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Week 2: Thoughts after rewatching the game...

I'd just like to see a few less drops. The sequence of Miller, Walker, Manningham was laughable. Bottom line. It's nice to see us beat a very dangerous team even when we didn't play to our full potential.
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If Culliver can improve on getting his head turned around on deep balls he'll become a complete corner but right now he isn't very good at it. Teams know this and target him on 1 on 1 deep passes, just like at the end of the Green Bay game. Thankfully he played that pass perfectly. Besides that, he's good enough to start for a lot of teams in the NFL.
Originally posted by DVDA:
If Culliver can improve on getting his head turned around on deep balls he'll become a complete corner but right now he isn't very good at it. Teams know this and target him on 1 on 1 deep passes, just like at the end of the Green Bay game. Thankfully he played that pass perfectly. Besides that, he's good enough to start for a lot of teams in the NFL.

Cox was targeted in the GB game
Originally posted by Marvin49:
3) Aldon Smith: Not so much a criticism as just as a concern. He was a monster against the run last night. Very nice to see that he can play well in that role. What concerns me is that he doesn't seem to have the same explosion as I saw last year. It is very possible tho that it's because he's playing on every down, has more run responsibility, and they are running alot of 3 man rushes. Just something I'll be keeping my eyes on.

Harbaugh and Fangio are asking Aldon to take on far more responsibility this year.

Last year? He was the "sack specialist," the mode of Fred Dean. The coaches wanted him to pin his ears back and rush the passer, which is exactly what he did.

This year, he's got to watch for the run. Plus, I've seen him drop back into coverage once or twice. Plus, the hip pointer still might be bothering him.

In other words: RELAX

I hear you about Delanie though. I'm sure those drops are killing him, just as much as they are killing us.
Originally posted by DVDA:
If Culliver can improve on getting his head turned around on deep balls he'll become a complete corner but right now he isn't very good at it. Teams know this and target him on 1 on 1 deep passes, just like at the end of the Green Bay game. Thankfully he played that pass perfectly. Besides that, he's good enough to start for a lot of teams in the NFL.

As a rookie he didn't even turn around. He assumed because he had good coverage the ball was not going to be thrown. He got burned by better QBs like Eli and Brees on plays like that for TDs.

This year he is turning around and making a play on the ball.

Next step is to pick them off so no QB would even throw your way.
Originally posted by DVDA:
If Culliver can improve on getting his head turned around on deep balls he'll become a complete corner but right now he isn't very good at it. Teams know this and target him on 1 on 1 deep passes, just like at the end of the Green Bay game. Thankfully he played that pass perfectly. Besides that, he's good enough to start for a lot of teams in the NFL.

actually he is pretty good at it, and the PI called on him yesterday was bs
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
As a rookie he didn't even turn around. He assumed because he had good coverage the ball was not going to be thrown. He got burned by better QBs like Eli and Brees on plays like that for TDs.

This year he is turning around and making a play on the ball.

Next step is to pick them off so no QB would even throw your way.
either way though he looks like a future #1 CB (said smae thing after watching him last year)

he is big fast and smart

he was actually a top CB prospect out of HS but had a lot of injuries in college which dropped his stock

good find by baalke and our scouting unit
Collinsworth is anti 49er cause we kicked his butt in the SB.
What I haven't seen mentioned is the long pass Vernon dropped early in the game along the left sideline. It appeared that the pass was accurate and that Vernon pulled off the ball, perhaps afraid he would go out of bounds, and pulled too far.
Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
What I haven't seen mentioned is the long pass Vernon dropped early in the game along the left sideline. It appeared that the pass was accurate and that Vernon pulled off the ball, perhaps afraid he would go out of bounds, and pulled too far.

it's been mentioned here..and VD is to blame
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
What I haven't seen mentioned is the long pass Vernon dropped early in the game along the left sideline. It appeared that the pass was accurate and that Vernon pulled off the ball, perhaps afraid he would go out of bounds, and pulled too far.

it's been mentioned here..and VD is to blame

i dont blame VD for that one I thought the DB had good coverage.
I thought Aldon was very stout against the run, which is a big improvement. Impressive. Bodes well for his future. Not sure if he is not as explosive as last year, but doesn't seem to have that burst. I think fans want to see a dominating performance in blowing by the OT, like what we have seen from Clay Matthews. Both sacks last night were of the coverage sack variety, where Stafford kind of ran into Smith. In the end, a sack is a sack, some are pretty and some not. But fans want to see that burst..I get it.

Defensive Player of the Year Awards so far a race between Matthews (the frontrunner to win and crush every sack record) and JJ Watt, who has been absolutely brilliant.
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
What I haven't seen mentioned is the long pass Vernon dropped early in the game along the left sideline. It appeared that the pass was accurate and that Vernon pulled off the ball, perhaps afraid he would go out of bounds, and pulled too far.

it's been mentioned here..and VD is to blame

i dont blame VD for that one I thought the DB had good coverage.

true, but VD has to not let the CB beat him to the spot of the throw
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
I thought Aldon was very stout against the run, which is a big improvement. Impressive. Bodes well for his future. Not sure if he is not as explosive as last year, but doesn't seem to have that burst. I think fans want to see a dominating performance in blowing by the OT, like what we have seen from Clay Matthews. Both sacks last night were of the coverage sack variety, where Stafford kind of ran into Smith. In the end, a sack is a sack, some are pretty and some not. But fans want to see that burst..I get it.

Defensive Player of the Year Awards so far a race between Matthews (the frontrunner to win and crush every sack record) and JJ Watt, who has been absolutely brilliant.

pretty much this

matthews is clear frontrunner

but jj waat has to be second he has been lights out fantasyic first 2 games
Originally posted by VA49er:
I'd just like to see a few less drops. The sequence of Miller, Walker, Manningham was laughable. Bottom line. It's nice to see us beat a very dangerous team even when we didn't play to our full potential.


I think TE needs to be addressed in the draft or FA. Their is a local kids from Danville, CA, who is now at Stanford, Zac Ertz, when he comes out the niners should consider him as he is a Coby Fleener clone, and the niners need another TE who can catch the ball.