Originally posted by baltien:
1) We need more/better rotation on the d-line. In my mind, Justin Smith is probably the only player doesn't need to come out. The rest got worn down as the season went on and it showed big time. Aldon Smith especially.
2) Our safeties hit like trucks, but that's about it. Although I am in favor of bringing Goldson back, I'm not too much of a fan to admit that both he and Whitner are are a bit overrated. Again, they clean clocks for sure but they are FREQUENTLY lost in coverage. The media may have hyped our defense but other teams weren't fooled at all. Not hard to figure out why we gave up so many big plays over the middle.
3) We need an upgrade at CB. Not saying he has to be an all-world prototypical "shut down corner" although that would be nice (hoping for Revis). At this point, I'd settle for someone that can handle himself in press coverage and remembers to turn around when the ball is in the air (Chris Culliver, I'm looking at you). Danny Amendola aside, I actually think Carlos Rogers had a good year. I like Brown too, although he does tend to have the occasional lapse.
Really, I don't care whether it comes through the draft or free agency but we need another quality starter at corner BAD.
4) Personnel aside I would like to see us blitz more. It seems to me like whenever we aren't able to get pressure bringing four, we don't do anything to compensate. We just keep running our guys into walls in hopes that something will change.
Yes, exactly. The last point seems to reflect on the staff.