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49ers signed Glenn Dorsey

Originally posted by toppdogg32:
Yeah, I think this rules out us drafting a NT the next few years (Dial and jerod-Eddie can play it too), so this was a great signing all around. I thought he'd be great too, esp. outta college, and when I saw how he wasn't used right in KC, I knew NT is where he excelled in College, so in pro's it was a natural fit.

system makes a difference they find fits for our defensive system because it's set in stone what we need. easier to draft for it because its consistent.

offensive side we are too hybrid that's why i think we have had so many misses.

when you think about eric wright who played damn good. brock, reid is out there they didn't get deep on him again. and he made a hell of a tackle to make that pass incomplete.

then you look at the line with jerod eddie and dorsey.. with macdonald out.. making plays.

they have to keep getting rotated in once others get healthy too
Dorsey is getting better week after week ....I think it's safe to say we got a Steal !!!!!!
He is really playing VERY solid football.

We made out big time getting him.
Yeah glad we have him and Skuta for one more year at least. Both were steals and you can ask Bengals fans they though Skuta nothing more than ST guy said he was horrible at ILB. Well moved him to OLB, doesn't need to cover as much space. He's done a good job setting the edge and creating pressure at times too. I think Dorsey is a better NT than Williams but could have used him still obviously. Williams would probably be starting at DE when McDonald is out and getting plenty of time as a backup too. Yeah 2 years 6 million for Dorsey I think we upgraded a bunch over Sopoaga and didn't have to pay 3 years 12 million. So upgraded and got cheaper so that's a win. I think most of us could see Sopoaga was regressing majorly in 2012 after a great year at NT in 2011. He will probably call it quits soon.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Nov 26, 2013 at 8:42 AM ]
Good call on Skuta -Gore21!
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
He is really playing VERY solid football.

We made out big time getting him.

no doubt i hope we extend him, he has been stout playing the nose
Originally posted by niners94:
No, Ian was just better. But I'm glad Glenn is doing a great job.

This was a starter spot I paid close attention during preseason games. I found Williams UDFA status just as intriguing as Dorseys top 5. Despite what TC reports said when preseason games started Williams was not the go ahead favorite. In fact Dorsey and Williams both had their limitations. Williams was in great shape, and was very stout in the middle, but his movement, pass rushing moves, and quickness were average. Dorsey was out of shape and he appeared very slow to react to new developments. Dorsey showed glimpses of an incredibly powerful base, explosive hands, great technique, and just all around good fundamentals for the DT/NT position. I don't disagree with Williams as the starter but Dorsey has delivered and I feel with Dorsey we got a player with more ability therefore a higher ceiling.

Do we extend Dorsey?
[ Edited by eonblue on Nov 26, 2013 at 8:47 PM ]
I keep hearing how great Dorsey is, but I keep seeing RBs running straight up the gut on us. I don't remember that happening at all last year and especially in 2011. Soap and RJF seemed better to me.
Originally posted by DanSkutaHOF:
I keep hearing how great Dorsey is, but I keep seeing RBs running straight up the gut on us. I don't remember that happening at all last year and especially in 2011. Soap and RJF seemed better to me.

Its hard to take your comment seriously when you say Dorsey leaves then middle open and then say Sopo was better. The last half of the season Sopo couldn't clog up the middle against a single block.

Dorsey has been excellent in every facet. He gets push that alters the RBs run. He can rip off the block to cover the backside, and is great at holding his ground on the double team. Not to mention he offers some form of pass rush, and can play in the nickel. Plus hes super cheap.
Cheaper + better = winning
Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by niners94:
No, Ian was just better. But I'm glad Glenn is doing a great job.

This was a starter spot I paid close attention during preseason games. I found Williams UDFA status just as intriguing as Dorseys top 5. Despite what TC reports said when preseason games started Williams was not the go ahead favorite. In fact Dorsey and Williams both had their limitations. Williams was in great shape, and was very stout in the middle, but his movement, pass rushing moves, and quickness were average. Dorsey was out of shape and he appeared very slow to react to new developments. Dorsey showed glimpses of an incredibly powerful base, explosive hands, great technique, and just all around good fundamentals for the DT/NT position. I don't disagree with Williams as the starter but Dorsey has delivered and I feel with Dorsey we got a player with more ability therefore a higher ceiling.

Do we extend Dorsey?

Oh yes. Given half a chance. Another great signing.
Jim Tomsula nuff said.....
Dorsey's performance is on an upward trajectory. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets his game up to the level that Ahmad Brooks is at right now.
you see it time and time again when a former top 5 pick who fails goes to another team with strong structure and shows he is worth playing in the league. maybe never reach the dominant status some predicted but thats not what the 49ers acquired him for.
Originally posted by 21SandersMoss84:
Dorsey's performance is on an upward trajectory. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets his game up to the level that Ahmad Brooks is at right now.

hell yea
Originally posted by crabman82:
you see it time and time again when a former top 5 pick who fails goes to another team with strong structure and shows he is worth playing in the league. maybe never reach the dominant status some predicted but thats not what the 49ers acquired him for.

See I wonder if he could reach his past dominance. Im not just talking off the cuff because realistically he's not a man amongst boys the way he was in college. Physically he's explosive in his upper body and his lower body is stout. He plays with great balance. From a technique standpoint he has great hands and he plays with great leverage. He also has 3 pass rush moves which is good for man his size. So Dorsey has all this ability and he comes here. Best dline coach in the league. Great teammates. Great environment. Hes getting.eased into system that doesn't pressure him to rush. This team has rehabilitated tons of 1st rounders who not Dorsey? Could you imagine finally having a NT that can.create pressure? Dorsey has 2 sacks and 29 tackles which is great for hos position. This is only his 1st year too. Hes far from a finished product. We all know it's the 3rd-4th year that we see new players function fully in this defense.Hes only signed for 2 years tho. I was thinking about it and with Williams extension and drafting Dial, dorsey is going to have to be a bargain. I hope he makes the smart.move and stick with us for around 3mil.
[ Edited by eonblue on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:16 PM ]