Originally posted by captnkos:
I thought all of Frank Gore's potential backups looked pretty sorry. None of them looked better than DeShaun Foster or Michael Robinson to me.
Pass protection did not look great against vanilla defense. Wallace looked like he got steamrolled.
Lawson did not show anything new. He looked like the same guy we've seen, for good or for bad.
If there is still any question about who our starting QB is, I would be shocked. Hill looked solid.
Dre Bly is a starter . . .
VD had a couple of great grabs . . . love it when the ball is in his hands in space.
McKillop looked ok, but got burned over the middle by a T.E.
Overall I thought the team looked pretty similar to last year. I hope with improved play calling/coaching/game management the close games fall our way rather than the way they went last year.
I agree about, Coffee, he did not blow me away but he did look solid and I think Kory Sheets can give us a spark in the running game.
I thought our defense was very vanilla but Nolan brought a lot of pressure with the Broncos D and some of their defensive starters were still in the game late in the 3rd quarter.
Our first string O-Line did a very nice job in pass protection, our 2nd unit, not so much. Marvel Smith played well but Joe Toledo and Cody Wallace got abused and Barry Sims, well he's Barry Sims.
McKilliop will always be a liability in pass coverage but he will make a ton of tackles. Im not sure he is a starter in this league but he should be a very nice backup/ST's guy. I agree Bly is a starter but we need Tarrell Brown as our 3rd corner.
Lawson did show a little more awarness out there when he was stonewalled but yeah he did not get much of a pass rush.
But Manusky was very vanilla with the D, I think he is saving it for AZ....