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We need a true nose tackle

The team knows that the defense flows thru the NT. The defense has played good. Even before injuries came up, the plugger in the middle would not only allow Willis and Bowman to fill the holes and hold teams to 3 yards MAXX in the ground game, and it took pressure and responsibility off Smith and McDonald so they could occupy their two blockers and allow more rush from the outside. And if we pressured like we have with Aldon, then the offense would slide someone in to help block, which obviously took away a route in passing downs. But that was in 2012 and 2011. Now we give up 5 yards a pop.

On the surface, it looks like the run D is still dominant and it has played better with Dorsey holding the anchor in the last few weeks (Rams, Texans, Cardinals) --and even the Texans could've keep punching with their effective running game-- but its only effective because Justin and RayMac are such dominant players at their position. This cannot be overstated...,>>> They are being relied on way too much and even they are getting beat in the second half of games because teams are going right after them and they cant hold up enough for what their being asked to do.

Remember 2011 run defense? Not a single rushing TD until week 14 or ?? If we had that NT now AND the range we have at FS together wow , watch out.

But No, a few posters look at stats and think we have sufficient enough defenders to stop teams running games, but it wont work down the stretch with Justin and RayMac exhausted from carrying all this weight on the back end of the schedule

Mark my words, its going to happen. Our run D will be our doom if we keep running our dominant DEs into the ground without players to truly spell them and keep them fresh. Im not even sure a healthy Dorsey is enough at NT to keep our Defense elite in December.

A better NT will keep our Justin Smith playing at a high level, but without that right now, no one can tell me any different
[ Edited by SFL49ER on Oct 19, 2013 at 1:05 PM ]
Dial activated.
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
Dial activated.

350 lbs of fun.
This is a big mother f**kr
i'm 5'10" 160, i think i can play NT
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It will interesting to see if Jerod-Eddie and Dial can hold the middle.

It might be a bit rough, but with Willis and Bowman behind them, it should work OK, if the outside linebackers can set the edge.

Some long drives by the offense would also be very useful in making sure the defensive line does not get worn out.

Well, in any case we will find out tomorrow.

GO Niners.

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I'm surprised they didn't cut Cunningham, too. Maybe that means Rio is still out a week or two.
Originally posted by ninergold:
I'm surprised they didn't cut Cunningham, too. Maybe that means Rio is still out a week or two.


Forgot about him, what's the scouting report on him? Is he a passrusher?
Great news.

Both TJE & Dial need real game experience to get better.

Titans and Jax are good teams to get them started.
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
i'm 5'10" 160, i think i can play NT

Nah you're a little on the light side. Maybe D end for you. I on the other hand could dominate at the nose tackle position. 5'10 and 175 pounds of brute force. Ain't no mother f**ker can block me!!
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
i'm 5'10" 160, i think i can play NT

Nah you're a little on the light side. Maybe D end for you. I on the other hand could dominate at the nose tackle position. 5'10 and 175 pounds of brute force. Ain't no mother f**ker can block me!!

pssshhhh. I could play small NT, 5'7, 216 lbs. I need to lose some poundage.
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
pssshhhh. I could play small NT, 5'7, 216 lbs. I need to lose some poundage.


Brother? Looks like you and me need to lay off the Twinkies.
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
Originally posted by pwillis52beasty:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
i'm 5'10" 160, i think i can play NT

Nah you're a little on the light side. Maybe D end for you. I on the other hand could dominate at the nose tackle position. 5'10 and 175 pounds of brute force. Ain't no mother f**ker can block me!!

pssshhhh. I could play small NT, 5'7, 216 lbs. I need to lose some poundage.


Oh s**t Vince Wilfork mini me?
Originally posted by IMnotsoHO:
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
pssshhhh. I could play small NT, 5'7, 216 lbs. I need to lose some poundage.


Brother? Looks like you and me need to lay off the Twinkies.

lol, I think I have a thyroid problem. I dont eat much, and gain weight tho. I try to stay far away from fatty foods. I eat veggys, and fruit most of the time. Still gain weight. I see the doctor next week, or week after. Need other things checked out,
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
Originally posted by IMnotsoHO:
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
pssshhhh. I could play small NT, 5'7, 216 lbs. I need to lose some poundage.


Brother? Looks like you and me need to lay off the Twinkies.

lol, I think I have a thyroid problem. I dont eat much, and gain weight tho. I try to stay far away from fatty foods. I eat veggys, and fruit most of the time. Still gain weight. I see the doctor next week, or week after. Need other things checked out,


Yeah possible hypothyroidism. Get that checked for.