Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by PSYKO5:
Originally posted by Joecool:
OL has improved since 2005. Give you a good guess to what hasnt.
If you are referring to the receivers, I agree.
If you are referring to the quarterback, I can only assume that you didn't watch last seasons games at all.
No doubt in my mind Alex has improved since 05... probably more than most of our players we still have since then. He isn't the QB most hoped for but to be fair when people hear SF QB you are compared to Steve Young and Joe Montana, obviously two of the greatest QBs to ever play.
We have given Alex more weapons but no doubt we have failed providing him valuable targets besides Gore and Vernon. We missed on free agents like Lelie, Brandon Jones, drafted WRs low and a few high and have missed on almost all of them, made trades for guys like Jackson who were obviously done. As for the offensive line we have invested a lot of picks into it and for the most part of missed. Not giving up on Anthony Davis yet but we haven't hit really any home runs except Iupati. We missed on Baas, did ok with Staley, missed on Rachal, missed on Snyder, missed on signing Tony Pashos, missed with signing Jonas Jennings, missed on making Snyder RT instead of keeping him at guard, etc, etc.
I won't even get into the coaches. So would I agree that the OL has improved since 05. Somewhat but we did pretty well in 06 with Larry Allen. For what we have invested they aren't were they need to be. They are very inconsistent. I know it depends on the team you play but we do well with 3-4 game stretches with 0-1 sack given up then we have a 5 or 6 game... then do well for a few weeks follow it up with another 5 or 6... and with Baltimore I know the play calling didn't help but no excuse for a 9 sack game. So improved? somewhat but still inconsistent
Edit: And like I said in my last post I am not singling out the OL... it's everyone. OL, Alex, WRs, playcalling, coaches, EVERYONE has to step up.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Mar 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM ]