Originally posted by NCommand:
1. OL, Again against a team that can pass rush. I still have NO idea how Alex Smith didn't get seriously hurt. Seriously.
2. We missed our OLB's badly. Eric Bakhtiari is going to make this team as the #4 but he's more of a SAM than a WILL. We still need a pass rusher badly.
3. Secondary, constantly playing 40 yards off WR's. Brock looked pretty bad mostly. We missed Cox. He will be #3 or #4. And we are VERY poor against tall receivers including TE's. This worries me long term as does 3rd and 10 and playing 15 yards off the LOS when we bring a blitz.
4. Rock Cartwright may be a key backup running back.
5. Injuries. Really pushing hard to make this team...fall.
1. I was surprised we only gave up 2 sacks but yeah the OL definitely struggled. It's pre season but hopefully come regular season if that was happening Roman would be smart enough to do screens/quick throws/slants (when is the last time we did one?) to get the ball out of there quick. Side note we should have been ready or their good pass rush but still I doubt we planned for all those blitzes. They played like it was a playoff game. The fans were in it and they played a little rough and dirty.
2. Agreed... Parys showing we still need him until we can find a #3 and 4 OLB. Wish Fleming and Johnson weren't hurt because they would have plenty of time today. Rowe, Brown won't have much say. Bahktiari a 27 year old journyman who hs been on like 5 teams will probably make the team due to injuries. Cam Johnson could go on PUP/IR to keep him around. No idea how those guys will come back next year but if I am Baalke and Co. I am using something like a 3rd round pick on a OLB who can rush the passer.
3. I noticed that but that could be due to pre-season and lack of gameplanning. Wasn't happy with backup S's... Robinson and Thomas. Spillman seemed to do well though. Brock did struggle at times... Cox will be the #4.
4. Rock will make the team over Dixon... didn't have the holes this game but still ran decent. He could be emergency RB, emergency FB and captain of the special teams. P.S I wish we would have kept Blake but I guess the staff once guys who can play multiple spots.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Aug 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM ]