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49ers signed Glenn Dorsey

I like this signing. I know he hasn't lived up to his pre draft potential but he's still young enough and with ability and good players and good coaching around him, he'll do a lot better for the 49ers. We needed this.
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Its funny...I've read a tone of stuff that says he's miscast in a 3-4...

...and it makes me flash back to Cincy fans that were critical of Justin Smith because he wasn't capable of playing in a 3-4.

Hrmmm.

Not the same guy...clearly...but Tomsula is a damn good coach.

Yes, they do say he is because of the production he had in the 4-3 in college.

But I like the signing and I'm interested to see how he gets coached up. Niners got good talent, probably for a good price.
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#49ers announce signing of DL Glenn Dorsey to two-year deal.
Originally posted by okdkid:
Eric Branch @Eric_Branch
#49ers announce signing of DL Glenn Dorsey to two-year deal.

Probably in the $6-7 million range for those two years ($3-3.5 million a year).
Love the signing
Much needed d-line!
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Originally posted by okdkid:
Eric Branch @Eric_Branch
#49ers announce signing of DL Glenn Dorsey to two-year deal.

I imagine that he will be the player who rotates with Justin Smith and Ray McDonald.

Reducing their in season snaps would be a boon to the defense.

I
I like this move. Jim Tomsula has a new project to work on and can hopefully get him going. In my opinion, Glenn Dorsey fits us better as a 3-4 DE, not a NT. We could use him in a similar role to how used Ricky Jean-Francois. Put him in a DE rotation, then kick him inside to DT in 3rd down passing situations. I forsee the 49ers drafting a DT/NT early to compete with Ian Williams. Maybe a guy like Jesse Williams (Alabama), Sylvester Williams (UNC), or Jonathan Hankins (Ohio St.)?
Originally posted by BadgerHawk:
Didn't he play alongside RJF?


Yes, and they were both highly touted players. RJF was actually supposed to be the better player at LSU, but Dorsey outshined him a bit.

RJF fell in the draft because of off-the-field crap. They were both very good at LSU. One went in the top ten and the other went in the 7th round. Now the 7th rounder is looking for more money than the top ten pick that he played next to at LSU.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Mar 13, 2013 at 4:55 PM ]
Coming out of college and being the 5th overall pick in the draft the expectations were pretty high. It's not a reach calling him a bust. However, I'm looking at the signing from the perspective of what we lost, Soap and Ricky, is he on their level? Maybe better, so it's not a bad pickup.
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Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Originally posted by Nalo9er:
Haven't seen a chiefs game in like 2 years. Did KC utilize him as a pass rushing DT in nickel and dime sets?

No, he's a classic run stopping 2 gap defender

Its funny...I've read a tone of stuff that says he's miscast in a 3-4...

...and it makes me flash back to Cincy fans that were critical of Justin Smith because he wasn't capable of playing in a 3-4.

Hrmmm.

Not the same guy...clearly...but Tomsula is a damn good coach.

This is what make me love this signing. Get a player with talent for a cheaper price and have our coaches do what they do best. We are going to lose some players on defense but I would really cry if we lost Tomsula. Am going to far to say he is our Bobb McKittick for the DL.
Any terms of the deal released?
I wonder if he's put on any weight since entering the league. He's been listed at 297 since his rookie season. If he is in the 310-315 range he could be a candidate to start at nose tackle. He does anchor well against the run.
I like this signing a lot. I am confident in Tomsula's coaching abilities to make Dorsey into a solid player
I like this signing a lot. I am confident in Tomsula's coaching abilities to make Dorsey into a solid player