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What is your biggest priority for improving the 2013 roster?

In the playoffs, Chris Culliver was targeted once every 4.2 snaps in coverage (most), gave up a catch every 6.6 coverage snaps (most) #49ers
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Add in Rogers will be entering his decline years. Corner should be our top priority.
[ Edited by Hopper on Feb 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM ]
I don't think it is our personnel as much as it is our defensive game plan. Cully and Rodgers had tight coverages aside from that blown coverage Jacoby Jones TD.

Fangio needs to get his head out of his ass and force QB's to make quicker decisions sometimes.


BLITZ every once in a while Fangio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are the least creative team when it comes to blitzing.
[ Edited by Joecool on Feb 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM ]
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Originally posted by Psinex:
Aldon Smith's arms were limp and hanging by his side throughout the second half. He let rushers go straight by him even when he was in position to make a tackle, and he never got any kind of push. Not having Parys Haralson really hurt our run defense and consequently wore out Aldon as the season progressed.


I think that he has been hurting for the last month. He has been protected in practice and on the injury reports with shoulder problems.

If you have an injured shoulder, your arms tend to be limp and hang by your side.
Originally posted by Joecool:
I don't think it is our personnel as much as it is our defensive game plan. Cully and Rodgers had tight coverages aside from that blown coverage Jacoby Jones TD.

Fangio needs to get his head out of his ass and force QB's to make quicker decisions sometimes.


BLITZ every once in a while Fangio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are the least creative team when it comes to blitzing.

I totally agree. With all that speed at the linebacker position, there should be some complicated blitz packages mixed in by next season.
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by Joecool:
I don't think it is our personnel as much as it is our defensive game plan. Cully and Rodgers had tight coverages aside from that blown coverage Jacoby Jones TD.

Fangio needs to get his head out of his ass and force QB's to make quicker decisions sometimes.


BLITZ every once in a while Fangio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are the least creative team when it comes to blitzing.

I totally agree. With all that speed at the linebacker position, there should be some complicated blitz packages mixed in by next season.

I have a feeling we will not see any complicated blitzes until Fangio is gone. So much talent at LB and we keep 3 of them to cover and act like slot CB's.


ARGH!!! Are we too scared to blitz?
Originally posted by Joecool:
I have a feeling we will not see any complicated blitzes until Fangio is gone. So much talent at LB and we keep 3 of them to cover and act like slot CB's.


ARGH!!! Are we too scared to blitz?
or maybe he doesn't trust our secondary to hold up if we don't get home on the blitz.

With how bad our secondary played this postseason I can now understand the skepticism.
[ Edited by Hopper on Feb 5, 2013 at 2:12 PM ]
I don't get the Carlos Rogers hate. He wasn't targeted that much was he? It seemed to be Brown or Culliver being picked on by opposing QBs. I'm not sure if that speaks more about Rogers' man being covered or the opponent saw the weak link in Culliver, but either way, Rogers isn't the big problem in the secondary. I know Rogers had much less INTs this season but how much of it was because the man he covered wasn't being targeted?
I think we gotta resign Walker. He played his heart out in the SB and made a ton of huge plays. Keeping him, along with a healthy WR corps and hopefully a participating Jenkins, keeps the passing game dangerous.

Most work obviously has to be done in the DB. I like Whitner and Goldson, but they're not a great combination and I don't necessarily want them both at S next year. They both hit hard as hell, but are liabilities in coverage. All last we heard--and we knew--that the Ravens could exploit our DBs, and they did just that. Culliver seemed way too cocky to me as a rookie last year, and though he played OK this year, he fell in to the media day trap and played an absolutely horrific game in the SB. He must have given up around 150 yards including a TD on 3 plays alone--the bomb to Boldin on the sidelines, the TD where he didn't even touch the guy down for some asinine reason, and that backbreaking third down conversion where he gave up about 25 RAC to Boldin along the sideline--and his PI was also a huge turning point. He's talented, but I wouldn't miss him or his attitude.

Draft for depth along the DL and add some FAs there as well. It's odd, but for the first time since Mooch, I'm more confident in the O then the D now. They really slipped up at the end of the season, and if that trend continues, next year won't be pretty.

Hopefully we can beat the odds and return to the SB next year, this time getting our ring.
Bolster the D.

There is no way the Justin Smith injury should have been so crippling to this team. And there was even speculation after last years draft that we were being risky getting no addition personnel on the DL and taking chances because we didn't have any injuries the prior year.

Lets learn from this.
Do our DB's ever get a rest? Hell does our D ever get a rest? If there is one thing that I hope we address, its more depth all over the D. It was pretty evident that our defense was mentally and physically drained the last quarter of the season. I honestly will nvr understand why we didn't use our 2nd string backfield to give the starters a rest. Maybe it was because the W W L record we had and some of our wins were to close a game to do so? Still doesnt make much sense, we see most teams bring in their backups regardless of the score, the Ravens did it in the SB.

I hope this draft we find the backups we need to give our D the well deserved rest they need.
Let me vent: I was so sick of hearing how great our D was all year, when what I saw was the very definition of mediocrity. Our sixth Superbowl D, was the worst ever. Any of the other 5 would have brought us a win against the Ravens.

We had some really timely turnovers/takeaways, but we just couldn't force many offenses (especially the better ones) off the field after 3rd down. Not sure why it bothered me so much. So the defense gets better press than it deserves? Maybe it just bugs me, like a girl who is a 7 but think she is a 10.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by rudedog:
I think Fangio is going to have to start rotating some of the guys on the DL. I would draft a couple of good DE and start grooming them to take Cowboys place. But these guy playing every down most of the season is taking its toll by the playoffs.


This. I agree completely. There needs to be a viable rotation of at least 3 DE's throughout the game, as well as 3 OLB's rotating in and out.

+1
Scratch Cary Williams off the FA list. No way I want that punk on our team.
WR- Crabtree-played like a top 10 pick, needs to build on good habits and not fall back into bad ones Randy-age Mario-injury prone AJ-lacks experience, needs "coaching up" Ginn-return guy, odd man out .....passing league+Kap's cannon=Major upgrades coming in Receiving core

OL-stacked TE-stacked

QB-replacement for smith.......but what style of QB? Duel threat? west coast? need a decent backup for sure


DL-need to bring in 3rd down pass rusher, line depth is a concern given the rate of times we rushed 4....we need a few more hybrid type guys

LB-stacked

DB-Brown-solid not great Rogers-age Whitner-hits/bad coverage Goldson-legit top 5 FS Culliver-has it physically, lacks mentally, needs "coaching up" .....what if we don't sign Goldson? what if an NFC foe signs Goldson? show him the money! Whitner/Rogers/Culliver spots could be upgraded and should.....whitner might be the odd man out

ST- Lee-top 5 punter Akers-mentally might be done with football
[ Edited by vamphunter23 on Feb 5, 2013 at 2:55 PM ]
My number 1 concern for the defense is not resigning Dashon
Goldson