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Week 4: Thoughts after re-watching the game....

OK, this one was the most fun to re-watch. ;-)

1) I know he was hurt, but I still think Frank has lost a step. Thats not to say he's not still a great player, he's just not a quick as he used to be. He had a GREAT game yesterday, but he had HUGE gaping holes to run through. Again, don't take this wrong, he's still a fantastic player, but he IS getting older and its starting to show.

2) This ties into #1...Kendall Hunter is legit. I think we can expect a steady diet of both Hunter and Gore as the season goes on. What this really reminds me of is Jacksonville. When Fred Taylor started showing some wear, MJD was the young RB who was splitting those carries. Fred was still a really good back, but his injury history made bringing in MJD for several carries a game a prudent move. I really think thats the way this thing is gonna go...assuming both stay healthy.

3) Navorro Bowman. Pro Bowl. Book it. He is playing better that WIllis right now. No joke.

4) Michael Crabtree just looks different this year. I dunno if he's lost weight or what, but he just seems more lanky and a tad bit quicker. I can't put my finger on it. He's one to watch moving forward.

5) Aldon Smith. Woah. I said last week that he was getting neutralized too easily....not so this week. LOL!! He had 1.5 Sacks, but if it wasn't Mike Vick he is chasing he'd have 3.5 and he had ANOTHER one on a play that Brooks jumped offsides. This could be a product of poor Eagles line play, but give the rook credit...he looked really good.

6) McDonald is still playing VERY well.

7) Justin Smith. Wow. Talk about hustle. GREAT play. No DE is supposed to catch Jeremy Maclin from behind.

8) O-Line. Had a much better day, but not sure how much is them and how much is the Eagles D. Davis struggled again, but that was no slouch he was facing. That line split is also rediculous. Davis is actually SUPER fast to get out of his stance (faster than any Niner lineman), so its not a case of him getting beat by speed. Its the Angle of where Babin is coming from...and in addition Babin just being pretty damn good. Davis did struggle, no doubt, but I really still think he's gonna be a good one. His feet are just SOOO fast for a man his size.

9) Bruce Miller. Limited sample size, but I like this guy more and more every week. He still doesn't hold the ball right (LOL...if you look at his 4th quarter reception, he isn't holding the point of the ball). He just isn't familiar with it yet. When you realize that he didn't play the position before August, its pretty impressive. Other than the way he held the ball, he looks VERY athletic or a FB and could be that outlet reciever the way Rathman was in the glory days.

10) Alex. I couldn't do this without mentioning Alex. QBs have recievers drop passes in every game, but what I find the most amusing is when I hear peeps say he had a bad first half and a great second half. What they don't realize is that there were 3 or 4 DROPS that could have been first downs. One by Hunter sticks out in particular that would have been AT LEAST a first down. if Hunter catches it and beats the LB, it could have been ALOT more.

My point is that Alex had a great game from top to bottom. Yes, he did fumble, but I can't really pin that on him since the guy came completely unblocked and its only his second turnover in 4 games.

Alex could come in and stink it up next week, but even the Alex haters have to give him his due this week. He played well.


EDIT: FORGOT ONE!!!

11) Carlos Rogers. So far, this team has had some issues in the secondary....but Carlos Rogers is NOT one of the problems. He has been better than advertised. I think he may get extended during the season.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Oct 3, 2011 at 9:54 AM ]
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Originally posted by Marvin49:
OK, this one was the most fun to re-watch. ;-)

1) I know he was hurt, but I still think Frank has lost a step. Thats not to say he's not still a great player, he's just not a quick as he used to be. He had a GREAT game yesterday, but he had HUGE gaping holes to run through. Again, don't take this wrong, he's still a fantastic player, but he IS getting older and its starting to show.

2) This ties into #1...Kendall Hunter is legit. I think we can expect a steady diet of both Hunter and Gore as the season goes on. What this really reminds me of is Jacksonville. When Fred Taylor started showing some wear, MJD was the young RB who was splitting those carries. Fred was still a really good back, but his injury history made bringing in MJD for several carries a game a prudent move. I really think thats the way this thing is gonna go...assuming both stay healthy.

3) Navorro Bowman. Pro Bowl. Book it. He is playing better that WIllis right now. No joke.

4) Michael Crabtree just looks different this year. I dunno if he's lost weight or what, but he just seems more lanky and a tad bit quicker. I can't put my finger on it. He's one to watch moving forward.

5) Aldon Smith. Woah. I said last week that he was getting neutralized too easily....not so this week. LOL!! He had 1.5 Sacks, but if it wasn't Mike Vick he is chasing he'd have 3.5 and he had ANOTHER one on a play that Brooks jumped offsides. This could be a product of poor Eagles line play, but give the rook credit...he looked really good.

6) McDonald is still playing VERY well.

7) Justin Smith. Wow. Talk about hustle. GREAT play. No DE is supposed to catch Jeremy Maclin from behind.

8) O-Line. Had a much better day, but not sure how much is them and how much is the Eagles D. Davis struggled again, but that was no slouch he was facing. That line split is also rediculous. Davis is actually SUPER fast to get out of his stance (faster than any Niner lineman), so its not a case of him getting beat by speed. Its the Angle of where Babin is coming from...and in addition Babin just being pretty damn good. Davis did struggle, no doubt, but I really still think he's gonna be a good one. His feet are just SOOO fast for a man his size.

9) Bruce Miller. Limited sample size, but I like this guy more and more every week. He still doesn't hold the ball right (LOL...if you look at his 4th quarter reception, he isn't holding the point of the ball). He just isn't familiar with it yet. When you realize that he didn't play the position before August, its pretty impressive. Other than the way he held the ball, he looks VERY athletic or a FB and could be that outlet reciever the way Rathman was in the glory days.

10) Alex. I couldn't do this without mentioning Alex. QBs have recievers drop passes in every game, but what I find the most amusing is when I hear peeps say he had a bad first half and a great second half. What they don't realize is that there were 3 or 4 DROPS that could have been first downs. One by Hunter sticks out in particular that would have been AT LEAST a first down. if Hunter catches it and beats the LB, it could have been ALOT more.

My point is that Alex had a great game from top to bottom. Yes, he did fumble, but I can't really pin that on him since the guy came completely unblocked and its only his second turnover in 4 games.

Alex could come in and stink it up next week, but even the Alex haters have to give him his due this week. He played well.

I like rewatching the games as well. You miss a lot when you're screaming and yelling. I was sick to my stomach after the first half.
Originally posted by Nuns:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
OK, this one was the most fun to re-watch. ;-)

1) I know he was hurt, but I still think Frank has lost a step. Thats not to say he's not still a great player, he's just not a quick as he used to be. He had a GREAT game yesterday, but he had HUGE gaping holes to run through. Again, don't take this wrong, he's still a fantastic player, but he IS getting older and its starting to show.

2) This ties into #1...Kendall Hunter is legit. I think we can expect a steady diet of both Hunter and Gore as the season goes on. What this really reminds me of is Jacksonville. When Fred Taylor started showing some wear, MJD was the young RB who was splitting those carries. Fred was still a really good back, but his injury history made bringing in MJD for several carries a game a prudent move. I really think thats the way this thing is gonna go...assuming both stay healthy.

3) Navorro Bowman. Pro Bowl. Book it. He is playing better that WIllis right now. No joke.

4) Michael Crabtree just looks different this year. I dunno if he's lost weight or what, but he just seems more lanky and a tad bit quicker. I can't put my finger on it. He's one to watch moving forward.

5) Aldon Smith. Woah. I said last week that he was getting neutralized too easily....not so this week. LOL!! He had 1.5 Sacks, but if it wasn't Mike Vick he is chasing he'd have 3.5 and he had ANOTHER one on a play that Brooks jumped offsides. This could be a product of poor Eagles line play, but give the rook credit...he looked really good.

6) McDonald is still playing VERY well.

7) Justin Smith. Wow. Talk about hustle. GREAT play. No DE is supposed to catch Jeremy Maclin from behind.

8) O-Line. Had a much better day, but not sure how much is them and how much is the Eagles D. Davis struggled again, but that was no slouch he was facing. That line split is also rediculous. Davis is actually SUPER fast to get out of his stance (faster than any Niner lineman), so its not a case of him getting beat by speed. Its the Angle of where Babin is coming from...and in addition Babin just being pretty damn good. Davis did struggle, no doubt, but I really still think he's gonna be a good one. His feet are just SOOO fast for a man his size.

9) Bruce Miller. Limited sample size, but I like this guy more and more every week. He still doesn't hold the ball right (LOL...if you look at his 4th quarter reception, he isn't holding the point of the ball). He just isn't familiar with it yet. When you realize that he didn't play the position before August, its pretty impressive. Other than the way he held the ball, he looks VERY athletic or a FB and could be that outlet reciever the way Rathman was in the glory days.

10) Alex. I couldn't do this without mentioning Alex. QBs have recievers drop passes in every game, but what I find the most amusing is when I hear peeps say he had a bad first half and a great second half. What they don't realize is that there were 3 or 4 DROPS that could have been first downs. One by Hunter sticks out in particular that would have been AT LEAST a first down. if Hunter catches it and beats the LB, it could have been ALOT more.

My point is that Alex had a great game from top to bottom. Yes, he did fumble, but I can't really pin that on him since the guy came completely unblocked and its only his second turnover in 4 games.

Alex could come in and stink it up next week, but even the Alex haters have to give him his due this week. He played well.

I like rewatching the games as well. You miss a lot when you're screaming and yelling. I was sick to my stomach after the first half.

Ya, once you already know the results, you can be more objective.
Winning makes my whole week better! Nothing like starting the week on the positive of NFC West division leaders by 2 games!!
Great job as always, Marvin49.

You are 4 for 4 this year... 100% accuracy for you... Pro Bowl, here ya come.
Originally posted by Lott49ersFan:
Winning makes my whole week better! Nothing like starting the week on the positive of NFC West division leaders by 2 games!!

This I'm f**king jacked today, I'm smiling, and happy. I'm giving all the eagles fans at work a hard time. Life is good in ninerville.

BTW things I noticed.

Hunter is the real deal
Gore looks slow still, but he is still good.
Dixon, I want to see what he has, I hope he gets on the field at some point.

I am so, so glad we have rodgers, there is no way we would have beat the eagles if nate was still here.
The eagles are an example of what no pass rush does to your Db's, they have a monster secondary, but their passrush is lacking and it shows up all over the place. (yes they got to alex a few times but they are weak all across teh board)

Justin smith, baby.
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Great job as always, Marvin49.

You are 4 for 4 this year... 100% accuracy for you... Pro Bowl, here ya come.

Yeah, can't say I disagree with anything this year.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Great job as always, Marvin49.

You are 4 for 4 this year... 100% accuracy for you... Pro Bowl, here ya come.

Yeah, can't say I disagree with anything this year.

I could differ on Gore...instead of losing a step maybe he just needed a fire under that Arse?
I am rewatching the game right now. The bomb to DeSean Jackson was just played and I have to give props to our safety Williams for staying deep and preventing a long touchdown! The Eagles kicked a field go saving us from giving up a TD!

Fangio talked about how the Eagles deep routes across the middle give defenses trouble. Great job recognizing that and making sure our players were in the right position to contain it!

The Niners continue to look more professional and efficient on the field. So stoked!
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I stopped recording the game at halftime and deleted it.
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
Originally posted by Lott49ersFan:
Winning makes my whole week better! Nothing like starting the week on the positive of NFC West division leaders by 2 games!!

This I'm f**king jacked today, I'm smiling, and happy. I'm giving all the eagles fans at work a hard time. Life is good in ninerville.

BTW things I noticed.

Hunter is the real deal
Gore looks slow still, but he is still good.
Dixon, I want to see what he has, I hope he gets on the field at some point.

I am so, so glad we have rodgers, there is no way we would have beat the eagles if nate was still here.
The eagles are an example of what no pass rush does to your Db's, they have a monster secondary, but their passrush is lacking and it shows up all over the place. (yes they got to alex a few times but they are weak all across teh board)

Justin smith, baby.

DOH!!...forgot Rogers. Gonna edit. ;-)
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Oct 3, 2011 at 9:52 AM ]
Originally posted by TX9R:
I stopped recording the game at halftime and deleted it.

shoot we all did mentally
Hunter -- he was one guy away from taking it to the house on that broken play. Gore just doesn't have that second gear and gets caught from behind, but I always love that guy getting tough yards for us.

Good tandem.

The part that's been overlooked is when we needed to get a 1st down to run out the clock, we made all running plays to get 2 first down to sealed it.
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Oct 3, 2011 at 9:54 AM ]
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Great job as always, Marvin49.

You are 4 for 4 this year... 100% accuracy for you... Pro Bowl, here ya come.

Yeah, can't say I disagree with anything this year.

I could differ on Gore...instead of losing a step maybe he just needed a fire under that Arse?

I think we all know, for the most part, that his ankle is hurting him. Even Harbaugh was impressed and surprised he was able to play.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
I could differ on Gore...instead of losing a step maybe he just needed a fire under that Arse?

He did lose a step, but it was one step, not 3 or 4, and he is not done like everyone was saying around here. The fire lit under his ass will burn all season, because hunter is going to push him every week.

Its similar to the fire lit under alex smith.