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Preseason week 1: The Good; The Ugly; The Same Old from Last Year

Originally posted by oldman9er:
Your other priorities are fine, but where's the OL interest? You have to be horrified by this aspect, no?
Yeah, they were horrible. For now I will rationalize it by saying that we lack practice, they blitzed too much and Jonathan Goodwin wasn't there except for a few plays. The Saints may be further ahead than any other NFL team at this stage. I expect improvement next week. In fact, next week one of my priorities will be to assess what the coaches have done to correct this.
Brooks looks ready to start....Aldon Smith looks good....Kaepernick looks like a rookie....I like seeing a big target in Braylon Edwards on the field....O-line needs a bit of tuning, maybe they havent seen blitzing like that yet, now they have and have fim on it, shouldnt be a problem, get Chilo on the bench and Im not worried about our line....Dobbs, Tukuafu, and Grant all look like they are gonna get some playing time this year....Gore looks healthy and ready to go....didnt like the snaps under center and out of the shotgun, needs work, the snaps were low, high, to the side, just all over the place, both QB's had trouble handling the snaps....1st team D looks like last year....BEASTLY....with an improved pass defense, but Patrick" Muthafu**ing" Willis For President.......lets face it we want to lose atleast one pre-season game considering what happend last year......
[ Edited by 80849er4life on Aug 13, 2011 at 11:50 AM ]
Flat out chicken $hit??



But preseason it is, so not hitting the panic button.


Have to mention though that the o-line did a great job





of allowing NO's DL to punish our QB's
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by dj43:
We agree on all but #1. Go back and look at the play. Your filter is on so tight you are not seeing what actually happened. Will Smith has shoved everything back in Alex' face and he has to throw off his back foot. If you can't see that then I have nothing further for you.

Not at all demanding that you believe me, but I am watching the play right now again. The OLB (Shanle) rushes but gets blocked pretty well by Gore. There's not a lot of room in between them and Alex, but there's enough to not alter the throw. The pass just didn't have enough on it and kinda dies at VD's ankles... could have been a little more out in front as well. Nothing to rip a QB over... but just not a well thrown ball.... it happens to all QBs.

I just rewatched the play as well. ALex appeared to have room, a throwing lane and no hands up right in front of him. I really dont understand what you are seeing differently dj43. ALex's mechanics were horrible and he made a poor throw, but neither of those things were caused by direct pressure.

And oldman, I agree its something that just happens to pretty much all QBs at times. I just feel it happens with ALex a lot more than it happens with others. That play alone just kind of epitomizes his 6 year career (inaccurate throw, throwing without solid base, uncomfortable feeling with a little pressure, etc). He just does not do certain things well.
Originally posted by Travisty13:
I know and that guy on the other team..... what was his name.......oh yeah....Drew Brees or whatever he was only 1/4 for 6 yards from an 11 YEAR VETERAN! Poor Saints are going to have a rough year with that guy as their qb......

Yeah, you
Originally posted by Travisty13:
Originally posted by PatrickWillisHOF:
Alex Smith went 2 for 7, for 10 yards. I was expecting more from a 7 YEAR VETERAN!

I know and that guy on the other team..... what was his name.......oh yeah....Drew Brees or whatever he was only 1/4 for 6 yards from an 11 YEAR VETERAN! Poor Saints are going to have a rough year with that guy as their qb......


Yeah you're right. No need to worry...........if Brees stunk it up as well, then there's no doubt that Alex can and will be the perennial probowler we thought he would be back in 2005....

Gotta love the Smith apologists.....
Really liked Aldon Smith and Chris Culliver last night. Can't wait to see the replay tonight
Phillip Adams to. the Db's looked good.
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was that blind side sack of Alex a low-blow in the pre-season? Not that I care if we lose Alex for the season, but that was the kind of hit that can cause serious neck/back injury, and I thought coaches generally have an agreement to play it a bit easy on QB's when knocking them down in the pre-season, in order to avoid injury. I'm sure I've read that before. I was surprised that Harbaugh didn't lose it when Smith got blind sided like that.
Originally posted by mfe8092:
Originally posted by Travisty13:
I know and that guy on the other team..... what was his name.......oh yeah....Drew Brees or whatever he was only 1/4 for 6 yards from an 11 YEAR VETERAN! Poor Saints are going to have a rough year with that guy as their qb......

Yeah, you
Originally posted by Travisty13:
Originally posted by PatrickWillisHOF:
Alex Smith went 2 for 7, for 10 yards. I was expecting more from a 7 YEAR VETERAN!

I know and that guy on the other team..... what was his name.......oh yeah....Drew Brees or whatever he was only 1/4 for 6 yards from an 11 YEAR VETERAN! Poor Saints are going to have a rough year with that guy as their qb......


Yeah you're right. No need to worry...........if Brees stunk it up as well, then there's no doubt that Alex can and will be the perennial probowler we thought he would be back in 2005....

Gotta love the Smith apologists.....


Smith bashers tend to make up apologies and then attribute them to supporters. Easy way to win an argument. Brees playing poorly is pointed out to give you perspective on realistic expectations. Now, if you don't want to be objective you can always bash first, second and always.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Aug 13, 2011 at 5:29 PM ]
Originally posted by Shaj:
was that blind side sack of Alex a low-blow in the pre-season? Not that I care if we lose Alex for the season, but that was the kind of hit that can cause serious neck/back injury, and I thought coaches generally have an agreement to play it a bit easy on QB's when knocking them down in the pre-season, in order to avoid injury. I'm sure I've read that before. I was surprised that Harbaugh didn't lose it when Smith got blind sided like that.

This they could have pulled up a little on the hit, or went mainly for the strip. Instead they went for the K.O.
on the punt return for td there was a @29 for niners chasing at half speed---i think it was Culliver----he needs to be called on that
David Akers and Andy Lee. Excellent. Except for Lee's ole' tackle attempt.
Originally posted by Shaj:
was that blind side sack of Alex a low-blow in the pre-season? Not that I care if we lose Alex for the season, but that was the kind of hit that can cause serious neck/back injury, and I thought coaches generally have an agreement to play it a bit easy on QB's when knocking them down in the pre-season, in order to avoid injury. I'm sure I've read that before. I was surprised that Harbaugh didn't lose it when Smith got blind sided like that.

s**tty move IMO
Originally posted by LeftBankeNiner:
David Akers and Andy Lee. Excellent. Except for Lee's ole' tackle attempt.

Yea saw that.....I think I was the only one screaming at the TV saying....NO LEE DONT GET HURT WE NEED YOU!!!!!lol
i think culliver is the real deal