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The Best 3 Man Front in the NFL

According to SI's Ross Tucker:

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Whoa. RT @SI_RossTucker No-names Aubrayo Franklin and Isaac Sopoaga join Justin Smith to give the Niners the best 3 man front in football.

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Watch 49ers DE Justin Smith tonight. He is what we call an "All-Day Sucker". Country strong, tough as nails, relentless.

[ Edited by RedWaltz24 on Nov 12, 2009 at 07:28:30 ]
Great to hear! Would be nice if we could get a pass rusher to help them out.
that's cool

  • TX9R
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The best might be a stratch, but it's certainly top 3. This means our LBers must be really terrible pass rushers and that our blitzes are just not very creative. Does Willis ever blitz? Corners? Safeties? It looks like 90% of our blitzes to me are either Manny or Harrelson just bull rushing from the same spot.
At least the front line is doing its job. So that is one less area to focus upon. Now we have to get help for the LBs and the backfield.
I agree. Smith and Franklin are playing at pro bowl level and Sopoaga is not that far off.
Originally posted by TX9R:
The best might be a stratch, but it's certainly top 3. This means our LBers must be really terrible pass rushers and that our blitzes are just not very creative. Does Willis ever blitz? Corners? Safeties? It looks like 90% of our blitzes to me are either Manny or Harrelson just bull rushing from the same spot.

Which 3 man front has been playing better? Not that top 3 is bad or anything, but I don't think any front 3 has played better.
J.Smith and A.Franklin=underrated
Imagine if we had a top notch or even real good pass rusher behind these guys? that would be scary! Of course watch us get a premier pass rusher next year and Franklin's play falls of after getting a big contract.
yea our front 3 can stop the run and get pass rush, too bad parys and lawson can't get pressure on the qb, we need peppers or suggs type player this offseason.
Originally posted by TX9R:
The best might be a stratch, but it's certainly top 3. This means our LBers must be really terrible pass rushers and that our blitzes are just not very creative. Does Willis ever blitz? Corners? Safeties? It looks like 90% of our blitzes to me are either Manny or Harrelson just bull rushing from the same spot.

Exactly. Just highlights how poorly our LB'ers are at attacking the qb. And this is one of the points of emphasis when running a 3-4. Niners blitz packages are terrible. the blitzes are never creative just the same old same old. Manny and Parys just aren't talented enough to beat whoever and hit the qb. they run croner blitzes from time to time. I think Manusky needs help in becoming more creative everthing on defense is pretty vanilla and basic. I've never seen him just send the house at a QB. He coaches a little to passively. One reason why the secondary is constatnly getting beat is b/c there is never any pass rush. All you have to do is get near Cutler and he will start throwing int's.
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by TX9R:
The best might be a stratch, but it's certainly top 3. This means our LBers must be really terrible pass rushers and that our blitzes are just not very creative. Does Willis ever blitz? Corners? Safeties? It looks like 90% of our blitzes to me are either Manny or Harrelson just bull rushing from the same spot.

Exactly. Just highlights how poorly our LB'ers are at attacking the qb. And this is one of the points of emphasis when running a 3-4. Niners blitz packages are terrible. the blitzes are never creative just the same old same old. Manny and Parys just aren't talented enough to beat whoever and hit the qb. they run croner blitzes from time to time. I think Manusky needs help in becoming more creative everthing on defense is pretty vanilla and basic. I've never seen him just send the house at a QB. He coaches a little to passively. One reason why the secondary is constatnly getting beat is b/c there is never any pass rush. All you have to do is get near Cutler and he will start throwing int's.


Maybe Manusky knows his OLBs can't blitz. If you send the house all the time you will get burnt badly.

We need a pass rush specialist at OLB.
Our guys are great against the run, decent against the pass.

And we have nice diversity along the line... One Samoan, one country white guy, and one black guy. Now that's affirmative action for ya
Originally posted by miked1978:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by TX9R:
The best might be a stratch, but it's certainly top 3. This means our LBers must be really terrible pass rushers and that our blitzes are just not very creative. Does Willis ever blitz? Corners? Safeties? It looks like 90% of our blitzes to me are either Manny or Harrelson just bull rushing from the same spot.

Exactly. Just highlights how poorly our LB'ers are at attacking the qb. And this is one of the points of emphasis when running a 3-4. Niners blitz packages are terrible. the blitzes are never creative just the same old same old. Manny and Parys just aren't talented enough to beat whoever and hit the qb. they run croner blitzes from time to time. I think Manusky needs help in becoming more creative everthing on defense is pretty vanilla and basic. I've never seen him just send the house at a QB. He coaches a little to passively. One reason why the secondary is constatnly getting beat is b/c there is never any pass rush. All you have to do is get near Cutler and he will start throwing int's.


Maybe Manusky knows his OLBs can't blitz. If you send the house all the time you will get burnt badly.

We need a pass rush specialist at OLB.

We all know they suck, but that's the point if they suck then they need help hitting the qb. What's the point of just letting them 2 rush when they aren't gonna create any pressure? And i don't mean all the time but mix it up. Niners play the same defense on almost every play involving the front 7. and it's pretty obvious that whatever he's doing now isn't working b/c our pass defense is ranked in the bottom half of the league. If your secondary is struggling try to create some pressure with different blitzes to help them out.
Originally posted by PRIMETIME21:
yea our front 3 can stop the run and get pass rush, too bad parys and lawson can't get pressure on the qb, we need peppers or suggs type player this offseason.

We have 2 first round picks and likely could have used one of them on either player. McCloughan is a bozo. He'd rather stick with the coverage sacks rather then getting some real pressure on the quarterback.

[ Edited by WheresWaldo on Nov 12, 2009 at 08:29:42 ]