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What is your biggest priority for improving the 2013 roster?

Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by cciowa:
get rid of all four secondary guys
kick aldon smith in the f**king ass,, his injury was b******t, that was no reason for him to be behind every f**king play, he was a disaster area, the whole god damn defense, aside from willis and brooks, was a disaster area,,it would have been appropriate for the f**king red cross to come out and serve coffee and doughnuts during the game
draft at least two d line men including a pass rusher

This is dumb.

I do think Aldon would benefit from getting his head screwed on straight. His offseason was almost as exciting as his first 12 games. I question how much he was hurt or whether he just hit a wall. If it was the fact that they finally schemed to slow him down then it was Fangio's fault for not using him more creatively. But, I think he needs to dedicate himself this offseason and maybe party a little less.
The decling sack numbers and production from the right side had to do with teams scheming for Justin and Aldon. Aldon only bullrushes, very rarely does he swim or club rip etc. Teams caught on to the loop stunt inside from and would slide protect thier center to that side. Now they may have been hurt but nonetheless teams adjusted. Now we have two SS. Donte and Dashon are downhill safties. A true center field saftey that can sit in cover one or stay over the top of the deep roughts and hawk and ball that is thrown is what we need. Is that player in the draft? Is he in FA? Ried out of LSU is good or even a 2/3 round pick of Phillip Thomas from Fresno would be nice.
Pass rush was our biggest issue.
If randy stsrks is a free sgent then they need to mske a run at him
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
We found out why Whitner was clowned by Bills fans when we signed him.

Yep
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Nice write up!

Looks like you're looking for a pretty big revamp of the secondary. Can't say I blame you, they were pretty awful. I would hold on to Goldson if possible. We could do a lot worse than him at FS, possibly convert to SS if Whitner is deemed too big a liability in coverage by the coaching staff. I like Brown too. He looked like our best corner for much of the year. Culliver confuses me. I was really high on him , but his performance in the SB will linger with me for a while.

We definitely need another capable body at DE and OLB. Our starters simply ran out of gas at the end of the year. A big, powerful NT who can plug the gaps and collapse the pocket would be great, but not entirely necessary. Sopoaga has done a fine job, but if he's not re-signed we should look at grabbing a potential high-impact NT in rounds 1 or 2 of the draft.

Assuming Alex is gone, we need a backup QB. I'm not comfortable with Tolzien being handed the backup gig without legit competition. I'd also like to get a CK-lite so we don't have to radically change the offense in the event of an injury.....Josh Johnson?...lol

WR unit is a big question mark outside of Crabtree. Moss is probably gone. Manningham and Williams are good players but coming off serious injuries. Who knows if Jenkins amounts to anything. No doubt Fleener would have been a far more useful player this year over Jenkins. We need a big, tall receiving threat to help us out in the RZ.

Same here. I just rewatched the end of third quarter and Torrey Smith beat Cully badly on a double move that should've been pass interference. Cully was so bad it's ridiculous.
Originally posted by gavindirishmen:
You guys are so full of it. Whitner and Goldson were good enough until our pass rush disappeared around week 12.
Almost all secondaries will look ordinary without consistent pressure on the QB. So you can
all pile on about Culliver, Whitner and Goldson in the SuperBowl. But where were you earlier in the season?
Nowhere because Aldon and Justin were getting home.
Originally posted by gavindirishmen:
You guys are so full of it. Whitner and Goldson were good enough until our pass rush disappeared around week 12.
Almost all secondaries will look ordinary without consistent pressure on the QB. So you can
all pile on about Culliver, Whitner and Goldson in the SuperBowl. But where were you earlier in the season?
Nowhere because Aldon and Justin were getting home.

I'm from buffalo and trust me whitner has ALWAYS been a liability in coverage. That's why the bills let him walk
Originally posted by Hopper:
Same here. I just rewatched the end of third quarter and Torrey Smith beat Cully badly on a double move that should've been pass interference. Cully was so bad it's ridiculous.

Those gay bashing comments must have effected him. Never seen him play so bad. Just looked like he was lost out there.

He had a lot of swagger all season lost. It didn't show up on Sunday. He was timid and confused all game long. Its like our CBs were just trying to keep everything in front of them and weren't being aggressive at all.

Can't be afraid to get burned.
[ Edited by Young2Rice on Feb 5, 2013 at 7:45 PM ]
Big tall fast corner to match up with the bigger WR and a big passing catching TE.
A cornerback is needed. I also would look into adding another pass rusher.

Another wide out wouldn't hurt either.
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
somebody get Whitner off the f**king field



Great in run defense but an absolute nightmare in coverage. How does a one person route (Pita) get open with 5 defensive backs in the endzone? Answer: have the guy go into Whitner's zone.
Originally posted by ninersoul:
A cornerback is needed. I also would look into adding another pass rusher.

Another wide out wouldn't hurt either.

Two things fans been asking for 2 years now.
Originally posted by 951NINER:
Get Haralson back and relegate Aldon to just a 3rd down rusher again!

We need to fix the pass rush, whether it be at the Dline or OLB. Our secondary will start looking good again once we can get consistent pressure on the QB... good pressure as in hits and sacks. We should probably look in to upgrading our kicker as well.
Originally posted by SFBlue:
We need to fix the pass rush, whether it be at the Dline or OLB. Our secondary will start looking good again once we can get consistent pressure on the QB... good pressure as in hits and sacks. We should probably look in to upgrading our kicker as well.

Oh,I'm sure Akers will be cut very soon. Wouldn't shock me if he's cut by next week.
Avoidable Distractions
Aldon Smith--two years of immature behavior
Culliver--silly homophobic comments distract from business
Moss--dumb declaration he is the best
Kaepernick--worried about trademarking his bicep kiss
Crabtree--putting himself in a position to be accused (perhaps not his fault but still a distraction.
Goldson--penalties and missed tackles (offset by killer hits, but...at what cost?)

Key injuries
J Smith--still played better than most with one arm--greatly reduced Aldon's effectiveness
Hunter--key RB for most of the season and a real jack of all trades
Manningham--needed to keep the pressure off Crabtree
Williams--key back up for Manningham
Dobbs--key back up for J Smith

Given these factors, I would like to draft a pass rusher, improve backups for WR and DL, then look for DBs to strengthen the backfield and replace any lost FAs. It is also necessary to bring in mature FAs who can help limit the dumb distractions.

So first four picks should be:

OLB pass rush specialist
WR to pair with Crabtree
DL to groom for J Smith's spot and be a backup.
DB--probably a CB (they have some young S already)
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Feb 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM ]