Originally posted by NCommand:
Yeah, there is NOBODY who could have predicted this one. That said, the only thing I can think of is that both Spencer & Clements are our biggest and most fysical corners so I'm "hoping" we plan on playing AZ very very very fysical at the LOS b/c if not, we are going to get crushed. The AZ WR's play very fysical anyways but seemed to be even more amped last year against us as we were 2-0 against them the year before and were seeking some revenge.
I was surprised to hear this also. I would have never guessed Spencer would pull this out. I thought he was close to taking over the job before he got hurt, but since then alot of things have changed. The biggest, IMO, is the overall depth we have at CB.
Good point about size also, Spencer is easily 2-3 inches taller than Bly and Brown. But 49ers.com has Brown listed at 193lbs to Spencer's 190........so I don't know if Spencer is really "bigger" than Brown. Does anyone know who the faster CB is?
In addition to several other match-ups, I'll be paying close attention to Spencer's upcoming assignment against Quan.
Also, I highly doubt we'll see Clements playing press coverage. I'd love to see it, God knows I hate watching him line up 10-12yds deep EVERY FREAKIN PLAY. I just don't remember ever seeing him play up close to the LOS.