Originally posted by fryet:
Here is how I would rate the 49ers:
QB - C
OL - B
RB - B
WR - D (could be much better this year, but it is unproven, and we were below average last year)
TE - A
DL - B (only 1 star, but they play well as a group)
LB - A
Secondary - A (has flaws but too many Pro Bowlers to give a lower rating)
Special Teams - A
Grading the team after a short TC to learn new schemes is not a fair matter but if I were to force myself:
QB: Based on last year alone Smith B
WRs: an incomplete due to injury--if I have to give them a grade it would be an F.
DL: is an A because they closed down the run with three guys most of the time...with great support by everyone else and Aldon was a great rookie.
DBs: Rating the secondary above the DLine is mindboggling to me. They did a great job but not better than the guys who brought pressure.
OLIne: You gave them a B? They were one of the poorest at pass protection, were not very good at run blocking and gave up sacks at a record rate--D+ at best.
RB: B Hunter and Miller helped keep this grade high, but Frank wore down and Dixon was disappointing--couldn't get the tough yards.
TEs: A- (VD admitted it took him half the season to learn the plays--lot of mistakes early on)
ST: A (would be an A+ if not for the NYG game
I really question your grade for the line. Seems really odd.
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Jul 9, 2012 at 10:50:28 ]