He just said he's more concerned with the D than the O. I thought this should get its own thread because it's his opinion, he said, he was a former 49er and played defense and knows what's up. I know Mad Dog has a topic about the D already, but this is different because this is Dwight Hicks and what he thinks. He also said that you can do a lot of stuff out of a spread offense even if your OL can't run block well or you don't have a great back, because he said you can use the short passes like a long hand off for 5-6 yard gains and he said that's what Walsh did. He said that Singletary might be fighting the spread but you can chew the clock out of it like that, or you can run better out of it because the whole D is spread out. He said he doesn't blame Smith because he's had to learn 5 different systems, and he said that would be hard for most veteran QBs let alone a young QB. He said it's up to the defense to stop other teams because we're a young offense basically.
He also said that when he saw Lott and the other young secondaries in 81, he could tell the d was going to be that much better. He said it was because they were more athletic and more aggressive than other guys, and he could see the talent.
There's a bunch of topics about this stuff, but they're all spread out and he's a former 49ers and this is what he thinks so...