Originally posted by Baldie:
Here's what I'm a little concerned about. Most of the media talking about Wilson being an average QB that past 5 weeks and that he's struggling. Who's to say he comes out this Sunday and proves everyone wrong. In every game, he was still able to run around. The niner D has to contain him.
For sure, Wilson can be a very effective quarterback and the effective Wilson may show up on Sunday. You stated the main thing the 9ers defense needs to do to keep the effective Wilson from showing up is to literally contain him - don't let him scramble out of the pocket. But Wilson can be a reasonably good pocket passer, so it's not just a matter of keeping him from scrambling - they need to collapse the pocket at the same time, preferably from hard pressure up the middle. (Actually, the most effective way to limit Wilson is to limit Lynch.)
[ Edited by 49erphan on Jan 17, 2014 at 7:28 AM ]