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San Francisco building their running game

Posted on: April 22, 2010 9:40 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2010 10:41 pm
The San Francisco 49ers might be pulling away from the competition in the wide-open NFC West with their reinforcements along the offensive line.

While the general perception among NFL followers might be that the 49ers have enjoyed a stout rushing attack with Frank Gore, San Francisco had struggled in short yardage situations and wanted to get more physical up front.

The team aggressively moved up for former Rutgers' tackle Anthony Davis with 11th pick, swapping with the Denver Broncos. Davis, who some offensive line coaches feel has the most upside as a pass blocker in this draft, gives San Francisco as athletic a pair of offensive tackles as there is in the league with Joe Staley.

The concern with Davis has been maturity. Considering the gains head coach Mike Ditka Singletary has made with Vernon Davis, he could be one of the best able to motivate him to achieve his potential.

Mike Iupati, however, might be the more intriguing pick due to his ability to generate movement in short yardage situations. For all of his hype, Iupati was exposed a bit at the Senior Bowl for some struggles in pass protection. Considering the athleticism of San Francisco's tackles, however, his limited flexibility and reliance on his upper body strength as a pass blocker can be effectively contained.


Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: July 4, 2012 9:16 pm

San Francisco building their running game

pffffffffffffffft lol

Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: May 20, 2010 2:24 am

San Francisco building their running game



lol,,ya your right,,,nice observation,,

Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: April 23, 2010 1:05 pm

San Francisco building their running game

I think it was a great move with 13 and 17. This ensures better protection for Alex Smith and bigger holes for Gore and Coffee, which also helps take the pressure off Alex Smith, who showed improvement last year. Maybe with the same offense for two years he will get comfortable and perform like a first rounder. This year will tell us whether or not we need to start the QB search over again in the 2011 draft. The 49ers have given Alex all the pieces you could hope for: Davis, Crabtree, Gore, and solid O-line. If Alex thrives this year, the west is ours.


I certainly hope so. As a lifelong Niner fan, it has been a rough decade or so.

Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2010 9:48 pm

There goes your credibility

LOL... Can't even get the head coach's name right.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2010 9:44 pm

San Francisco building their running game

Head coach Mike Ditka????  Oops.  Mike Singletary, maybe.

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