Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by WestCoast:
Originally posted by Leathaface: Okay, hold on, timeout. Walt Harris was a good solid cornerback, a veteran. He did have some absolutely horrible games (Saints game @the stick). Please don't act like he was something he's not.
Originally posted by Hopper: For the last time, can we dump this notion that Clements guards Fitzgerald. WALT HARRIS IS THE ONE WHO COVERED FITZGERALD FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE TIME THE PAST 3 SEASONS. I've said this from the moment it happened...losing Walt Harris was the biggest change of the offseason. He's a HUGE loss to the secondary.
Originally posted by WestCoast: That was before Clements was getting beat by scrubs like Kassim Osgood. If Clements can't cover those guys, just imagine what Fitz will do.
Originally posted by Hopper: yea like fitz lit him up the past 2 years...
Fitzgerald is going to light Clements up like a christmas tree. I don't have a good feeling about this game at all.
he might be right actually. i seem to remember hearing something about walt being the one d-ing up on fitz before. itd make sense because nate is a better match up physically with boldin. i thought nate may have covered fitz in the mnf game though but i could be wrong.
i like our cbs matchups with their wrs, well as much as you can vs fitz, breaston, and boldin. nate vs boldin is better than nate vs fitz because boldin is the more physical of the 2. spencer is i think our tallest cb and has long arms vs the 6'4" fitz. hopefully the d holds up.
Actually, it was Donald Strickland who was on Fitz at the end of the game when we last beat them in Ariz, two years ago. I think they'll go with the committee approach on Fitz.
I hope Boldin gets introduced to Goldson early. Should be quite a collison.
I hope Beanie Wells gets introduced to Willis early. Could be the end of Wells' NFL career.
I hope whatever flavor of defense we've been hiding all preseason gets unveiled, finally, and that it includes plenty of pressure on Warner as its primary ingredient. Otherwise, it may not matter who's guarding Fitz.
I think it will start out as a close game, but I expect the Niners to OWN the fourth quarter, to just wear Arizona down as the game goes on.