Originally posted by pigskin:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by pigskin:
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by TheCatch:
But we don't have either Dwight Clark OR Freddie Solomon right now...and anyone that thinks Chilo Rachal is John Ayers is just as bad off as the guy that thinks Anthony Davis is Keith Fahnhorst.
Originally posted by Pick6:
wow this thing is still going...
We REALLY need a QB.
Big understatement. Take a look a Greenbay right now. They are at the point we were in 81. New up and coming star quarterback, with a young team with playmakers, and a coach that knows how to win. Look familiar? We need to get our hands on the next Joe Montana, Aaron Rodgers,Tom Brady etc. to compete for the championship, and I'm sure Harbaugh knows it. He's looking for a stand in right now, because this top five quarterback is nowhere to be found at this time.
How did Clark and Solomon do before Montana played?
Actually, Freddie had pretty much the same game in Miami before coming to the 9ers. His best years were with the 9ers in 79 and 81. 1979 was before Montana became a starter. As far as Dwight Clark is concerned he came to the 9ers with Montana in 1979, so they grew up together as football players.
Edit: In 1979 DeBerg was Solomon's QB and in Miami he had a guy named Griese.
My point still stands. Why make Clark and Solomon into something special when they would not be without Montana?
Freddie was just OK and at in his last legs. I would say he had Montana, and not the other way around.
Clark was a slow footed possession receiver. Crab is a rocket compared to him. I am not saying he was not a good one, but again, Walsh and Montana were the main reason he did what he did. Look at how much better the next group of WRs did once he was done. John Taylor may be a better receiver, but got overshadowed by the great Jerry Rice.
VD, Crab and Morgan are a much better group than Clark and Solomon to me. Just gimme Walsh 2 and Montana 2!
Oh my gosh! Where to start! VD, Crab, and Morgan better than Clark, Solomon and Charle Young? Don't think so! Solomon had virtually the same game with Miami through the eight years with the 9ers. Clark was a very crafty reciever who found the open spot and was totally in tune with the QB. Why was he totally in tune? Because he worked at it. Something Crabtree needs to learn. Be one with your QB...whoever he is. Charle Young was a very, very fine TE. He was a better receiver than VD and had a good all around game. They also had Eason Ramson playing both TE and RB who compares pretty well with Walker.
It's easy to belittle a guy with limited natural ability like Clark, but he was extremely intelligent when it came to playing the game. He came back to the ball better than any receiver I have seen. He recognized the D, when the QB was in trouble and adjusted accordingly. That takes as much skill and is more important than a 40 time.
Solomon drove me crazy because he did not come back to the ball or continue routes when the play went to heck. I saw him stop on a go route once when Montana scrambled and he just stood next to the DB on the sidelines watching. Walsh must have been going nuts!
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Feb 11, 2011 at 15:12:53 ]