Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
if you were paying attention it was only for one play that he came out
Mike pulled himself from the game in the third quarter, and our run game improved, he came back and played well in the fourth. I wonder, has he been 100% at all this season. His play is off, I wonder if he has been nicked up all season. I know he missed a few games. It got me thinking, can we live with out him, or Davis?
Thinking of the cap, in non-cap era, I would not really think of toying with the O-line, but he and Davis could be expensive to keep. How would a line of Staley, Loony, Godwin, Kilgore, and Boone preform? I think we might lose some ability in pass pro and power running, but with Kaep's legs, pass pro may not be important, and if Gore retires sooner than later, we can run more stretch, zone, and screen concepts. I think this group while not as talented, and physically intimidating, might be effective.
I thought it was a whole series, I guess I was wrong, if you say so. Still during his 2 game absence, Snyder showed more speed pulling and trapping. I am not saying we dump Upati, I like his play, but this entire season, he has not show the same amazing combinations of size, speed, and power I have come to expect from him. I wonder if his injury has cost him a step, and if so will he be worth top dollar.
Upati and Davis (both amazing players) were brought in under the previous regime, with idea of a power run game, and drop back passing game, once Frank Gore retires, will we still want to run power, or will we look for a speedier slashing style that better suits LMJ, Hunter, and Hampton? Does Latimore run better north south, behind power blocking schemes? I am just looking ahead at the cap, and the style of runner we have been drafting under the new regime, and wondering if we can get by with less talent, and money at tackle.Either way, in Harbaugh I trust!
[ Edited by GolittaCamper on Jan 13, 2014 at 8:15 AM ]