Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by BrodieFan:
I guess I don't understand why there is so much anger at the comparison. Raye's system is admittedly similar to Norv Turner. The line they're building is big and bruising and uses a very similar blocking scheme. Frank Gore IS a very similar runner in that he hits the holes hard, but has moves to make DB's whiff on the tackles. They'll use the blocking back just like the Cowboys did. I think Michael Irvin is the best comparison for Crabtree.
I've always thought they were trying to build an early to mid 90's Cowboys-like offense and a early 00's Ravens-like setup for the defense. I can't stand the Cowboys either, just like most long-time Niner fans, but let's be honest - that early to mid-90's Cowboys team was a great team.
I agree with that. It was most of the comparasions of players is what threw me off. But after re reading teh article what you said is basically what i got out of it. I think folks hate the cowboys so much that they didn't really read it.
Yeah that purty much sums it up. I think that even though I hate the cowturds and have tremendous 9er love, my reasoning as an NFL fan is open enough to read what someone has to offer while suspending judgement until I'm finished digesting the article.
So all that said I think that it showed some obvious comparisons. What was missing however was their TE comparisons. Who on our team reminds this guy of their talented TEs' and why? Because w/o them I sincerely doubt that Dallas would have gone as deep into 3 post seasons as they did. Not saying that they were the main reason but solid downfield blocking and their ability to own the middle of the field allowed Smith and Irvin to do what they do. Not to take anything away from their accomplishments. That and Moose?
I wouldn'tve presumed to compare the two teams but it was a better than average argument at least. And I do not like Lynch.