Who will be the starter? or better yet who will step up?
Soap is gone..Mixed bag in 2012
Ian Williams can he step up?
Glenn Dorsey former 1st round pick.?
or what is the 49ers Gameplan along the D-LINE?
Originally posted by Montana1977:
Looks like it should be Dorsey to start with Williams and maybe Dial challenging him in training camp
On base downs, the 49ers use a nose tackle, but that does not mean they use a 3-4. In a 3-4, the nose tackle lines up directly over the center in a zero-technique position, and the ends line up on the outside shoulder of the offensive tackles in a five-technique position – creating three "bubbles" at the line of scrimmage. The 49ers don't do this. The 49ers base defense is a 4-3 Under, a variation of a four-man line. The defensive ends are not five-techniques. The ends are reduced, or "eagled down," over the outside eye of the guards to three-techniques, and the outside linebacker – Aldon Smith – essentially is a stand-up defensive end.
The nose tackle is a one gap player. He lines up between the center and guard in one-technique position. The strong safety usually plays the eighth-man-in-the-box concept, even from depth, just so nobody along the front has to be a two-gap defender.
Glenn Dorsey, the 49ers' newest defensive tackle, played five-technique for the Chiefs and was not successful, but the 49ers will not ask him to play five-technique. They're going to ask him to play three-technique or one-technique, classic 4-3 positions, the positions he played in college.
Originally posted by toppdogg32:
I see nothing wrong with the D Line now. Dorsey and Williams together will more than man the NT spot, I too wish we had drafted Jessie Williams, but I guess the coaching staff saw that the forementioned players can do the job, so Im rollin wit them. I think Dial becomes RJF replacement at LDE, moreso than NT. Carradine of course is the heir to J.Smith (he's up to 290lbs. now, and healed-being held out as a pre-caution). So 6 guys that can all be activated on game day- again I see nothing wrong.
Originally posted by NinerG94:I thought there were comments from either Baallke or JH stating that he will be playing NT.
Dial is a true NT IMO. He offers next to nothing in the pass rush department and is a typical run stuffing DT. I think he'll see some snaps in the base defense. Dorsey was not signed to play NT but could see some time there if Dial ends up not being worthy of any real snaps and thats definitely a possibility.