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Coaches Film Analysis: 2019 Season

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  • thl408
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3rd & 15
49ers show a Cover 2 presnap look.
To Rodgers' right is Scissors concept. This is designed to bust a Cover 2 safety on a horizontal stretch. The Cover2 safety has to pick who he wants to cover, red or orange.


Postsnap, the 49ers rotate to Cover3 (blues are deep zones). This defeats Scissors. Now in Cover3, orange is covered by the middle deep safety (Tartt), red is covered by the sideline deep 1/3 (Sherman).
Rodgers has to look to the backside Curl. The RB is stumbling because he just chip blocked and lost balance in the act. This delays his release into the flat.


With Scissors defeated. Rodgers wants to hit yellow backside Curl, but Greenlaw is in the passing lane. The reason Greenlaw (curl/flat defender) is in the passing lane is because he didn't have to quickly widen to the flat. The reason why Greenlaw didn't quickly widen to the flat is because the RB had to chip block and that delays his release.
Had the RB not chip blocked and quickly released into the flat, that RB might be near the green star which would force Greenlaw to widen towards the sideline thus freeing up a passing lane to the yellow Curl.


+7. This is an issue offenses struggle with when trying to beat the 49ers zone defense. If they don't chip block on obvious passing downs, then the QB might not have time to throw. If they do chip block, or keep additional blockers in, then less routes means less ways to move zone defenders. Simply put, the best way to beat zone is to run two routes at one defender. If there are less routes, or routes that have a delayed release, the zone defenders aren't being stretched as quickly as they need to be.
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Next play 4Q 4th & 8.
49ers show blitz pressure by putting Tartt near the LoS along with Greenlaw and Warner over the center.


Tartt and Greenlaw blitz (6 man rush). 49ers back off into a soft Cover 4 shell with Ward rotating over and KWilliams getting to safety depth from his slot corner alignment. Warner backs off to help cover the closest slot WR in case Rodgers throws hot.
Rodgers pumps to the yellow route as if he wanted yellow to cut short his route. Could be a sight adjustment (change the route if there's a blitz).


By the time yellow turns around, Rodgers has dropped his eyes to look at the pass rush.


Sacked.
  • Giedi
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Originally posted by tohara3:
Great job as always JD

Totally AGree!

JD!!!
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Originally posted by DRCHOWDER:
The only thing I can see from him not letting it rip is that he prolly has to follow through on his throw to make that throw, but at the last second where rodger sees the open man, buckner is coming into his face and he decides not to throw it. Also a side note it seems bosa got juked by the run fake again lol...he needs to fix those against baltimore.

I'll just add that there were 3 recievers against 7 defenders. If Aaron would have thrown to the dig, good chance of a deflection or interception from my viewpoint.
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Awesome work THL!

Thl408
good work fellas
I think this dline is better than the 2011-2012 Niner dline. I don't remember that 2011 line being this dominant this often from game to game. 4-3 vs 3-4, but in terms of dominant upfront, I thinks 2019 collectively is the s**t!
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Originally posted by qnnhan7:
I think this dline is better than the 2011-2012 Niner dline. I don't remember that 2011 line being this dominant this often from game to game. 4-3 vs 3-4, but in terms of dominant upfront, I thinks 2019 collectively is the s**t!

For me, it reminds me of that '84 line. Fred, Michael, Gary and Dwaine.
Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
I think this dline is better than the 2011-2012 Niner dline. I don't remember that 2011 line being this dominant this often from game to game. 4-3 vs 3-4, but in terms of dominant upfront, I thinks 2019 collectively is the s**t!

For me, it reminds me of that '84 line. Fred, Michael, Gary and Dwaine.

If it reminds you of any part of that 84 defense, it ain't too bad

Dan Marino was the hottest qb in the NFL just like Lamar right now...

Yeah
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Nov 27, 2019 at 2:26 PM ]
Originally posted by ProfessorKel:
Originally posted by thl408:
In keeping with the theme of defending intermediate crossers out of Cover3, here GB runs a similar route concept to the 49er plays above - X Cross.


Playaction rollout. Greenlaw doesn't bite on the playaction and starts flowing with the rollout to mirror Rodgers.


As a Hook defender, Greenlaw has to keep his head on a swivel to watch for any intermediate crossers. He identifies the crosser.


Same moment as above to see Greenlaw's head turned and looking behind him.


Rodgers wants to target the crosser but Greenlaw is all over it.


Incomplete.

Greenlaw's play has exceeded by expectations. I was certain losing Kwon would result in a STEEP drop-off in linebacker play.

Great work, Dre!!!

Dre Greenlaw has most definitely played better than I thought he would after Keon's injury

Originally posted by Giedi:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
I think this dline is better than the 2011-2012 Niner dline. I don't remember that 2011 line being this dominant this often from game to game. 4-3 vs 3-4, but in terms of dominant upfront, I thinks 2019 collectively is the s**t!

For me, it reminds me of that '84 line. Fred, Michael, Gary and Dwaine.

IMagine Willis and Bow if they played behind a line like this
The only place I think our 11-13 defense was better was the ILB's with Willis and Bow. Everywhere else this team is deeper and more talented.
[ Edited by jonnydel on Nov 27, 2019 at 3:12 PM ]
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Originally posted by qnnhan7:
If it reminds you of any part of that 84 defense, it ain't too bad

Dan Marino was the hottest qb in the NFL just like Lamar right now...

Yeah

Originally posted by jonnydel:
IMagine Willis and Bow if they played behind a line like this
The only place I think our 11-13 defense was better was the ILB's with Willis and Bow. Everywhere else this team is deeper and more talented.

The '84 defense from a scheme point of view was basically a nickel defense with a 4 man front (Like today's wide 9). Walsh would shut down offenses' run game with the base defense (3-4) and Michael Carter would shut down any middle runs by himself, he was Vince Wilfork in the middle basically. We had excellent corners in Lott and Wright to shut down any 1st down passes. Hicks and Williamson rounded out our outstanding secondary.

Once Walsh had the ball, he'd score and put the opposing team in a trailing postition - and force the opposing teams to abandon the run because they were too far behind. Once that happened, the 49er nickel kicked in and basically shut down offenses the rest of the game.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I think our entire secondary made the pro-bowl that year. And I think they did it in large part because of that ferocioius pass rush, just like this years.

Willis and Bowman would have been great, but I think the real key to that defense was Jeff Fuller who was a hybrid safety/linebacker and was very much like John Lynch - he could cover and tackle. He'd screw up run fits and change coverage schemes on the fly depending on whether he was in the box or dropping into coverage. Dre Greenlaw and Kwon Alexander remind me a lot of Jeff Fuller - these guys were more coverage guys than slobber knockers, just like Jeff was.
[ Edited by Giedi on Nov 27, 2019 at 3:33 PM ]
Originally posted by Giedi:
The '84 defense from a scheme point of view was basically a nickel defense with a 4 man front (Like today's wide 9). Walsh would shut down offenses' run game with the base defense (3-4) and Michael Carter would shut down any middle runs by himself, he was Vince Wilfork in the middle basically. We had excellent corners in Lott and Wright to shut down any 1st down passes. Hicks and Williamson rounded out our outstanding secondary.

Once Walsh had the ball, he'd score and put the opposing team in a trailing postition - and force the opposing teams to abandon the run because they were too far behind. Once that happened, the 49er nickel kicked in and basically shut down offenses the rest of the game.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I think our entire secondary made the pro-bowl that year. And I think they did it in large part because of that ferocioius pass rush, just like this years.

Willis and Bowman would have been great, but I think the real key to that defense was Jeff Fuller who was a hybrid safety/linebacker and was very much like John Lynch - he could cover and tackle. He'd screw up run fits and change coverage schemes on the fly depending on whether he was in the box or dropping into coverage. Dre Greenlaw and Kwon Alexander remind me a lot of Jeff Fuller - these guys were more coverage guys than slobber knockers, just like Jeff was.

Fuller was drafted in 84 and wasn't a major contributor on that super bowl. His roll as the hybrid continued to develop and he was dominant during the next super bowl run and then was injured the following year--he was going to be the next great safety.
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^^ Nice breakdown of Spoon coming up to fill on the run. Ward, AA, and Spoon making plays. What is going on?
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