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Dahl says Rams are "Up and coming"

  • cciowa
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Originally posted by GNielsen:
I'm not sure why anyone has their panties in a bunch over a statement like that. He's right. The Niners need to concentrate just as much on the Rams as they do the Seahawks.

if you go beyond our num nuts kicker, walkers drop and of course the lovely fake toss reverse on our own goal line with ginn in those game,,,, its like we have some sort of a mental block against that team,, when was the last time we actually played well and kicked the rams ass
Craig Dahl is a first team All-Pro
Originally posted by cciowa:
if you go beyond our num nuts kicker, walkers drop and of course the lovely fake toss reverse on our own goal line with ginn in those game,,,, its like we have some sort of a mental block against that team,, when was the last time we actually played well and kicked the rams ass

Oh, I agree. Those two games were ridiculous with respect to how flat and out of sync the Niners were and how up and ready the Rams were. But, to answer your last question, the last time the Niners really kicked the Rams' ass was the 2011 home game - Niners 26, Rams 0. The Niners won that game to secure a playoff berth for the first time since 2002. Alex Smith had 274 yards, 2 TD passes, no interceptions and a QB rating of 142, the highest of his career. Akers had four field goals. The defense just stoned them - held them to 157 total net yards and ZERO rushing first downs.
They sure had a lot of good draft picks and FA to get better.

The RGIII trade was a good move for them. They'll be a better team.

BUT to their dismay - we're a better team than we were last year.

Let the games begin.
ground breaking statement. He followed that up with "The seahawks are pretty good too"
  • SaksV
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I agree with Dahl 100%. As for the OP, that logic is flawed because there's evidence to prove that not every team that sucks gets better by default just because they sucked last year. The Browns have sucked for half a century for example. If the only way to go was "up" for them, they must be super glued to the basement floor.
  • KID9R
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Originally posted by mcbaes72:
We should cut Dahl just to see what he'd say next.

Are you sure they don't Mean Harvey Dahl, the Rams guard?
Originally posted by cciowa:
he said nothing wrong. we of all teams should know that after last year. i swear with some of you guys how you have made dahl the new whipping boy on the webzone. sheesh. they beat us twice, we looked like garbage twice vs them and they have gotten better.

I don't understand why all these quotes from Dahl are even being typed up. The dude is a nobody.

FYI, if a good team picks up a weak player, that guy will automatically become the "whipping boy." Niners are good, Dahl sucks and is overpaid. No1curr what he says, yet we somehow continue to see his comments as if they matter. Get used to people ragging on him unless he proves he doesn't suck, which is not a likely outcome based on his time in STL.
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by cciowa:
if you go beyond our num nuts kicker, walkers drop and of course the lovely fake toss reverse on our own goal line with ginn in those game,,,, its like we have some sort of a mental block against that team,, when was the last time we actually played well and kicked the rams ass

Oh, I agree. Those two games were ridiculous with respect to how flat and out of sync the Niners were and how up and ready the Rams were. But, to answer your last question, the last time the Niners really kicked the Rams' ass was the 2011 home game - Niners 26, Rams 0. The Niners won that game to secure a playoff berth for the first time since 2002. Alex Smith had 274 yards, 2 TD passes, no interceptions and a QB rating of 142, the highest of his career. Akers had four field goals. The defense just stoned them - held them to 157 total net yards and ZERO rushing first downs.

Thank you G. I did not realize it was actually recent. It just seems like we have struggled against them for f**king ever
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by 49erRider:
Originally posted by cciowa:
he said nothing wrong. we of all teams should know that after last year. i swear with some of you guys how you have made dahl the new whipping boy on the webzone. sheesh. they beat us twice, we looked like garbage twice vs them and they have gotten better.

I don't understand why all these quotes from Dahl are even being typed up. The dude is a nobody.

FYI, if a good team picks up a weak player, that guy will automatically become the "whipping boy." Niners are good, Dahl sucks and is overpaid. No1curr what he says, yet we somehow continue to see his comments as if they matter. Get used to people ragging on him unless he proves he doesn't suck, which is not a likely outcome based on his time in STL.

I think he will surprise us all and be more than respectable for us. we have had very good reports out of camp from him. we KNOW he will do well in special teams and I think he will provide us with a fine backup in both safety spots, which is something we never had before. Now maybe its just sentimental blather on my part but you know alot of guys who may have struggled a bit with their old team, sometimes do very very well for us. I think once they put on a niner uniform, what they did with their old team is not valuable
Originally posted by 49erRider:
I don't understand why all these quotes from Dahl are even being typed up. The dude is a nobody.

FYI, if a good team picks up a weak player, that guy will automatically become the "whipping boy." Niners are good, Dahl sucks and is overpaid. No1curr what he says, yet we somehow continue to see his comments as if they matter. Get used to people ragging on him unless he proves he doesn't suck, which is not a likely outcome based on his time in STL.

Easy, man. Dahl had more tackles than Dashon Goldson last season and only four fewer tackles than Whitner. He also had an interception with a return of 38 yards.
  • cciowa
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Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by 49erRider:
I don't understand why all these quotes from Dahl are even being typed up. The dude is a nobody.

FYI, if a good team picks up a weak player, that guy will automatically become the "whipping boy." Niners are good, Dahl sucks and is overpaid. No1curr what he says, yet we somehow continue to see his comments as if they matter. Get used to people ragging on him unless he proves he doesn't suck, which is not a likely outcome based on his time in STL.

Easy, man. Dahl had more tackles than Dashon Goldson last season and only four fewer tackles than Whitner. He also had an interception with a return of 38 yards.
G, as always , said nothing wrong
cc, you're too kind. Thank you.

I expect Reid to be starting, but I also think Dahl is better than some people around here think and I believe Goldson wasn't quite as good as a lot of people around here think. I expect Reid to be much better at defending the pass, but Dahl is crafty and he's a good tackler. His problem is that he gets out of position and loses track of receivers. But, possibly coaching and scheme can help that. At any rate, though, it's probably a moot point because Reid is more than likely going to be the starting free safety.
Rams have had some killer drafts lately and they seem to have our number. Everyone said that we " stole" Jenkins from them but so far looks like they ended up with the right Jenkins after all
The Rams have demonstrated a great ability to beat/be physical with teams in the NFC West.....their worst game was a close loss to the Seahawks in Seattle....mighty impressive.

But outside the west their flaws are exposed a bit more......a 4-1-1 record was the best record in the best division last year and they didn't even make the playoffs. They probably will get better this year given the confidence boost of last season. It's an interesting strategy to build to beat certain teams......it helps explain why the Cowboys who generally suck against the rest of the league gave the Giants tons of fits last season and even some the year before. Eagles have traditionally been a thorn in the Giants side (going back decades), yet never been a true super bowl caliber team.

Last year the Rams lost to the Jets at home and were annihilated by the Patriots in a neutral location. At the very least their defense should have showed up and played a tough game given what the rest of the West did to the Patriots.

I guess Rams' success going forward depends a lot on Bradford and how effectively they replace Amendola and Jackson.......their defense will be tough, but not enough alone to get them over the hump.
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Jun 21, 2013 at 3:02 PM ]