do wonder about his athleticism. The 49ers usually have a good eye for lbs so I will trust them. I do know He will be a leader from day 1. He's a special person off the field as well.
We got to stop thinking every ILB we draft from now on will be the next Willis or Bowman because they will not be. That doesn't mean this kid can't add something unique to the unit.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It's always obvious to me the people that never watched him play when they compare him to Skov and think Skov is just as good...... They clearly display they have not watched anything outside of Pac 12 football. Then they start talking about arm length. How long of arms did Zach Thomas have? LOL. Not very long.

What makes Borland great is his instincts and reading what an offense is doing and understanding it all before the play even goes. You can't really teach that. Borland has it.

Where did someone say Skov was just as good as Borland? I must have missed it.
Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
Chris Boreland was a heck of a football player at Wisky I don't doubt that BUT his arms are short and he's short stack. He can sure hit but I'm worried about his lateral movement. I know he'll excel on special teams but you don't spent a 3rd rounder hoping to get a special teams player. I wish Baalke woulda waited and Boreland mighta still been there. We coulda used a CB at #77 a true CB like McGill or desire or Phillip Gaines.

We didn't spend a third rounder on just a special teamer. We don't know when Bowman is coming back, so we have a need at ILB. I know a lot of people assume it's going to be Wilhoite, which it might be, but Borland will definitely be in the running for the starting position.
The cornerbacks you mention that we "missed" out on would have been special teamers too. McGill seemed overrated and Desir was overhyped a little by the media because of how far he fell.
Back then, they didn't measure arm length

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/ReynJa00.htm
If you are going to start looking at the measurements of players 30 years ago ... the 49ers starting LT in the 1981 super bowl season Dan Audick weighed 235 lbs. 235!! The game is just a leeeeeetle different today.
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To say Borland is the next Zach Thomas is disrespectful to Mr. Thomas.

7× Pro Bowl (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,2005, 2006)
5× First-team All-Pro (1998, 1999, 2002, 2003,2006)
2× Second-team All-Pro (2001, 2005)
2× NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year (1998, 2006)

It's true, they're both short white guys with high motors, but it remains to be seen how Borland's game translates in the NFL. He's supposed to have good instincts but saying he's the next Zach Thomas or Kiko Alonso is outrageous. He's Chris Borland and we'll see how good he is as a pro.
Originally posted by doc_brown_:
To say Borland is the next Zach Thomas is disrespectful to Mr. Thomas.

7× Pro Bowl (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,2005, 2006)
5× First-team All-Pro (1998, 1999, 2002, 2003,2006)
2× Second-team All-Pro (2001, 2005)
2× NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year (1998, 2006)

It's true, they're both short white guys with high motors, but it remains to be seen how Borland's game translates in the NFL. He's supposed to have good instincts but saying he's the next Zach Thomas or Kiko Alonso is outrageous. He's Chris Borland and we'll see how good he is as a pro.



Hater.
How did Kiko Alonso get lumped in with Borland and Thomas?
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