Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
why joe staley he was very good against the saints he doesnt hold and doesnt get beat often
baas ( saying he shud start instead of heittman is )
walker he is a YAC machone with good hands only problem is fumbling but he is hands down the best #2 TE in the nfl
It's b/c he can't run block worth a lick. all the good runs are to the right side of the line. not to mention he got beat a lot vs the Seahawks. he's a good OT just not pro bowl level.
eh, I am going to disagree with you on Staley's ability to run block.
I don't think we have seen enough of him in a decent situation to make that judgement yet. Last year year he was not healthy enough to judge for the entire season. His foot was never fully healthy. Year before that the entire line was saddled with George Warhop, a very sorry excuse for an OL coach. In addition, he was playing next to a revolving door of LGs and never developed the chemistry needed to block well.
Under Solari/Brown, I expect to see a much improved level of play from Joe on running plays. In fact, we saw a good bit of that Monday night.
Staley has excellent footwork and has shown the ability to stay in front of DL if given the chance. Yes, he got beat in Seattle by a speed rusher but that was on another of those plays where the team barely got to the LOS and had to snap the ball. Staley had almost no time to get set and ready to go. Monday night, against a very aggressive and agile DE, he did a great job. Even with a rookie playing beside him (Iupati played well after the first two series) Staley was moving guys off the line and creating space to run.
The guy has talent and if the coaches keep allowing the OL time to get settled and adjust their blocking assignments to defensive alignments, he will show that in the upcoming games.