Kubiak:No excuses for defense

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6687664.html

    Interesting comment because from what I could tell, 49ers went more of a spread offense and seemed we didn't adjust ...just curious if he is talking strictly to the players or play calling or a little of both
     
  2. drunkcookie

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    Yah I heard that comment... dunno what to think about it... I dunno who he was talking about, maybe both...

    And I don't care if they were running the same plays or not, Alex Smith was more effective IMO, esspecially scrambling...
     
  3. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Here's the better link that contains all the quotes regarding the defense (thank goodness for HT.com):

    For anyone who watched the presser live, who asked the third question?
     
  4. jaayteetx

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    my question is, why were we covering Vernon Davis with a LB? Dudes got wheels.
     
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    McClain
     
  6. DexmanC

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    It's the same reason OD was open all day. They are TIGHT ENDS.
    When a team puts 3 wide receivers on the field, you're gonna put
    3 cornerbacks on them. That leaves linebackers to cover tight ends.
    Yeah, it sucks. But Houston burns teams every week with the same
    mismatch.
     
  7. jaayteetx

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    actually, i think SF had some dbs covering OD for part of the game, i believe
     
  8. DexmanC

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    Which in my response I specifically stated the 3-wide, 1 TE set the
    9'ers went to in the second half. You're referring to the Texans
    in the 3 TE set. Of course they can use corners on the TE and get
    away with it, as there is only 1 WR on the field.
     


  9. buddyboy

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    Wow. Seems like Gary didn't wake up on the right side of the bed before that presser.

    :ohsnap:

    Ouch McClain. Ouch.
     
  10. DexmanC

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    You can still see the video on the main page. He was just seizing an
    opportunity to poke fun at John Mcclain. Who wouldn't?
     
  11. DerekLee1

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    He actually called out a couple of players. That's new for him.
     
  12. Lucky

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    Daniels torched All Pro Patrick Willis. Ryans and Willis are premier LBs. But, they can't handle TEs like Davis and Daniels in pass coverage. Complete mismatches and poor defensive play calling that put these LBs in these coverages.
     
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    this is an excellent reason to draft a premier coverage LB who has the speed, length & range to cover elite TE's, complimenting what we already have (SAM/MLB).
     
  14. DexmanC

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    Hmmm.. Subtle way of saying Zac Diles sucks, and replacing him
    needs to be a top priority next offseason?
     
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    QFT! Singletary has got Davis re-invented and OD is a pass-receiving machine - asking any LB to cover them all day is gonna get you burned more than once.
     
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    Not saying Zach Diles sucks, he provides excellent depth & can play all three postions. However to perfectly fit position he cannot drag in downfield coverage, face it he's not fast enough (4.65) to match-up with other teams weapons. Besides speed he is also rather short (maybe 6-2) to alter passing lanes, tip balls & create bigger zone coverage. Excellent value with 7th rd. pick & to upgrade position would require a big jump in talent, since he possess so many intangibles. To get a player like that the Texans probably need to target the best in the draft, another 1st probably not but maybe a 2nd. this would complete an absolute steller LB group with depth. :twocents:
     
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    I know the 9ers covered Daniels with Clements when AJ went down. That says quite a bit about OD.
     
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    I can't believe each week when I see teams still try to cover OD with a LB. Like Lucky said, top tier LB's like Ryans and Willis are not going to consistently cover OD. Schaub has to be walking to the line just chuckling to himself.
     
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    That was very funny when he told that weezing wind bag that. Made me crack up.:turtle:
     
  20. 76Texan

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    As I counted the numbers of plays by the Niners, the results are as followed:

    In the first half, they went:
    - No-back once
    - Single-back 12 times
    - Two-back 8 times (mostly toward the end of the half)
    - One direct snap

    In the second half, they went:
    - No-back 4 times
    - Single-back 17 times (6 straight times on their last drive - no point)
    - Two-back 9 times
    - One direct snap

    We were rarely in our nickel in either half.
    Instead we mostly stayed in the base 4-3 the whole game.

    So overall, they did went with the spread slightly a little more, but it was insignificant.

    The D simply did not play well in the second half (all 3 units).

    Definitely, it was a little more of a prevent defense in the second half.
     

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