Originally posted by natrone06:
Watching the Viking tonight has given me even more faith that our defense can keep us in almost any game.
Our Defense is good if not really good- Singletary and Manusky really have them firing on all cylinders (Why on earth Nowin and Manusky couldn't get anything going in all the years he was here I will never know)
Our problem is Offense - 28th in total yardage is just not going to cut it - if we are going to be a defensive minded team we have to be able to control the ball run the clock out and play field position game - Our offense can do none of those things consistently - Shaun Hill can manage a game he can not win a game at least not yet - I don't think he will ever be able to do that - that being said I would LOVE to be wrong - Things that they have to be able to do over the next 5 weeks to keep at a high level:
1) Shaun Hill has got to do a better job at the line recognizing the blitz and where the presure is coming from and make adjustments - Raye and Singletary need to give him some options at the line I don't think he can at this point
2) The Offensive line has to play better if BAAS is hurt get him out - I don't know what they can do to fix it but they have to give Hill more time so he can develop some kind of pocket presence.
3) Vernon needs to keep doing what he has been doing - this is the one thing I am completely confident about - Singletary has him producing and it is frankly awesome. Brent Jones is one of my all time 49er favorite's (before the flame war starts I am not saying he is the greatest 49er he is just one of my favorite's from the glory days) it would be great to have Vernon stay here for a long time and surpass what Brent did - and by on par with Tony G.
The Falcons are a huge game - I am excited to see it. I don't think they will make the stupid mistakes the Lams made this week - we can not take a half off like we did this week but we can win this game - if the Offense steps up.
[ Edited by Sugatis on Oct 5, 2009 at 19:30:37 ]