Originally posted by strat1080:
Originally posted by Joecool:
GB has a deadly ice cold passing game, a group of aggressive DB's mixed in with Clay Mathews. That is a VERY deadly combination since they can put up points. What I am also seeing is that teams panic against them and completely get away from the run. Once GB got up by 2 TD's, MIN went away from the run. I never get why teams do this because if they get 1 TD, then they are only one score away.
GB hasn't really played anyone yet but one cannot ignore the bold. After watching MNF, man Rodgers is throwing like Marino out there with that mentality that there is no defense for a perfect pass. He's making defenders look dumb with his ball placement. Our enter coverage, LB's included, will need to be aware of when the ball is coming.
HOWEVER, GB has not played a balanced team like us...not even last year.
1. Rodgers was able to move around the pocket even upon initial pressure. The difference between us and what MIN did is that we have been great this year with our secondary pressure. Once our 1st guy forced the QB to move, pass rushers #2 and #3 come quickly to clean up.
2. GB has a manufactured pass rush. This plays right into a team like the 49ers hands. They have a very unbalanced pass rush and WILL get gashed vs our type of running game and PA off of that with the way we run 2 TE and unbalanced formations.
I think #2 is the main reason GB will have a lot of trouble against us. Because of our Tight Ends, we force teams to play out of their comfort and to play mostly out of their base. They cannot commit too much either way.
Also, in the past few years, we have made the elite QB's finish games against us with lower than their average rating. Yes, Eli got a couple of big plays vs us but those mistakes are fixable and were not do to low talent.
See what I don't understand is why so many of you have to disrespect Green Bay. The 49ers schedule hasn't really been that much tougher than Green Bay's. They have both beat the same amount of teams with winning records. I seriously don't get it. The Saints are every bit as good as the Giants. The Falcons and Bears are every bit as good as the Lions. Both teams have beat 3 teams with a winning record. I don't get the "they haven't played anybody" stance some of you folks are taking. It just doesn't make any sense.
SF has played 4 teams in the top 10 in total Defense and 6 teams on the top 13.
GB has played 1 team in the top 13 in total Defense.
GB played CHI when they were not playing well and had MAJOR issues with sacks and Martz was looking like an idiot. ATL was inconsistent at that time also. During that time, those teams were under .500.
49ers played DET when they were hot and undefeated. We played NYG when they were hot and on a role. We played Tampa Bay when they were 3-1. We beat CIN and they have consistently been a strong team.
I'm not taking anything away from GB in terms of what they can do. I think they are capable of doing this vs any team, BUT I have to see it vs a run of top teams first. GB really hasn't played any defensive team yet.
[ Edited by Joecool on Nov 15, 2011 at 9:42 AM ]