Originally posted by ruthless49er:
Originally posted by 49erphan:
Originally posted by thl408:
Originally posted by 49erphan:
I pretty much agree with all your points, but I'd like to amplify on your point Number 6 by mentioning that Baalke also may have landed a couple of very important picks for the the future in Carradine and Lattimore. (And it's possible that in a couple of years Okoye could turn into a very good defensive lineman).
It seemed to me that Bowman didn't play quite as well as he had in the last few games - he may only have been the second best linebacker on the field.
I think the 9er defense basically not allowing the Bucs to run the ball but then also keeping heavy pressure on Glennon was impressive. I hope someone posts an explanation of what happened in the secondary on the Bucs touchdowns. My quick impression is that there is some miscommunication going on back there.
Barber mentioned it during the telecast, too. Blown coverage due to miscommunication.
The look pre-snap:
Reid will be providing double coverage on VJackson at the top of the scren. Here, Brooks hasn't slipped and fallen yet. But when he does, it causes Rogers to defend the WR in front of him. Thus allowing Wright to sneak in behind Rogers just as Whitner is passing the coverage assignment over to Rogers' part of the field.
The replay on the telecast was in slo-mo and I am restricted to use only GIFs under 5MB. I had to cut off the QB dropback, but wanted to focus on the defensive backfield. You can see Brooks slip, Rogers stay with out pattern in front of him, then allow Wright to sneak past everyone.
Thanks a lot for the pictures and animated GIF. Looks like what was mentioned in a later post - Rogers tried to respond to Brooks slipping, maybe for a split second thinking Whitner would cover the deep corner route and then realizing that that was a mistake.
hmm my question is this. Is Whitner playing man or zone? if hes playing man then he might have had Wright alone. Brooks falling down doesnt seem to be big factor. it just meant the TE was open under. Am i wrong for thinking Rogers would still have to account for the throw over brooks to the TE meaning hed have to watch him whether Brooks fell or not? Perhaps Rogers is in zone while Whitner is in man? wouldnt it make sense to trust our pro bowl safety on a WR? it just looks like Wright put a move on Whitner to make him hesitate and then ran right by him. Can someone explain the coverage theyre in?
From the looks of it, Whitner is in zone coverage. If he was in man coverage, he showed a very poor sense of urgency in following his man (Wright). He also seemed very content passing Wright off to Rogers' side of the field, as he came to a stop when Wright cut across his face. When I came to my analysis, I assumed a few things based on the film:
- Whitner is in zone (reasons above)
- Brooks is in zone: he didn't follow anyone and turned to watch the QB
- Rogers is in zone: he didn't run with the underneath route or Wright.
- Whitner is very cerebral and won't blow an assignment.
My take is Rogers tries to cover both Brooks' zone and his own and ends up doing neither. At the end of the play, Rogers and Whitner look at each other. Someone was not happy with the other. Pf course, we can only see what happened. We don't know what was supposed to happen.