Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Another take on our run defense per PFF
Up front there were solid displays from Ray McDonald (+1.9), Glenn Dorsey (+1.2), and Ahmad Brooks (+1.3) but behind them there were more down performances from the 49ers in one game than you'd expect to see combined in a month. Both Justin Smith (-2.5 run defense) and NaVorro Bowman (-2.9 run defense) were uncharacteristically poor against the ground game, as were reserve linemen Tony Jerod-Eddie (-2.5) and linebacker Michael Wilhoite (-2.1)
Still want to put all our struggles on Dorsey? Sorry guys, but it's not that simple. We have waaay more issues. NT is not the problem.
Again, this is why PFF isn't really resourceful. How was Dorsey in one on one match ups and two on one? Sure Dorsey had a tackle and a sack, but he gave up more than he contributed. Also, opposing running games have owned the defense in the 4th quarter, which is another reason why you need a true NT to either spell or replace Dorsey and vice versa.
Sofaking, I agree with the offense being a huge problem also but Im not going to talk about the same offensive issues in 5 different threads.
Sofa, In how many replays of the last two+ years have you seen opposing guards run totally clean up the field to engulf Willis and Bowman? Not much, until this year. Its consistent now. Im watching the plays closely at this point of attack and the center is pushing the line of scrimmage. We are giving up 5,6, and 9 yards a rush on first down. That is not 49ers football, and the 9ers offense is not to blame for our rush defense letting them have their way in the first quarter.
When we sign a legitimate nosetackle, we will start to see more of those 3 and outs we're accustomed to around here. Then teams wont be so confident going into the 4th quarter with their rushing attack. I guarantee it. Also those 3 and outs create more of those opportunities for us to get SOMETHING going on offense, but you already know that.
350 yards rushing against in two games and that's not a problem?
[ Edited by SFL49ER on Sep 23, 2013 at 6:07 PM ]