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Originally posted by MadDog49er:
This article may be amongst the most stupid pieces of journalism ever printed. I hardly know which direction to begin first, as Grant Cohn clearly does not understand football very well.

Let's start with the score. Could the Niners win 30-3? Sure. However, the team is travelling across the country, playing a night game, against a solid home team, that is 5-0 at home. Why would he even get the slightest idea that the Niners would win by 27 points on the road against a good team? It is insanity.

That is amongst the least of the silliness written here. About coverage on defense, he states, "That means the secondary can double team both wide receivers, Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith". Ok, while not a math genius, unless the Niners plan on starting 13 players, this is ridiculous. If a defense double teams both wide receivers, and rushes the typical number of defenders, four, this leaves 3 defenders to cover the rest of the field. If an offense runs 5 OL, that leaves 5 potential receivers (WR's, TE's, and RB's). If four defenders are covering two WR's, that would leave a one-on-one matchup, three versus three against the other Ravens receivers. That is a loss for any defense across the league, and it is not even close. If the Niners deploy this defense, they would surrender 40 points at a minimum. Anyone who knows football has to absolutely laugh at the notion that four players are going to double two WR's all day long.

In addition, Cohn forgets to note that Ray Rice has 51 receptions for the year (much more than Frank Gore), and that the Ravens' TE's, Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta, both have more receptions than the starter and reserve for the Niners, Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker. To state that the only passing weapons the Ravens possess are the two WR's is erroneous at best. Just really dumb.

He further states that the Ravens only have three great defensive players. Well, the Niners only have two or three great defensive starters as well. And, as much as I like Goldson, J. Smith and Brooks, I'd take Reed, Suggs and Ngata if a choice was made. I think he underestimates the Ravens defense, which is third in points, fourth in yards, seventh in passing yards, and fifth in rushing defense.

Finally, the greatest of silliness, Cohn states that since Reed will cover Davis, that "all the other 49ers receivers will have big games – Michael Crabtree, Delanie Walker, Kyle Williams, maybe even Braylon Edwards". Let's play conservative and say that a "big game" equals five receptions for 75 yards.Throw in some yards for the other receivers, Davis and Gore, and what do you have? 300-350 passing yards for Alex Smith. Against a top ten pass defense on the road? I just he think is comical at this point. The Niners average 188 passing yards per game, which is 27th in the league.

Are the Niners a better team than the Ravens? Possibly. They have been more consistent this season. And, could they win? Absolutely. But this article shows a complete lack of football intelligence. I advocate loving your team, but to check your brain in at the door makes you a brainless homer, and someone that should not be a journalist for a major football team. If the Ravens beat writers, coaches, announcers, or anyone connected to football read this, they would laugh their a$$ off.

Thanks for the comedy, Grant.

P.S. I apologize if your writing "tongue in cheek", Grant, to play on the homers.

Lol, this is an awesome post. But let's be honest, any "game prediction" article that spends 75% of its space describing the psychological makeup of the coaches is not a serious analysis. Yeah, I'm sure that if the 49ers win it'll because "for [Jim's] whole life, he's been trying to surpass his brother." Grant watches way too many Disney sports movies.
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Originally posted by MadDog49er:
This article may be amongst the most stupid pieces of journalism ever printed. I hardly know which direction to begin first, as Grant Cohn clearly does not understand football very well.

Let's start with the score. Could the Niners win 30-3? Sure. However, the team is travelling across the country, playing a night game, against a solid home team, that is 5-0 at home. Why would he even get the slightest idea that the Niners would win by 27 points on the road against a good team? It is insanity.

That is amongst the least of the silliness written here. About coverage on defense, he states, "That means the secondary can double team both wide receivers, Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith". Ok, while not a math genius, unless the Niners plan on starting 13 players, this is ridiculous. If a defense double teams both wide receivers, and rushes the typical number of defenders, four, this leaves 3 defenders to cover the rest of the field. If an offense runs 5 OL, that leaves 5 potential receivers (WR's, TE's, and RB's). If four defenders are covering two WR's, that would leave a one-on-one matchup, three versus three against the other Ravens receivers. That is a loss for any defense across the league, and it is not even close. If the Niners deploy this defense, they would surrender 40 points at a minimum. Anyone who knows football has to absolutely laugh at the notion that four players are going to double two WR's all day long.

In addition, Cohn forgets to note that Ray Rice has 51 receptions for the year (much more than Frank Gore), and that the Ravens' TE's, Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta, both have more receptions than the starter and reserve for the Niners, Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker. To state that the only passing weapons the Ravens possess are the two WR's is erroneous at best. Just really dumb.

He further states that the Ravens only have three great defensive players. Well, the Niners only have two or three great defensive starters as well. And, as much as I like Goldson, J. Smith and Brooks, I'd take Reed, Suggs and Ngata if a choice was made. I think he underestimates the Ravens defense, which is third in points, fourth in yards, seventh in passing yards, and fifth in rushing defense.

Finally, the greatest of silliness, Cohn states that since Reed will cover Davis, that "all the other 49ers receivers will have big games – Michael Crabtree, Delanie Walker, Kyle Williams, maybe even Braylon Edwards". Let's play conservative and say that a "big game" equals five receptions for 75 yards.Throw in some yards for the other receivers, Davis and Gore, and what do you have? 300-350 passing yards for Alex Smith. Against a top ten pass defense on the road? I just he think is comical at this point. The Niners average 188 passing yards per game, which is 27th in the league.

Are the Niners a better team than the Ravens? Possibly. They have been more consistent this season. And, could they win? Absolutely. But this article shows a complete lack of football intelligence. I advocate loving your team, but to check your brain in at the door makes you a brainless homer, and someone that should not be a journalist for a major football team. If the Ravens beat writers, coaches, announcers, or anyone connected to football read this, they would laugh their a$$ off.

Thanks for the comedy, Grant.

P.S. I apologize if your writing "tongue in cheek", Grant, to play on the homers.

You are right on the money with this post. And it has to be a tongue in cheek post though...he's a Cohn for crying out loud.
Originally posted by HessianDud:
i don't think anyone here takes Grant Cohn very seriously, but its funny that what he writes makes PrairieDogs pop out of their earthen tunnels to bark their one-note bark.
lol.
Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
i don't think anyone here takes Grant Cohn very seriously, but its funny that what he writes makes PrairieDogs pop out of their earthen tunnels to bark their one-note bark.
lol.

awesome.
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by oldninerdude:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
i don't think anyone here takes Grant Cohn very seriously, but its funny that what he writes makes PrairieDogs pop out of their earthen tunnels to bark their one-note bark.
lol.

awesome.
Yeah, I appreciate Grant Cohn's posting of transcripts, and some of his locker room interviews, but nobody really takes him too seriously.
[ Edited by oldninerdude on Nov 23, 2011 at 9:14 AM ]
Lowell > Grant!!
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Unlike his more experienced dad, Grant Cohn thinks that beat writing is a popularity contest, so he comes up with articles like these to boost his likeability factor. It just turns me off to him.
I'd like to personally say f**k YOU GRANT!!! You'll never be as good as your Dad!!!!
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Well actually you are better than your dad, but still, f**k YOU. Also, never predict a 49ers win ever again. EVER.



f**k YOU. That is all.
Originally posted by Shaj:
Unlike his more experienced dad, Grant Cohn thinks that beat writing is a popularity contest, so he comes up with articles like these to boost his likeability factor. It just turns me off to him.

So Lowell Cohn is a beat writer?

All this time I thought he was some hack that is more concerned with players/coaches feelings than what they actually do on Sundays.


Silly me.
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Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Originally posted by Shaj:
Unlike his more experienced dad, Grant Cohn thinks that beat writing is a popularity contest, so he comes up with articles like these to boost his likeability factor. It just turns me off to him.

So Lowell Cohn is a beat writer?

All this time I thought he was some hack that is more concerned with players/coaches feelings than what they actually do on Sundays.


Silly me.

My sarcasm detector is ringing off the hook. Oh wait, it's my gaydar.

I don't know if he's technically a beat writer or not and it doesn't really matter. Bottom line is I get the strong sense that he wants fans to genuinely like him, and he's willing to compromise what he writes in order to achieve that. You can't blame a young guy who is just starting his career.
Originally posted by Shaj:
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Originally posted by Shaj:
Unlike his more experienced dad, Grant Cohn thinks that beat writing is a popularity contest, so he comes up with articles like these to boost his likeability factor. It just turns me off to him.

So Lowell Cohn is a beat writer?

All this time I thought he was some hack that is more concerned with players/coaches feelings than what they actually do on Sundays.


Silly me.

My sarcasm detector is ringing off the hook. Oh wait, it's my gaydar.

I don't know if he's technically a beat writer or not and it doesn't really matter. Bottom line is I get the strong sense that he wants fans to genuinely like him, and he's willing to compromise what he writes in order to achieve that. You can't blame a young guy who is just starting his career.

Not surprising, but I don't think you read my post. I was referring to Lowell, not Grant, since you compared the two. I don't read much of Grants stuff since he has the unfortunate burden of having the word 'Cohn' as a last name. His father offends my football intelligence, and it has nothing to do with homerism. He is better suited for an audience of old women than football fans.
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Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Originally posted by Shaj:
Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:
Originally posted by Shaj:
Unlike his more experienced dad, Grant Cohn thinks that beat writing is a popularity contest, so he comes up with articles like these to boost his likeability factor. It just turns me off to him.

So Lowell Cohn is a beat writer?

All this time I thought he was some hack that is more concerned with players/coaches feelings than what they actually do on Sundays.


Silly me.

My sarcasm detector is ringing off the hook. Oh wait, it's my gaydar.

I don't know if he's technically a beat writer or not and it doesn't really matter. Bottom line is I get the strong sense that he wants fans to genuinely like him, and he's willing to compromise what he writes in order to achieve that. You can't blame a young guy who is just starting his career.

Not surprising, but I don't think you read my post. I was referring to Lowell, not Grant, since you compared the two. I don't read much of Grants stuff since he has the unfortunate burden of having the word 'Cohn' as a last name. His father offends my football intelligence, and it has nothing to do with homerism. He is better suited for an audience of old women than football fans.

I read it, but I just didn't catch the Lowell thing until now, because it had nothing to do with my original point, which I mentally anticipated you were trying to refute or offer a rebuttal for. Sorry for the miss.
well this guy clearly doesent know football and should never be listened to again