Perhaps it's providential the 9ers do not use a true NT, as an injury would leave them out of luck with their subs. Purcell is considered undersized, Dial was a role player at Alabama, used all over the line, Carradine seems suited for DE in the 3/4, not NT. So Fangiio may be a genius in creating a line that is undersized by NFL standards for a 3/4. Purcell worked mostly at NT during TC, so at least he knows the position.
Will Fangio dial up more Bowman (or Willis) blitzing to keep the offense honest? That might be an unintended benefit...love Bowman's tenacity!
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Oct 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM ]