Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
^^ dunno why so many poeple are down on our DB
carlos rogers is very close to a shutdown CB
whitner is agreat cover SS
terrel brown ha slapses in coverage but is a playmaker and will get a couple of int
spencer is a very solid #2 CB
culliver ay be an up and coming CB and also is a playmaker and with his size he can be a great cover corner
if spencer is healthy rogers and spencer will both do a great job in shutting down the pass especially with our improved pass rush
New to team: Rogers, Whitner, Culliver. I can't give them credit for being upgrades until at least one game is in the books
Also, only Rogers is considered a very good DB and he drops everything he touches. Can the backfield be good? I really hope so, and I agree that an improved pass rush will help. Scheme will help and I think Fangio brought in guys who fit his plans, which is also good.
But comparing the athleticism of the DBs to the LBs doesn't lead one to being overly optimistic.
Agree with SonocoNinerFan regarding chemistry. The line may be very good by midseason but it could also just not jell at all and may need to be reworked next offseason.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Sep 3, 2011 at 8:58 AM ]