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

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.

Agree, great job
Very nice job on the breakdown very accurate! Tho i tend to disagree on gore! Dont think he lost a step! If so that man still dangerous
Originally posted by TX9R:
I stopped recording the game at halftime and deleted it.

Didn't record, lol.
Just watched it again . . . 12 plays changed the feel of the game and maybe the direction of the season

Starting at the 9:30 mark in the 3rd quarter after Philly's went up 23-3 . . .

#1: Smith complete to Walker - 4 Yards / Bland beginning
#2: Smith complete to Hunter - 45 Yards / Smith gets flushed to his right and improvises hitting Hunter who was split right in an empty backfield formation
#3: Hunter dive right - 2 Yards
#4: Smith complete to Morgan - 30 Yards / TOUCHDOWN !! - Nice slant in against Samuel / Good pass & nice RAC

Kick-off

#5: Vick scrambles - 7 Yards
#6: Vick to Celek - Incomplete
#7: Vick scrambles - 1 Yard / Great reaction and great tackle by Bowman. One of the most important plays of the day IMO. / Philly Punts

#8: Smith to Crabtree - 32 Yards / Sweet stutter & go burns Nnamdi for a big gain.
#9: Hunter toss sweep right - 12 Yards / Nice downhill run from Hunter.
#10: Smith to Miller - 15 Yards / Nice pass and catch in the flat. Miller still carries the ball like a defensive lineman.
#11: Gore lead right - 2 Yards
#12: Smith to Davis - 9 Yards / TOUCHDOWN !! - It was like stealing.

2:58 left in the 3rd.

After that the home crowd started getting restless and it was game on. I could watch this sequence 100 times and not get tired of it.
[ Edited by SonocoNinerFan on Oct 3, 2011 at 11:30 PM ]
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.


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.

I tend to agree with all the points. And even the Alex haters have to admit it but they never will.
Keep em coming. I just ignorantly yell and scream at the TV during the games, so I rely on reports like this to form my opinions about our players.
Originally posted by TX9R:
I stopped recording the game at halftime and deleted it.

That is so sad
Originally posted by sonofquan:
Originally posted by TX9R:
I stopped recording the game at halftime and deleted it.

That is so sad



LOL. Alex don't check down anymore at key moments. He's got Harbaugh now. No more delete...
I watched the game twice in a row after the game since I finally bought a new flat screen . I lost my sh** screaming "GET HIM" for 3.5 Quarters to the point that I thought I was playing Madden! McDonald is a force, but I love what Tomsula did; adjusting the 4-man rush to go at different speeds to collapse the pocket on Vick. Aldon had a HUGE impact in disrupting the pass while the line had penetration in the clutch. Why doesn't Harbaugh open up the Playbook unless we're down late in the game? I get it, it's hard to trust Alex but this guy has been reborn... Let it fly Coach!!! I give the game ball to Mini Jim for those adjustments!
[ Edited by DieHardNiner82 on Oct 4, 2011 at 1:37 AM ]
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:


LOL. Alex don't check down anymore at key moments. He's got Harbaugh now. No more delete...
Alex is "ballin!"- Frank Gore. SD, did you have a Bryant Young Jersey back in '06?
[ Edited by DieHardNiner82 on Oct 4, 2011 at 1:48 AM ]
Originally posted by DieHardNiner82:
I watched the game twice in a row after the game since I finally bought a new flat screen . I lost my sh** screaming "GET HIM" for 3.5 Quarters to the point that I thought I was playing Madden! McDonald is a force, but I love what Tomsula did; adjusting the 4-man rush to go at different speeds to collapse the pocket on Vick. Aldon had a HUGE impact in disrupting the pass while the line had penetration in the clutch. Why doesn't Harbaugh open up the Playbook unless we're down late in the game? I get it, it's hard to trust Alex but this guy has been reborn... Let it fly Coach!!! I give the game ball to Mini Jim for those adjustments!

Harbaugh isn't gonna "let it fly" or "open up the playbook" according to smith's comfort level. he likes a balanced attatck or more conservative approach.
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
Originally posted by DieHardNiner82:
I watched the game twice in a row after the game since I finally bought a new flat screen . I lost my sh** screaming "GET HIM" for 3.5 Quarters to the point that I thought I was playing Madden! McDonald is a force, but I love what Tomsula did; adjusting the 4-man rush to go at different speeds to collapse the pocket on Vick. Aldon had a HUGE impact in disrupting the pass while the line had penetration in the clutch. Why doesn't Harbaugh open up the Playbook unless we're down late in the game? I get it, it's hard to trust Alex but this guy has been reborn... Let it fly Coach!!! I give the game ball to Mini Jim for those adjustments!

Harbaugh isn't gonna "let it fly" or "open up the playbook" according to smith's comfort level. he likes a balanced attatck or more conservative approach.
Just like the HOU and NO games last year he brought us back late when we had nothing to lose when they "opened up the Playbook." The short off-season aside, it's obvious that Alex can play when he doesn't over think the situation.
Originally posted by DieHardNiner82:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:


LOL. Alex don't check down anymore at key moments. He's got Harbaugh now. No more delete...
Alex is "ballin!"- Frank Gore. SD, did you have a Bryant Young Jersey back in '06?

No. I've never had a BY jersey. Why? He was good though btw.
Originally posted by NinerG94:
Gore has NOT lost a step. I dont get where you people are getting this from. Its clear that he's uncertain of where to go at times. He looks indecisive, not slow. This is a new blocking scheme people and going form man to zone is VERY difficult. Anyone who has actually played on the offensive side of the ball knows this.

Very difficut, and if you haven't noticed our line has been struggling. The more this line gels with one another, and the more our QB and receivers get comfortable with the offense, you will see the Gore we know and love! Sooner or later the line will gel and you saw on Sunday what Gore does when there is an actual hole to run through. And that was with an ankle sprain. If Gore was healthy and they ran the ball more he would have easily rushed for 2 hundy in that game. Easily!

I think Gore does look a little slower to me this year, and a little unsure where the holes were opening up. We have an awesome stable of backs in my opinion, and our next opponent looks like they might be vulnerable to a good running attack. Gore is still young and might be slower due to that ankle, he looked plenty quick in the games earlier this year, but the line hasn't been opening holes up like Sunday. I think Gore will be fine, if he did what he did Sunday with a bad ankle, he will be fine once it heals. Great job on the analysis Marvin.
[ Edited by Memphis9er on Oct 4, 2011 at 3:16 AM ]
Originally posted by DieHardNiner82:
I lost my sh** screaming "GET HIM" for 3.5 Quarters

Hahaha... Tell ya what... this was the first game all year that I actually roared at the TV "Get that Mutha+++++++" as loud as possible while watching our pass rush. I mean, it was primal and scared my dogs a bit.

Vick is such a freakish, frustrating POS to watch.