Originally posted by 49ERSAM:
The Defense don't have a legit passrusher. We still need a legit NT too.
And you're right about Hill. He's not seeing some guys. He's running into sacks. And he floats the ball too much, and still not high enough at that. We've all seen Favre's passes. We remember Joe's passes. Nate Davis looked more like that. Even Alex has good sharp throws (he just doesn't have a sense for his receivers or the defense).
Get Nate ready, if this becomes a problem - particularly at Houston, which is a team the 49ers should beat.
The 49ers looked confused out there. That's partly on the players. But - coaching. Even Singletary, at least in his most honest initial statement after the game, singled out the coaching. Then he mentioned execution only after that.
Coaching failed under Nowin. It's starting to head that same way, again.
Even after Clements went for the pick and had no support from Roman, I believe it was, the score was still reasonable.
It think the two key plays were those which ate up at least one timeout. Because the refs blew the call on the Walker turnover. And Singletary had no challenges remaining - because he had no timeouts.
So the first was the pep talk timeout. This time, it was going back to the well once too often. It seemed to have no effect and ATL scored quickly after that. Are the players still taking him seriously on this stuff - or are they starting to see Sing as just a 'motivational speaker' with only a layman's grasp of the playbook?
I believe the other was Morgan again not having his head in the game. He looked so good in pre-season. But he's failing. Having to punch it in required, at one point if I remember, another timeout.
So either treating these guys like high schoolers in the one case, or having players refuse to finish, are what led up to giving ATL a chance to really push out the lead.
I think - if Rachel is struggling, how about Wragge? I think that if Morgan is not quite there, does he have to start from here on in? Dre Bly seems to need an attitude adjustment. Isn't there a guy named, Brown? Does Roman really need to be on the 53? Why this fear to even give Sheets a try?
And Hill has still been good about the turnovers, even though another of his subterrainian floaters was batted up for the pick, today. But what about Nate? I'm sure Alex ego can handle that. If he or they start turning the ball over, at least we'll see one thing we still like about Hill.