Being that we are 49er fans, and being this a site that allows you to get feedback and talk amongst other fans of your favorite team, I wanted to get your opinions on something?
Last year the 49ers forced 20 fumbles alone in the regular season, and thats not including special teams, we also had 20 interceptions. As of week 7, we have 5 forced fumbles and 5 interceptions. Im not an expert but I think I know enough of football to have a pretty good and respectable opinion as to why this is, and it could be a couple reasons. Number 1 being, we play a different philosophy: that philosophy being with our safeties. Countless times last year you can see Dashon playing deep, and we played zone, and this led to interceptions. We dont play zone as far as I can tell. If we do its minimal. Our philosophy has also left us less aggressive. Number 2: Teams have countered our way of playing last year, forcing the defense to play a certain style. I think this is partly true, that being said, nobody forces us into playing man defense. We can play man defense with culliver, and even brown i believe, thats also including the linebackers willis and bowman. However any fan who watches games knows that carlos rogers and perrish cox get beat on double moves consistently, most of rogers's INT's last year were from zone. Lastly Number 3: Our special teams sucks- It is our weakest spot, and im not including punting and kicking, this is strictly coverage unit. Our coverage unit is terrible, and everytime ackers doesnt kick it in the back of the inside I shake in fear that the opponent is going to take it back. Lets be honest this is clearly baakle and harbaughs fault. I absolutely despise them getting rid of colin jones, and blake castanzo (spell check). Those two brought life not only to our special teams, but to our team. They forced turnovers. Last year, most of the time, when teams decided to take it out of the end zone, they would be met at the 10 or 15 yard line cuz of these two guys. They brought it Trent Robinson and also left dobbs and ian williams on the roster, both dont contribute much at all even though i believe they have potential, especially dobbs. Harbaugh needs to get over his two position fantasy because thats the only reason Williams is on the roster. If dobbs wasnt playing TE he would be on the roster because of The D-Line over williams. We have chose Mcbath over Colin Jones??? No way, and our special teams sucks because of it.
ANyways just a little fun convo