the LB will be good as usual, but we wont have double digit sack guys. we spread out the pass rush too much to have 1 or 2 guys get tons. we were top 5 in the NFL last year in sacks, and nobody had more than 6 sacks.
the OL was awful last year. horrible. arguably the worst in the NFL. adding 2 rookies who have potential will not help all that much this season. what WILL help is Solari bringing a new strategy to the table, and staying healthy. i still dont see the OL going from "worst to first" in essence. itll be a process.
and the DB's were pretty bad last year also. the pass rush helped to keep them from getting exposed, but we have possibly the worst group of cover S in the NFL. Clements is almost done, and Brown is still young. its mainly Shawntae Spencer, who is a very good veteran CB, and not much else. imo we shouldve prioritized DB more in the draft. Mays was more of a luxury pick for a team who already had a good defensive backfield and can afford the high risk/reward.
Originally posted by VaRaven69: I got mad faith in the nastiness of the O-line...
I know the hazing that goes on here at the zone and though this is my first post Ive been readinf and on here for years, literally.
I love what has gone on with the line in the last few months. The addition of Solari and Brown is going to make a big difference. Everything I read about Solari gets me excited. I think Iuputi and Davis are going to blossom under his tutelage. I keep thinking about what Marrucci said on draft day: a year from now the Niners could have the best O line in football. I would settle for one of the best. Good things ahead. Keep up the "mad faith." What is the point of being a fan otherwise?
Originally posted by IowaNiner16: So I take it no ones got faith in Clements bouncing back, Spencer stepping up his game, or Goldson becoming a star?
It's not that, I play o-line semi-pro ball myself and the new line coach we got last thursday has given us a boost. I could only imagine what it does for world class athletes with 2 future mauling starters.
i think the line will be legit but i expect our DBs to light people up. nasty nate, spencer, goldson, m. lewis, mays and a few other guys like to lay people out and if theyre all healthy we should have a killer DB field
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