Our D is really good, except for a couple of holes in our secondary - mark roman needs to help walt harris over the top, and lewis needs to remember he is a ss and not a lb - but he will learn this being in a 3-4 to let the lbs do their jobs.
But our linebackers are among the best in the league - willis is a beast and will be droy if not roy.
Our line is really improved - new DT and same oldies but goodies at DE.
Or problem is play selection on offense, I've seen way too many runs on 3rd and long and first and 10. We are too predictable - I can call 80% of the plays from the second we line up - we aren't fooling anyone.
DJack is worrying me, I wasn't very excited when we picked him up (sure a 4th pick for him was a nice trade) he has too many drops - 1 of them was a sure go-ahead TD to beat the Cards.
We need to take better advantage of Vernon Davis's freakish speed, but i don't know about end-a-rounds or reverses (bad idea), we need him to run some crossing patterns, hooks, or swing passes to the flat - put him on a safety or lb and see what he can do after the catch.
The good news is that our offense will improve, we have been lucky to win 2 thus far, but look for Alex to get more comfortable and gore/hicks to rack up some 100+ yard games after Alex opens up the run game. We have won 2 games with out utilizing the elements i believe to be our strengths - deep passing game, humeruns by gore and ints by celements, harris and lewis.
In Alex I trust, I honestly wouldn't take any other qb other than Peyton or Brady, he has a huge arm, pinpoint accuracy (watch his preseason highlights), and he can create with his feet. It will be Alex not Gore to get us over this offensive slump.
All that said, isn't it exciting to see our guys play some great D?
Any one know of a good 9er forum?