Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:Originally posted by tohara3:Originally posted by jimbagg:
The answer lies in Fangio's style of play and schemes.
Look what Geen Bay did with unknowns Sam Shields and Travian Williams.
If Fangio wants guys who can cover, man-for-man, for x seconds, with specific, tight safety help, Donatel will coach them up to do it.
If Fangio wants a maniac outside blitzer from the CB position, Donatel will coach-up the right guy to do it.
If Fangio wants a stud run stuffer on one side, Donatel will coach-up the right guy to do it.
What Fangio and Donatel cannot do, is manufacture a true shutdown CB, and there are no more such CB's to be had in FA. The coaching course is now set. Look for more of a 4-man orchestrated dance among the 4 DB's on the field, rather than one-on-one responsibilities. It will be on Fangio to out-manuever those Offensive Coordinators, who are trying to creat one-on-one isolation plays. Maybe the club gets its Patrick Peterson in Next year's draft, to create more defensive flexibility.
Agree and nice post
I got to admit Jim, reading that got me a little excited. You should work for the Niner's PR department.
They also had Charles Woodson on the field. In my opinion he is one of those players, like a polmalu, that make the players around him better. Without woodson there would be a drop off.