Thank you for the welcome.
Firstly, it is easy for me to spell dashon goldson. It may not be for you but it sure was for me. I spelt golston as so not the correct way. So maybe now you can see where the mistake was made. I do know who dashon goldson is as I've been a 49er fan for about 15 years and followed them every single year win or lose. I also know who Vernon gholston is because he was well known for being a first round bust. This is something easily accessed online but I've followed both players since they were drafted. so you can take me for my word or not. I don't care. Just like I don't care about being ridiculed for my spelling or knowledge of the game.
Ahmad Brooks WAS selected to be a probowl reserve. The 49ers' Pro Bowl alternates: Lee, guard Alex Boone, linebacker Ahmad Brooks, tackle Anthony Davis, tight end Vernon Davis, center Jonathan Goodwin, cornerback Carlos Rogers and special teamer C.J. Spillman. I will not say that any of you are ignorant homers anymore. We've been a great team for 2 years and so most 49ers fans think just about everyone on our team is a pro-bowl or all pro caliber player. This isn't the case. Much like the steelers great defense a couple years back, they were able to build continuity and play better as a unit. Why have the ravens played so good? same reason. Reed Lewis Suggs Ngata. Flaco Rice Boldin.
Every unit has it's weak links and I'm not implying that brooks is one. I think if anyone needs to go it is rogers notice how I didn't put Rodgers? EAT ME. lol only joking. I am saying however that brooks and McDonald can be upgraded. You were suggesting that brooks was the most well rounded linebacker. I disagree as willis is a seasoned veteran that is pretty darn good at everything he does and bowman is a better blitzer and probably better in coverage too. Well aldon smith struggled dropping back in coverage his rookie year, I think he made some serious strides this year. He also was the best against the run and think he was much improved this year.
I'm not asking brooks to fill up the stat sheet. I just don't see brooks constantly in the qbs face, nor do I see mac. They might be good against the run but they also brought whitner down in the box to help and what side did whitner lay hat from? I realize that the cameras have other people on our defense to focus on. I went to the seattle and Arizona game though, and anyway when I watch football, I typically watch the offensive and defensive line more than the average fan. That's where the game is usually won, at the LOS. I usually see a lot of pressure from the smiths, a decent amount of pressure from the middle when they did bring willis or bowman, and a decent amount from brooks and mac.
To sum it all up. I felt like I needed to vent because a lot of you were acting like it would be this miracle if lemonier or tank took over for the majority of the snaps by the seasons end. Why draft those players if you felt like they couldn't contribute now and later. You guys pretty much are all in agreement that McDonald and Patton are going to have an impact this year and if lattimore comes back strong from that injury whew-eee. Why not our defensive guys too, and not just reid. A couple years ago when aldon was drafted people said he would need to be groomed. And yes it did take time but he got there. Yeah he was a first round pick so it is different but parys harlson was a solid starter at the time. We needed to generate more of a puss rush and that is why smith was drafted. Same thing IMO applies to this year.
That was all and I won't say anymore. Go 49ers. After a terrible drought for so long and to get so close 2 years in a row.... This is our year
Originally posted by buck:
Welcome to Niner Talk. But, you should proof read your posts.
People here will eat you alive if you make dumb mistakes, and no disrespect intended you are making a lot of them.
There is qualatative difference between the strong side and the weak side assignments. I am by no means perfect. I often confuse the two because it is like looking in a mirror, and I can never figure out why right hand looks like it is my left hand.
My spelling is atrocious, and I mean really atrocious, but there is no way in my father's house (hell for you humans) that Vernon Gholston is a misspelling of Dashon Goldson.
The Pro Bowl and All Pro are not the same. The names are similar, but the difference is basic NFL football. Making All Pro is a clear indication that the player is an elite player. Making the Pro Bowl could mean that the player is a popular or well known player,
Alex Smith may have have been a Pro Bowl alternate, but Ahmad Brooks was a second team All Pro, not a Pro Bowl reserve.
I suggest that you be more judicious in your posts, proof read them, and try to avoid calling the rest of us homers, much less ignorant homers. I maybe a homer, I even may be ignorant, but calling me an ignorant homer is not necessary, if you are logical and disciplined in expressing your ideas.