Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by pd24:
The Miami run game is much more sophisticated than the Sing/Raye vision. However, it all starts with an OL that MUST be agile and have good quickness. The current 49er OL is not capable of doing what Miami is doing. Baas has neither the agility or quickness to be a competent pulling guard. Rachal is still having trouble identifying the target. Staley is capable but cannot move the entire left side by himself. Snyder is a journeyman backup doing the best he can. Heitmann is playing the best of any of the line, and is good at adjusting blocking schemes but when his linemates cannot execute, it doesn't matter what he calls.
I was watching the Miami O and thought that this is the kind O Sing want us to become. They can run down hill and the Qb can make all the throws.
I know all this sounds negative but it is only to say that the "power running" game is the only option available right now. As Rachal improves with experience, he may be capable. Baas may still be limited by his ankle but I have never seen the agility from him that is required to be a guard who can pull and move into space like the Miami guards.
So it will be up to the power running/zone blocking schemes to carry the day until the cavalry arrives.
Staley-Smiley-Heitmann would make a great combo.
Baas on the otherhand...in college he was able to out muscle everybody but thats not the case in the NFL. It seems like if he has to move laterally at all, he gets beat. Maybe he isn't recovered, but if he doesn't show something after the bye they need to move Snyder to LG.
Chilo I think will eventually be a good starter, he came into the league raw and still has a lot to learn. But the talent is there.
We still need a LG and RT, hopefully we get 1 in the draft and 1 in FA.