Originally posted by KaepernickFan:Agree. Thought he played a very solid game yesterday.
Just hope he doesn't have to cover Torrey Smith 2 weeks from now. Don't like that matchup at all...lol.
Not really afraid of Torrey Smith. He's up and down. Their main receiving threat is Boldin. Not as fast as Julio Jones, but every bit as strong and physical.
That said, I see us matching up with them better than we did the Falcons receivers. Pitta is no Tony G, so I'm good with a linebacker or safety on him. Torrey Smith is fast (as hell) but not physical. Cully will be fine.
We shut down Rice (easier said than done I know), make sure we challenge EVERY pass downfield and we win. I live in Baltimore so I watch the Ravens a lot (I admit I'm a fan so long as they aren't playing the Niners). Flacco actually does not throw downfield very accurately, and he's good for 3-4 bonehead throws a game. I can realistically see at least two picks by our defense.
I think back to that pass last week that sent the game into overtime. It was actually a terrible throw by Flacco (ball had a rainbow arc on it and was in the air forever). If the DB doesn't take the worst possible angle in sports history to defend the pass, that's a pick.
Flacco has a tendency to throw those kind of balls so I see some big hits on horizon from Goldson and Whitner.
[ Edited by baltien on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM ]