Originally posted by Super5:
Hopefully that'll change when the Niners have 2 big hitters playing safety(Goldson/Mays)
No doubt, I'm sure it will eventually. With as long as guys such as Manny, Willis, Spikes, Lewis, etc. have been in this defense, this year they should continue to emphasis turnovers and esp. work on coverage in the middle of the field, stopping screen passes, RB's out in the flat, soft zones, etc. This is a MAJOR weakness on our team. Bly was the ONLY player I saw that could defend a pass on 3rd downs. No-name WR's and TE's had a field day against us in the middle of the field. If we can work on a better pass rush from all four LB's (esp. the OLB's), blitz with Mays, play better at both CB positions, work on short yardage, etc. this defense will finally be able to get itself off the field and give the ball back to the offense. We've got the talent, that's for sure!