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Originally posted by longterm9erfan:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by GEEK:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Surprised this didn't get bumped. There's very little pro film to go off of, but if AA plays 3T full time, anyone think Street can step up and play DE on base downs opposite of Bosa?

If anything, AA will remain at DE on base downs and Street with rotate with Jones and Thomas at DT. You don't sign AA to that contract and pay him to play a different position.

I get that, the issue is on 1st and 2nd down. Can either of those guys hold up? Street is a former end that they moved inside.

From what I gather,Street is up to about 295 lbs. now, which is certainly big enough to play inside. The team has always said they like his skill set so we will certainly see. Let's also keep in mind the great job the DL coaches have done with AA over the past year so it appears the Niners feel they can develop the guys they already have on the roster to help mitigate the loss of Buck.
I'm really depending on him more than Thomas to replace Buckner. I didn't know he was up to 295, but it's not surprising. I think he was already 280 coming out of college. Extremely strong and is a natural pass rusher. If Street shows up this year, look out.
If he's over rehabbing I think he's going to be a major surprise player for us.
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Originally posted by longterm9erfan:
Well OK.....I have a difference of opinion with many of you...

For those of you old enough to recall, the Niners drafted an OG in the 11th round in 1983 named Jesse Sapolu. He missed almost 3 full seasons in his first 4 years in the NFL with a foot injury, and in fact, didn't even start a game until 1991, when he was almost 30 years old. Well, he won 4 Super Bowl rings and went to the Pro Bowl twice. He also switched positions midway through his career (to center from OG).
Now...I'm not saying Street will have a career like that but...I will say that it sometimes pays off to be patient with a talented player (Jimmie Ward comes to mind as well). Let's just give Street a full year of health before we put him on the scrap heap, shall we?
He probably would have been a low first round pick (or high second) if he hadn't torn his ACL on his Pro Day, right before the draft 2 years ago. The man has talent. The team obviously likes him or they would have cut him already. Now that Buck is gone (sadly), Street might be a guy that could really help the team.

Cheers!


Really good post man!

Thanks man...
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Originally posted by longterm9erfan:
Well OK.....I have a difference of opinion with many of you...

For those of you old enough to recall, the Niners drafted an OG in the 11th round in 1983 named Jesse Sapolu. He missed almost 3 full seasons in his first 4 years in the NFL with a foot injury, and in fact, didn't even start a game until 1991, when he was almost 30 years old. Well, he won 4 Super Bowl rings and went to the Pro Bowl twice. He also switched positions midway through his career (to center from OG).
Now...I'm not saying Street will have a career like that but...I will say that it sometimes pays off to be patient with a talented player (Jimmie Ward comes to mind as well). Let's just give Street a full year of health before we put him on the scrap heap, shall we?
He probably would have been a low first round pick (or high second) if he hadn't torn his ACL on his Pro Day, right before the draft 2 years ago. The man has talent. The team obviously likes him or they would have cut him already. Now that Buck is gone (sadly), Street might be a guy that could really help the team.

Cheers!


Really good post man!

Hear hear

Great post longterm. Thanks for spreading some wisdom
[ Edited by elguapo on Mar 28, 2020 at 8:02 AM ]
Originally posted by elguapo:
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
Originally posted by longterm9erfan:
Well OK.....I have a difference of opinion with many of you...

For those of you old enough to recall, the Niners drafted an OG in the 11th round in 1983 named Jesse Sapolu. He missed almost 3 full seasons in his first 4 years in the NFL with a foot injury, and in fact, didn't even start a game until 1991, when he was almost 30 years old. Well, he won 4 Super Bowl rings and went to the Pro Bowl twice. He also switched positions midway through his career (to center from OG).
Now...I'm not saying Street will have a career like that but...I will say that it sometimes pays off to be patient with a talented player (Jimmie Ward comes to mind as well). Let's just give Street a full year of health before we put him on the scrap heap, shall we?
He probably would have been a low first round pick (or high second) if he hadn't torn his ACL on his Pro Day, right before the draft 2 years ago. The man has talent. The team obviously likes him or they would have cut him already. Now that Buck is gone (sadly), Street might be a guy that could really help the team.

Cheers!


Really good post man!

Hear hear

Great post longterm. Thanks for spreading some wisdom
I agree and this front office/coaching staff looks to me they are willing to be patient. Case and point with often injured Ward and raw/somewhat underachieving Armstead. It also helps that the ShanaLynch got long term contracts and was able to build from scratch which in a way allow them to be patient and construct it the way they envision it.. Not the win now mentality. Even their questionable high picks like Solly and Pettis, will get every opportunity to develop even though are Championship window Has finally opened. As for Street, he will get every opportunity once he gets healthy as they want to see if he can PLAY. If not, upgrade thru FA or the draft.
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