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Re: The 49ers Defense is Ravenesque

January 23, 2023 07:27AM
Where the niners defense is weak is in long passing plays.
However, the strength of the niners is the pass rush to prevent long passing plays to be developed.
So QBs end up checking down which is where the niners secondary is positioned.

The LBs and CBs are programmed to go downhill on the first break of a short route.
Because they expect that the QB won't have enough time for a secondary or an option route to be developed.

Teams that do well are the ones that can stretch the niner defense.. but that comes first with good pass protection or a mobile QB.

Case in Point, the Seahawks owned the niners when Russell Wilson was QB. Seattle didn't have a good OL, but Russell's scrambles and then his penchant for chucking the ball down field and accurately, basically plays well against the Niner defense.

Teams left that match up better against Niners D:
1) Eagles: Hurts can scramble a bit, and tends to throw more of the intermediate depth passes. OL is pretty good as well.
2) Chiefs: This year's Chief doesn't match up well due to not having Hill to stretch the defense. Mahomes has been more of a check down passer this year especially with Kelce as his main option. A mobile Mahomes will help.. a high ankle sprain Mahomes... really hurts alot.
3) Bengals: Can really argue to put Bengals in the #1 slot because of gunsligning Burrows and his WRs, but their OL is banged up bad. I don't think Burrows will have any time.

  The 49ers Defense is Ravenesque

Classicalwit303January 22, 2023 04:33PM

  They ARE physical! nm

Ramgator90January 22, 2023 04:49PM

  More so than any other team in the NFL

waterfield102January 22, 2023 08:22PM

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Great Bordeni91January 22, 2023 11:00PM

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Ekern5579January 23, 2023 05:26AM

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Ekern5574January 23, 2023 05:28AM

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Classicalwit142January 23, 2023 06:56AM

  Will the Niners lose quality free agents this offseason ?

dodgerram129January 22, 2023 11:17PM

  they lost another high end DC in Saleh.......

21Dog74January 23, 2023 05:18AM

  Not only did they not miss a beat.....They got BETTER! nm

Ramgator39January 23, 2023 09:25AM

  teams have had success with long passes.......

21Dog136January 23, 2023 05:34AM

  Re: The 49ers Defense is Ravenesque

h2omelonhead120January 23, 2023 07:27AM

  I've noticed that, too

21Dog56January 23, 2023 10:14AM