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49ers signed Glenn Dorsey

Originally posted by KegBert:
Wondering what we are planning on using him as NT or DE? Cuz that will probably play a big role in what we do in the draft.

This signing and the Bolden signing actually have me pretty stoked for the draft. We have less "needs" now and I definitely see us packaging up some picks for a power move or 2 to get some good talent. What y'all think?


The Dorsey signing serves as a replacement for RJF / Soap. They figure he can do both of their jobs adequately. He will probably take Soaps role mostly, simply because Soap saw the field more than RJF did. He will compete with a high draft pick.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Mar 13, 2013 at 6:27 PM ]
Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by Magzarillious:
So what's the #'s on this contract?

Seriously!!! Of course, we must have pillowcase-over-the-head donkey-punched his agent if it is taking this long for the contract to go public!

Man I hate you all!!!!






Just kidding gotta love the humor around here, we are all in this together.
He is lighter than Sop, but I am willing to bet that is what the FO was going for. They know they need a pass rush. With our inside LBs, our run defense will always be solid. The problem was the pass rush and QBs having all day to step up in the pocket. Dorsey should be able to pressure up the middle better than Sop did. He didn't put up big sack numbers in KC, but next to our other DL, he will have less of the attention. They wont have to worry about leaving him off the field for 60% of the snaps like Sop was.

Should be interesting to see how this defense transforms.
This is a mediocre signing - I'll be shocked if he has a major impact. He didn't produce in KC and they have Tamba Holi and Jackson. He is not a high motor guy, and his burst is limited.

I hope this deal is structured with very little penalty if he "competes in camp" and they let him go.
OH and no knock on Willis or Bowman - but they are "all world" because our DL does a FANTASTIC job of keeping guards from getting out and interfering with their fast flow to the ball. Not just the NT - but RayMac and JSmith tie up guards all day long too.
Originally posted by dwett:
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.

Yeah, I'm not worried. Love the signing. Just trying to picture how he fits in.

Now add a db in free agency, and I'm stoked with how things have played out so far
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I'm absolutely thrilled with this signing! It seemed pretty obvious to me, especially after Justin Smith's injury that depth on the d-line was the club's single biggest need. With it becoming clear that they were going to let Sopoaga and RJF walk, my opinion was vindicated: whenever they tried to spell Smith last season, RJF would come in and the opposing offenses would immediately attack, and with success! Let somebody else give him a big contract!

Dorsey has been called a bust by many Chiefs fans. But that is largely because he didn't get sacks. But the style of defense they played asked Dorsey to stuff the run and take on blockers - a job he did very well if you believe Pro Football Focus. Putting him in a system that allows him to attack more should allow him to reach the potential that got him drafted in the top 5 originally!

Like the Niners' earlier pick-ups of Carlos Rogers and Donte Whitner, this is a pick-up of a player with top-tier talent who is being undervalued because of the way he was used. I see him rotating with Ian Williams at nose and still giving Justin Smith and Ray MacDonald some plays off. This alone should help keep them from wearing down as the season progresses. And I suspect the numbers Dorsey himself puts up will surprise some people!

Way to go!
Originally posted by HearstFan:
This is a mediocre signing - I'll be shocked if he has a major impact. He didn't produce in KC and they have Tamba Holi and Jackson. He is not a high motor guy, and his burst is limited.

I hope this deal is structured with very little penalty if he "competes in camp" and they let him go.

Wut? It looks like you took a scouting report of Dorsey and flipped it upside down. He was the only d-lineman in KC who played well. Tyson Jackson is pure trash. Dorsey has a high motor. I agree his burst upfield is average, but he's a good athlete with nice quickness for a guy his size. As far as impact, it looks like he's slated to start at NT. I'll be shocked if he doesn't make an impact. He's a good player.
Originally posted by bret:
I'm absolutely thrilled with this signing! It seemed pretty obvious to me, especially after Justin Smith's injury that depth on the d-line was the club's single biggest need. With it becoming clear that they were going to let Sopoaga and RJF walk, my opinion was vindicated: whenever they tried to spell Smith last season, RJF would come in and the opposing offenses would immediately attack, and with success! Let somebody else give him a big contract!

Dorsey has been called a bust by many Chiefs fans. But that is largely because he didn't get sacks. But the style of defense they played asked Dorsey to stuff the run and take on blockers - a job he did very well if you believe Pro Football Focus. Putting him in a system that allows him to attack more should allow him to reach the potential that got him drafted in the top 5 originally!

Like the Niners' earlier pick-ups of Carlos Rogers and Donte Whitner, this is a pick-up of a player with top-tier talent who is being undervalued because of the way he was used. I see him rotating with Ian Williams at nose and still giving Justin Smith and Ray MacDonald some plays off. This alone should help keep them from wearing down as the season progresses. And I suspect the numbers Dorsey himself puts up will surprise some people!

Way to go!

Couldnt have said it better, myself. There really haven't been any D-linemen to play bad under Tomsula. I think they are looking at Sopoaga's lack of playing time because of heavy passing teams, and they are looking for someone a little faster to not only help the run game, but to pressure up the middle (his biggest asset coming out of college). With Justin commanding doubles, I think Dorsey will be solid in the middle.
[ Edited by TheRatMan13 on Mar 13, 2013 at 7:11 PM ]
I like the signing, but im not as sure the club sees him as a starter as most the guys here.

Great low risk high reward signing, but likely to end up as depth and be gone after his contract if this draft goes well.
The Chiefs also wanted Dorsey back, and I think they would have paid him just as much if not MORE considering the way they have been throwing money around in FA. But he obviously chose to come to a winning, prove team which shows he isn't here to get paid but to win a ring. Exactly the type of guy we need. If we can get Woodson, and Nnamdi signed, already having Boldin I think we will have a very strong and experienced locker room with out being borderline geriatric. Not to mention the draft picks we have and the draft picks we will acquire for next season, I see us being a contender for quite some time.
Solid pick up!! Now lets draft a DL within our first 3 picks to rotate with dorsey.
Originally posted by HearstFan:
This is a mediocre signing - I'll be shocked if he has a major impact. He didn't produce in KC and they have Tamba Holi and Jackson. He is not a high motor guy, and his burst is limited.

I hope this deal is structured with very little penalty if he "competes in camp" and they let him go.

This is asinine. Dorsey has always played with a high motor, it was one of the biggest pro's about him when he came out for the draft. Nobody has questioned his motor, you're just throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by HearstFan:
This is a mediocre signing - I'll be shocked if he has a major impact. He didn't produce in KC and they have Tamba Holi and Jackson. He is not a high motor guy, and his burst is limited.

I hope this deal is structured with very little penalty if he "competes in camp" and they let him go.

This is asinine. Dorsey has always played with a high motor, it was one of the biggest pro's about him when he came out for the draft. Nobody has questioned his motor, you're just throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.

He's throwing something, and it does start with an S, but it ain't spaghetti
Stumbled across this....

http://ninercaphell.com/2013/03/13/update-dorsey-signs-2-year-deal-with-max-value-of-7-million/
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