Originally posted by ace49ers:
Originally posted by bigmike55:
Jamie Winborn was fast too.
I was thinking the same thing. Pretty damn fast at that position.
Winborn was fast, but undisciplined, not a quick study and not overly instinctive. Bowman is fast, disciplined, instinctive and according to his DC, a very quick study.
Rookies make mistakes. It takes them a while to make adjustments. They typically have a steep learning curve. In fact, 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky said in his previous decade of coaching, he's only come across one rookie defender who picked up the nuances and details of the NFL game quickly. That was linebacker Antonio Pierce, who entered the league with the Redskins in 2001.
"Some individuals - you can tell them one time and, boom, they can correct themselves the very next play," Manusky said today. "And then they develop and keep on building off of that."
Now Manusky can add two more names to that list. "Taylor Mays and NaVorro Bowman are two individuals that we got that are on that route where you can tell them and they can fix their problems, which is great for a coach," Manusky said today. "We love those player."
That's a far cry from Winborn.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Sep 1, 2010 at 10:50 AM ]