I would bet that we won't be seeing too much of the 3-4 defense this week. Aldon seemed to get exposed when Lynch came out of the back field all alone this past weekend. Since AS can't coverage he is almost a liability when teams send backs out of the back field to his side.
Harbaugh has mentioned Tony Jerrod - Eddie as the back up NT behind Dorsey. I have a hard time believing that a team competing to win a super bowl would stick with Dorsey & Jerrod - Eddie as the starters in the middle at the NT position. Our scheme was exposed when Seattle spread us out and had Lynch sneak out on Aldon's side. A way to counter this would be to run a 4-3 defense where Aldon can concentrate on rushing the passer and I believe this is what JH and Fangio will do this week.
What's with drafting all of the injured rookies? I wonder if JH and Baalke just figure it gives them more time to study the playbook and get mental reps? We drafted three guys that can't suit up until after week six or next year, is our roster so stacked that we don't need draft picks to play right away?
We even picked up FA's that are injured and can't play until week six. I'm hoping JH is breeding competition! Meaning that after week 12 we will probably have Crabtree & Manningham pushing 2 WR's off the roster which means they will need to fight to hold onto a roster spot. Same with Dial & Tank in regards to the D-line and the CB from Tampa regarding Namndi (SP).
In short, JH has put the team in competition for roster spots through the entire regular season. I hope this works because it's SUPER BOWL or bust!