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Baalke made 2 errors this offseason

Tom Gamble explains why he left the 49ers for the Eagles-
Why would Gamble take a job that was in essence a lateral move, and leave a franchise that has had great recent success for a team that was starting over with a new head coach and from near bottom?

Gamble, who spoke to a handful of Eagles reporters today on the phone, admitted that his situation in San Francisco was great. But he said the allure of returning to the first NFL team he worked for, and to the area that he was raised proved too much to resist.

"I wasn't looking to go anywhere. I was in a great situation ... as good as it gets in this business," Gamble said. "But it was Philadelphia. For me, that means something."

Gamble began his career in 1988 working as a scout for the Eagles. His father, Harry, was the Eagles' president at the time. Gamble eventually became the college scouting coordinator before leaving in 1994.


http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-eagles/Tom-Gamble-explains-why-he-left-the-49ers-for-the-Eagles.html
Trust Baalke he has a plan. We might have our FS of the future already on the team. My first guess would be Culliver.
Originally posted by Wrathman:
Trust Baalke he has a plan. We might have our FS of the future already on the team. My first guess would be Culliver.

.....culliver is not going to play FS.....
[ Edited by NinerFan408 on Mar 9, 2013 at 10:17 PM ]
Originally posted by SportsFan:
First nomination for worst football related thread of year.

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Originally posted by Squidp:
Originally posted by JamesGatz83:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Letting Goldson go and keeping Whitner + a rookie will make us worse and a Super Bowl run much tougher.

Nah. A safety does not make or break a defense. If we restore and upgrade our pass rush, nobody will notice he's gone.


Originally posted by JamesGatz83:
Nah, the lack of pass rush is what killed us. Virtually no safety in the world could've covered up for the lack of pass rush we exhibited down the stretch.

It was no coincidence that our defense fell apart at the exact moment Justin Smith got injured.

If a QB can step up into a clean pocket or roll out and buy time and throw without pressure, his rate of success is going to increase enormously regardless of who's playing in the secondary. You can only ask guys to cover for so long, and ultimately there's no defending a perfectly thrown ball.

Literally...the exact moment. As soon as he left against the Patriots, you could see the entire defense start to slip. They could have a whole rookie secondary, as long as the DL is upgrade and the pass rush is consistent, they'll be fine. Conversely, you could have a secondary filled with top players and still get beat if your pass rush isn't getting home.


You're going to struggle to beat premium QB's like Tom Brady and Drew Brees just on the strength of your secondary alone. If you give them enough time, they will make plays and will carve your defense up.
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Literally...the exact moment. As soon as he left against the Patriots, you could see the entire defense start to slip. They could have a whole rookie secondary, as long as the DL is upgrade and the pass rush is consistent, they'll be fine. Conversely, you could have a secondary filled with top players and still get beat if your pass rush isn't getting home.


You're going to struggle to beat premium QB's like Tom Brady and Drew Brees just on the strength of your secondary alone. If you give them enough time, they will make plays and will carve your defense up.
why they chose not to blitz bowman and willis once in a while in the super bowl is beyond me. they better damn well fix that pass rush. i am sure having the ghost of fred dean in there to pass rush helped out the rookie secondary quartet back in 1981. our secondary in the 80's was helped by haley and others. the secondary in 94 would not have been as good had we not signed tim harris to wreck havoc once ken norton broken richard dents leg
Well I'm sure the OP could do much better, the Niners should fire Baalke and hire him (or her).
Fire Baalke, fire harbaugh for letting Goldson get away too
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since when did it become fashionable for people to get torn to shreds by the wolves of the webzone simple because they point out a mistake they think the front office made?its like being called a racist simply because you disagree with the president. the coach made a big mistake letting the akers thing draw out like it did, costing us two games, when he should have cut him after the first rams loss and signed kaeding. they made another mistake by not using bowman and willis in a way that would help the team in the super bowl, and of course first and goal from the 7 with the best run blocking line in the nfl ,with even little james getting two yards on first down,, speaks for it self. in no way do i think JH should be fired for those but coaches and front office,, no matter how golden they seem to be, should and ought to be held accountable
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Whom would you rather have Dashon Goldson or Aldon Smith/Kaepernick as a long term 49er?
Originally posted by NinerFan408:
Originally posted by Wrathman:
Trust Baalke he has a plan. We might have our FS of the future already on the team. My first guess would be Culliver.

.....culliver is not going to play FS.....

I wouldn't be so sure. Safety is his most natural position. It's where he played in college. The corner thing has been an experiment. They took a safety and since he had size and speed, they've been seeing if he can play corner.
Originally posted by NinerFan408:
Originally posted by Wrathman:
Trust Baalke he has a plan. We might have our FS of the future already on the team. My first guess would be Culliver.

.....culliver is not going to play FS.....

Culliver was a good FS at South Carolina. When SF drafted him he was able to play both, but FS might be his more natural position.
One thing for sure, JH/Baalke won't leave a stone unturned.

Soapoaga, Staley catching passes. DLine people playing in Jumbo packages.

If Cully can play S then they'll figure it out.
I agree with this thread. The dude is right you guys we should have tagged Goldson for this season to being home trophy #6 we're definitely making another run this year for the Super Bowl. Better to have a between pro bowl safety who hits like a truck and knows our cover system over a couple rookies. Plus we could have drafted our rookies to be under study's with Dashon... That all being said After the Super Bowl Goldson made it clear that he didn't want the franchise tag but would play and go along if he were tagged.