He has not looked the same as he has in past seasons, not sure if its a latent injury issue or what, but he clearly has been off so far this season. In previous years he was always a much better run blocker than pass blocker but this season he's struggled in both areas. As a pass-blocker in particular he's been having a very difficult time, now obviously the 49ers have had a hard schedule up to now but Staley and Boone are performing well, Davis has been up and down but is mostly doing well and Goodwin..well, he'll be gone after the season anyways.
Iupati's PFF ratings after 6 games since 2010
He had a horrendous game against Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game and that seems to have carried over into this season, his only real effective performance has been against the Rams this season with especially bad outings against Seattle and Arizona.
So I'm wondering if this is an injury or some other issues that are causing his performance to suffer. A lot of the free agent scenario's have come down to either Iupati or Crabtree being re-signed and with his performance early on this season, he's making it seem like an easier decision.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Oct 14, 2013 at 6:29 PM ]