Originally posted by GNielsen:
I hope this has already been posted, but everyone should keep in mind that the Broncos kept most of their defensive 1's in for almost the entire first half. So a lot of that backup offensive line work that didn't look that good was against starters.
Yeah i noticed, but that was good for our backups. They need to go against high level competition.
Originally posted by vrabbit:
not just the fact that Colt McCoy sucks, but the fact that Tolzien also didn't perform too well. I've just never been a fan of McCoy in the NFL (I've rooted for him though) and I'm very concerned about him as a #2 to the point I was kind of expecting Tolzien to outplay him or at least make it interesting.
That battle is definitely interesting after last night, but not in a good way
FWIW I did think Tolzien outplayed McCoy
I agree. Both were crap. That begs the question, why did we cut Josh Johnson over Tolzien in the first place again ?? I really want to see what BJ Daniels has got. Also, I am in favour of switching our back-ups to mobile QBs as well. If we still had Josh Johnson and if BJ can show up, it could have been quite an interesting QB corps.
Josh Johnson was brought in to compete for the number 2 job/starter, not the 3rd qb who never dresses. But I agree, I wish we wouldn't have cut him.
Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
I would say backup OT.. but in games that matter, I suspect Boone would kick out if need be. So... I say backup QB.
Moving Boone out to OT would disrupt the consistency all along the OL. Maybe if there was a major injury to Staley or Davis we would probably move Boone out to OT during the week. But in a game, it would probably be a guy off the bench. Probably Adam Snyder since he is the only OL we have that is good enough to make the team that has any experience at OT.
I was really hoping we would draft an OT in the mid-rounds or find a decent FA. Instead, we brought back Snyder... who is only decent as a guard. But still, even he would be better than the scrubs I saw on the field last night.
This is from the Bob McKittrick days of OL coaching. It is why the Niners draft veratile OL players. You need the best 5 OL starting with a focus on the OT or book ends.
The Niners absolutely would kick Boone out to OT if one went down to injury. They have several folks who can play guard to replace Boone.
Would you rather have
RG- Kilgore/Snyder or Looney
LT Snyder- Wiggins
No in a game Boone is the first guy to move to tackle, it happened a number of different times last year, and it's well documented. Boone has been the back up OT for years now!
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