Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by Giedi:One thing that George Siefert had over Fangio is that George can draft DB's. I don't think Fangio has 1. drafted well on the DB side or 2. devoted enough resources to shore up our DBs using high round picks. Eric Reid is a good start, but I'd like him to concentrate more on getting better DB's than putting so much draft capital on the Linebacking side.
It's a passing league nowadays, specially in the post season, and having great linebackers is good for the regular season where you have a lot of teams that suck at passing and their bread and butter is running, but our weak secondary has been really hurting us in the post season.
Baalke is in charge of the draft. I am sure that Fangio works with Baalke and gives his input, but we really do not enough information to even guess about the drafting ability of Fangio.
Assume what we may, we do not even know who was the main force behind the selection of Reid.
George Seifert didn't draft either until he took over from Walsh. By then his defenses won 4 super bowls.
You are criticizing the ability of Fangio to draft. Fangio does not draft the players; Baalke does.
You should not criticize him for his drafting skill, when he does not draft. Not all that complicated.
The guy is the defensive coordinator, and it's his job to advocate for his side of the LOS. It would be idiotic to think he doesn't have *any* say in the draft at all. Good DC's push for their players - after all, it's their job on the line too if the front office doesn't give them the tools to succeed. Now, Baalke has the ultimate last word on who is to be drafted, that's true. But my criticism isn't so much on how this organization drafts, as it's their defensive philosophy.
Again, the main thrust of my peeve is that they are not designed to win in the post season. When was the last time Walsh had all pro middle linebackers and won the Super Bowl? Nothing against P Willis or Bowman, but Walsh had 3 Super bowls and the emphasis and genius of his defense was to stop the pass, not the run. Seifert has two Super Bowl wins, and his first one was built on Walsh's defensive emphasis on stopping the pass, not the run, in the post season.
Seattle under Pete, essentially was using Seifert's defensive design, to win the last Super Bowl. While, our dome patrol defense keeps failing in the post season. In 1994, we didn't get a safety in free agency to put us over the top, we got a CB in Deion. Last three drafts, lots of cap space and draft resources was devoted to the safety position rather than the CB position. I think the fact that we haven't emphasized strong cornerback play, and emphasized strong front 7 play goes back to the dome patrol philosophy which hasn't won a Super Bowl as far as I know. That's my peeve on Fangio, not the fact that he drafts or doesn't draft. That's a side issue.