Originally posted by FreddyG:
Originally posted by Youngb:
I don't think it's necessary for the 49ers to get a shut down corner this year. Who was the shut down corner for the Packers? Yes they had C. Woodson, but he played more often in the nickel position. Their corners were a mix between veterans and signed rookie FA's. I read somewhere, "You can throw away from a top notch corner, but you can't stop a commanding pass rush." I believe our new system on defense will make as big a difference, if not bigger, than implementing the WCO this year.
I do believe our corners do need work. I would personally want to see Clements kept and moved to the nickel and then have Jonathan Joseph and Spencer as our CB's. Nnamdi would be nice, but the price tag will be too much.
And yes, this year I am as excited as I ever have. I think we'll get off to a slow start for the first few games but at the end of the year we're going to make a strong push. It will be interesting to watch.
That's what worries me the most. I don't want us to be outta the playoffs come week 10.
I know, but logically it's a possibility new schemes offensively and defensively. I'll be praying they start 5-0 though
Basically it comes down to how effectively the team can execute the few plays that they learn. My guess is that 50 percent (at best) of the offensive playbook will be used in week 1. That will seriously limit what they can do. I know Roman will be up in the booth a few times and think, "crap, wish we could run this."
The defense I think will make an easier transition. Not based on anything, just opinion. Most of the guys have been playing together for a while and have had success in the past.