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Did anyone see the hit that Donte Whitner put on Henderson after T.Brown intercepted the football? Savage!!!
Originally posted by NCommand:
OK fans, lets talk defense. I've got a couple concerns for this upcoming Giants game...which is going to be a old-school Giants @ Niner's-type game. Will Montana/Rice/LT be in attendance?

Needless to say we've been giving up HUGE yards in the passing game over the past month+ now; of corse part of that is b/c teams don't even bother to run on us anymore. Teams have been scoring more in the RZ as well and have added a few rushing TD's.

One thing I have noted ALL year and it showed up again against the Saints...rewatch the game...when our LB/S's and CB's come up to the LOS and play physical, aggressive bump/shove guys, we are VERY effective. When receivers (RB/WR/TE's) are allowed to come off the LOS clean, we get destroyed esp. with RAC. The pressure is getting there even with four guys (A.Smith - 15 sacks, J.Smith - 8.5 sacks, A.Brooks - 8 and off the charts in TFL and pressures/QB hits). You wonder why we have had so many missed tackles? It's b/c our safeties are playing 30 yards deep and the receivers are allowed to come free off the LOS and Goldson/Whitner are late running towards the receiver and are juked with RAC.

Another thing I have noticed about our matchups...essentially Colston is their best (only) WR and with only 3/4 rushers, why was he not double-covered all game? Why was Willis covering Graham all game and not Goldson? Why wasn't Willis matched up on Sproles all game. Fangio seems so focused on exotic "coverage schemes" that he isn't, IMHO, playing to our strengths.

The thing that worries me about the Giants is the size of their receivers and size of our DB's. If you watched Brees, almost all of his passes were very high where only his guys could get the ball (and they did).

Giants/Niner games have ALWAYS been VERY physical games. This should be no different but Fangio can't sit back this game and give easy catches playing deep all game and allow free releases. With the rain and wet field and not a ton of speed (but lots of size), he needs to play our secondary tight and physical up and the LOS and get to Eli like we did earlier in the year with 3/4 guys and bring some exotic blitzes right up Baas' ass an get in Eli's face! He will make mistakes. But he'll also make some unbelievably accurate passes. Go Niners!

You do realize that keeping the safety's back was part of the game plan right? It kept brees from hitting his trgets quickly. They were able to force the Oline work even harder to protect Drew. I saw a couple times where Drew was going threw his complete progression 2x and still not find an open man. Everyone is talking the front 4 of NY. but ours is way better.
Nap time

I dislike the Bowman cuz he has soft the tackle! He is making me to bored!! ... Donte Whitner is very well but he did hit hard that knock to thomas!! Well good job!
Originally posted by canadian49erfan:
Nap time


Originally posted by jreff22:


The goats with black fur seem to be immune to Jedi mind tricks.
Originally posted by canadian49erfan:
Nap time


My woman "I think he recovered it"

me "a dead person can't recover a ball"
^LOL
Originally posted by SF4EVA:
You do realize that keeping the safety's back was part of the game plan right? It kept brees from hitting his trgets quickly. They were able to force the Oline work even harder to protect Drew. I saw a couple times where Drew was going threw his complete progression 2x and still not find an open man. Everyone is talking the front 4 of NY. but ours is way better.

No issues with the safeties playing deep BUT they were playing TOO deep and late getting to the play...Graham/Sproles 1on1 in the open field is a huge mismatch for any team. We had Willis on not 1 but 2 Graham TD's; he should have been matched on Sproles the whole game and Goldson should have been on Graham with Whitner doubling Colston. Scheme these three points and this is a blowout.
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Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Did anyone see the hit that Donte Whitner put on Henderson after T.Brown intercepted the football? Savage!!!

Yeah he was Playing like a mad men.
''If you put our film on all year long, you'll see wide receivers getting hit, you'll see running backs getting hit, you'll see guys leaving the game early,'' Whitner said. ''We don't pride ourselves on hurting anybody, but it's just being physical. If you be physical with guys, sometimes they're not going to make it 60 minutes in a football game. We pride ourselves on being the most physical team on the football field. That's what Pittsburgh's been doing for so long, that's what Baltimore's been doing for so long.''Now it's our turn.''

Wow, I love what Donte Whitner said that!! Awesome!! I love it because i like it..
http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/09000d5d8261ec09/Sound-FX-Saints-vs-49ers

Awesome video all around but I love it at 1:20 after Goldson's pic where they are all yelling

"who's the best in the league?"

"WE'RE THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE!!!!"

Too bad Whitner went for the pic to seal the game and was way late on the Graham TD.