Originally posted by English:
Getting tired of this sh¥t. Those nut huggers are fellow 49ers fans. This continual winding up has to stop, it is unnecessary inflammatory and downright boring.
I thought it was funny and I like Alex Smith. Maybe people who actually get offended by things as frugal as that are the problem, not the person making a joke.
Agreed. I've been a Smith fan since we drafted him. Had many arguments with sus and his anti-Smith possy. No offense taken. He's entitled to his opinion. There is no personal attacking going on here. Its funny.
BTW he's probably laughing his ass off at this thread by now.
Originally posted by blm7754:
I think he's just joking (or trying to pick a fight)... I've got to admit that its kind of funny. The facts are clear, but stubborn sus still hates Alex. Way to stick to your guns!
He will still hate Alex even after he leads us to our 6th super-bowl victory in 2012. I think most of us on the zone have just gotten used to it.
You miss the point. He has been moaning about Smith for ages, but this continual whinging at fellow posters has gone on long enough.
English bro you are becoming very serial today. Lighten up man I aint trying to hurt nobody. I know we are niner fans and I got love for everybody here (well almost everybody ).
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
my thread got hijacked
Yeah... too bad. It started as a great thread with good info.
Its good to be reminded that there are sacks that fall on the QB and sacks that fall on the OL. Anything under 2.5 seconds is usually a blown assignment by the OL. We will improve greatly in that area simply by having an offseason and continuity on offense.
To get back on topic, there is too much talent on the O-line to have performed so poorly. With a second year together in the system it should mark an area of great progress. Improved O-line play with lead to better QB play and RB production, it's simple.
Coaches press their QBs to get rid of the ball before 3 secs. Neither of these two categories would be caused by Alex holding the ball too long. Susweel, heel!
That is why the original poster put the offensive line in the title. Clearly the Raven's and the Falcon's OL are doing a much better job than our line.
Rate of sacks: 2.5 seconds or less before sack
best: joe flacco: ..............0 .4%nfl
worst :alex smith : ...........3.3%
nfl average: .....................1.8%
Rate of sacks: 2.5 seconds to 2.9 seconds:
best: matthew stafford ...........1.0 %
nfl worst: alex smith: ..............3.7%
nfl average: ...........................2.2%
Now what is missing is what gap the sacker ran through to sack Alex. Hopefully, the bulk of those sacks came through our RG and RT position, cause we know that we were deficient at RG, and Davis needed a solid RG for inside help, in order to secure the outside routes to the QB.
I recall reading that the bulk of the pressure on Alex came from up the middle, so maybe RG was truly the weakest link.
It could also be scheme, with our early response to run blitzes being max protection, which proved vulnerable to delayed blitzes and stunts.
It was only as the season progressed that Alex starting to make D's pay for blitzing. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that we had much more success at avoiding sacks when we ran our power spread offense. That trend continued into the playoffs when we ran more passing plays than running plays.
What I hope is that with a full training camp, our new WR core, and James/Hunter, we will spread the field more, pulling the D out of the box, and making it more predictable who is blitzing on any given play.
Lastly, that Baalkebaugh have an credible RG to plug in.
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