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Coaches Film Analysis: 2017 Season

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I just hope that the team doesn't start drinking the Kool-Aid. They gotta keep their noses to the grindstone.
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
I just hope that the team doesn't start drinking the Kool-Aid. They gotta keep their noses to the grindstone.

+1 Wish the whole team and coaching staff stay hungry to improve. We want to be Contenders not Pretenders!
  • Giedi
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Originally posted by Bleed49ers4Life:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
I just hope that the team doesn't start drinking the Kool-Aid. They gotta keep their noses to the grindstone.

+1 Wish the whole team and coaching staff stay hungry to improve. We want to be Contenders not Pretenders!
Cutting Aaron Lynch will be a huge step in the right direction!
So, on the first drive of the game we had one of the biggest plays of the game for either side.



So, I believe Kittle has an option route here. It looks like if he sees zone he'll sit down on a curl for a horizontal stretch, vs man it'll be a stick nod route where he'll fake the out and run a post. We motion Kittle across and the LB follows while LA shows 2 deep safeties indicating a man-coverage look.



At the snap LA goes with a cover 1 'robber'. It's called such because most teams when seeing cover 2 -man will look to attack the middle of the field so they drop the safeties down the middle to look to pick off those routes. I remember Rod Woodson taking an interception on a house call on MNF when he played for the raiders on this same defensive call. Jimmy sees the safeties change coverage so he knows if he's gonna hit Kittle he's got to hit him early our of his break.



Kittle does a nice job here against the man coverage. He starts his initial move before the defender can make any contact or disrupt him.



One thing that's great about a QB to be putting it on film that he can look to one side and throw to the other is that defenders can't key in on where he's looking every time. Even though he's looking over at Kittle the safety doesn't believe it and slides towards the 3 receiver side. Meanwhile, Kittle did such a nice job of faking his man out, he falls down. Though, a lot of players were sliding and slipping on this surface, it was as bad as Levi's in the early days.

Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by Bleed49ers4Life:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
I just hope that the team doesn't start drinking the Kool-Aid. They gotta keep their noses to the grindstone.

+1 Wish the whole team and coaching staff stay hungry to improve. We want to be Contenders not Pretenders!
Cutting Aaron Lynch will be a huge step in the right direction!

he's a FA, so no need to cut the fat.....
FWIW the next 3 plays after the Kittle play were:
dropped pass
dropped pass
WR slipped on his 2nd step and screwed up the concept and play.
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Originally posted by jonnydel:
Well 49er fans, the bittersweet season that was 2017 is now over for us. It was a rough ride the first 9 weeks and was hard to keep watching losing football, even when you know it's a rebuild year. It seems like forever ago we fans were talking about Rosen and Darnold and whether or not we'd have 2 no wins teams in the NFL this year. What a difference a couple months can make.

While it would've been nice to see how we measured up against the cream of the NFC West next season it was still nice to get a W.

This was definitely the poorest performance by Jimmy G yet. That being said, even when it was a poor game, it wasn't a bad game. While it's not great to see a QB throw 2 picks in a game I've definitely seen uglier picks thrown. The 1st was just a great play by a defender in man-coverage. Jimmy didn't do anything different from other throws we've praised for throwing before Goodwin entered his break and trusted his receiver, one of those where you tip your hat to the defense. The 2nd wasn't the best, but again, wasn't terrible. I see why he threw it and his receiver did slip badly in his break. Probably not the best decision but, again, I've seen worse.

The defense played pretty well, though they were playing a quarterback who hasn't done anything and looked completely overwhelmed.

Standouts on defense were Foster(he had one really nice play where he matched Tavon Austin across the field), Reid, and Colbert. I would be interested to know why we flipped Johnson and Weathersppon in this game.

Overall it's been a fun season with a crazy last 6 weeks. Here's to looking forward to next season and a whole bunch more changes in the upcoming months!

For the first time since week 6, Saleh went back to playing the CBs as field/boundary. Spoon was boundary and DJ was field. A beat writer needs to ask him why because this isn't something teams normally do. I'm on a beach somewhere so I won't be cutting anything up for this game.
On the next drive we open up with a nice gainer. W. Phillips doesn't like being too predictable and likes to mix up what the opposing QB sees from drive to drive.



On this play they show a single high safety. But, their alignment gives away the play. We motion Hyde out of the backfield and the corner follows out, revealing zone coverage. However, the OLB shows coverage over Kittle but that doesn't make sense. There's no way the OLB is in coverage with the LB as well on that side. That puts 3 defenders on 2 receivers on that side with 3 receivers vs 2 defenders on the other. That's not the way these plays are drawn up. The only way that happens is if LA goes 8 man-coverage. The OLB on the 2 receiver side starts creeping up too soon and gives away his blitz.



The LB over the middle messes up. He thinks he's covering the middle of the field but I think that was supposed to be the OLB's area, that and JG, seeing the blitz looks left first to move the defense. Kittle also dials down and knows he's the hot receiver so he immediately turns to look for the pass.



Jimmy, after looking off the defense hits Kittle.



Great ball placement.

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I hope you replay the two Jimmy G Int's, I'd love to know who was at fault or what lead to them.
Originally posted by thl408:
Originally posted by jonnydel:
Well 49er fans, the bittersweet season that was 2017 is now over for us. It was a rough ride the first 9 weeks and was hard to keep watching losing football, even when you know it's a rebuild year. It seems like forever ago we fans were talking about Rosen and Darnold and whether or not we'd have 2 no wins teams in the NFL this year. What a difference a couple months can make.

While it would've been nice to see how we measured up against the cream of the NFC West next season it was still nice to get a W.

This was definitely the poorest performance by Jimmy G yet. That being said, even when it was a poor game, it wasn't a bad game. While it's not great to see a QB throw 2 picks in a game I've definitely seen uglier picks thrown. The 1st was just a great play by a defender in man-coverage. Jimmy didn't do anything different from other throws we've praised for throwing before Goodwin entered his break and trusted his receiver, one of those where you tip your hat to the defense. The 2nd wasn't the best, but again, wasn't terrible. I see why he threw it and his receiver did slip badly in his break. Probably not the best decision but, again, I've seen worse.

The defense played pretty well, though they were playing a quarterback who hasn't done anything and looked completely overwhelmed.

Standouts on defense were Foster(he had one really nice play where he matched Tavon Austin across the field), Reid, and Colbert. I would be interested to know why we flipped Johnson and Weathersppon in this game.

Overall it's been a fun season with a crazy last 6 weeks. Here's to looking forward to next season and a whole bunch more changes in the upcoming months!

For the first time since week 6, Saleh went back to playing the CBs as field/boundary. Spoon was boundary and DJ was field. A beat writer needs to ask him why because this isn't something teams normally do. I'm on a beach somewhere so I won't be cutting anything up for this game.

I may have missed it cause I thought I had looked for that.....maybe I need more coffee, lol.

Also, have fun in the sun, get ......you know what you need to do in the shade
[ Edited by jonnydel on Jan 3, 2018 at 2:21 PM ]

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This was the 49ers only win against the NFCW and it was against LAR's 2nd and 3rd teamers, so they still have work to do to close the gap in the division; although certain teams may be moving back to the pack (AZ & SEA).
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The play at the end of the half where Marsh was credited with a sack and forced fumble (???) Buckner absolutely whipped his man at the LOS and actually got to Mannion before Marsh. Beautiful to watch.
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Originally posted by FL9er:
This was the 49ers only win against the NFCW and it was against LAR's 2nd and 3rd teamers, so they still have work to do to close the gap in the division; although certain teams may be moving back to the pack (AZ & SEA).

It's going to be a dogfight between LA Rams and the 49ers next year. Cardinals with so many retirement issues, I don't think will be a big factor, and with all the Seadderall players injured and aging, Seadderall will be going downhill I hope next year.
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Originally posted by jonnydel:
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by Bleed49ers4Life:
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
I just hope that the team doesn't start drinking the Kool-Aid. They gotta keep their noses to the grindstone.

+1 Wish the whole team and coaching staff stay hungry to improve. We want to be Contenders not Pretenders!
Cutting Aaron Lynch will be a huge step in the right direction!

he's a FA, so no need to cut the fat.....

Very good point!
The rams should switch to the old school blue and yellow full time
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