Originally posted by Kolohe:I don't believe the Niners' believe as I'm thinking. They're happy with the power running game, with the WRs and TEs blockers first. It's a formula that's proven to get the team into the playoffs, even into the SB, but not winning.
Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by regulator530:
Boldin is a must sing going into the 2014 season for a couple of reasons.
1. If the Niners want to win it all Boldin is a great leader to the team a classy veteran who can mentor Kap going forward
2. He is physical and with the Hawks CB we need a guy like him to get of the line in press coverage
3. Niners suffer on third down and red zone plays he makes a great third down option
4. Great route runner great hands and great attitude make him an essential part to Kaps growth
We had him this past season for three games against Seattle and could do next to nothing with him. I like Boldin, but we need to change our approach to force Seattle to adjust what they do defensively against us. If they had to keep two safeties deep for example to account for a speedy receiver on the outside, with Crabtree opposite, and Boldin in the slot, we can create some mismatches in the passing game and also create more space for our backs to run. Defenders would be fearful of crowding the line of scrimmage because they could potentially be giving up a big place.
What are you talking about, Boldin had close to 100 yards vs Seattle at home, that's where they were letting players play. Instead in Seattle, where they just let their CB's play.
The home advantage for the Seahawks is not going to change. Boldin has proven to be indispensable against lesser defenses. Against the Seahawks in Seattle, we need at least one WR starter with speed (yes, and all the other attributes required of a starter).
Whatever you say, there's a reason the team is in negotiations with him for a multi-year contract, gee I wonder who's right in this event?
Name your starter with speed who is gonna come in right away and take Boldin or Crabtrees spot?? Yes the team does need to add speed, and I have no doubt that they will, but that receiver with speed at best will be the 3rd or the 4th receiver. And will may likely take over for Boldin or Crabtree (if re-signed), he just has to fight off Quiton Patton for the job too. This offense isn't the greatest show on turf (thank god), a speedy receiver isn't asked to be on the field all the time.
The starter with speed could be Watkins, Beckhem, Moncrief. I don't know and don't care which. But I would urge the FO to prepare that plan and seek out the person they feel will start with Crab by at least mid-season. For instance, if they feel that Watkins is the guy, then develop the trade that gets a pick high enough. Yes, the trade may include a starter like Iupati or Ray McDonald and high picks.