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October 19, 2010

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Posted by Observer Sports on October 19, 2010 at 11:25 AM | Permalink


your opinion:
will clausen recieve an extension past his rookie contract?

clausen pickle was passed over by 31 teams, some teams had 2 shots at him and still said no, and hurney thinks its a festivus miracle that pickle boy is available to us in the 2nd round. what a clown, this kid was skipped by every other team in the nfl for a reason, he is too short to see over the d-line and cant see his reads down field in the pros. if your short, you must be mobile, and pickle boy is unathletic. i have seen drive up window attendents move faster with a headset and a bag of burgers and fries. face it the saving grace in this move by hurney is that clausen isnt paid franchise money so if he does and epic fail in his 3 years here, no big financial lose, but the time wasted on his potential is a shame.

Posted by: brendan | Oct 19, 2010 11:54:45 AM

Do you guys as reporters ever watch film? Review the games on DVR? Comment on games specifics? For example, vs the bears 6 or more times by formation we had all 22 players within the hashes. (Kind of hard to run the ball this way, especially inside!) Out of a standard pro set, we are averaging 4 or 5 times a game where we short motion the flanker back into the formation causing 10 defenders to be in the 'box". (and still we try to run inside) Standard zone blocking is designed to take defenders where they want to go, have you assessed the number of times both DeAngelo and Stewart have missed cutback due to poor technique of keeping shoulders square to line of scrimmage on initial approach thus limiting there ability to visually see the cutback (they sometimes make it cause they are just very good, but imagine what they might do if properly coached) have you guys noticed that most teams that want to run the ball spread the formations (the weaker your blockers them more the principle applies) to run the ball (several teams ran spread 4 and 5 wides on 3/1 and 4/1 including goaline and successfully picked up the yardage this past weekend. Spreading the formation to 3 wides te plus 3 wides or AT LEAST keeping our 2 wides wide! allows seems for good running backs to hit, including cutback seams. have you guys noticed that our motion is never for the point of a) determine man or zone b) flipping the strength of formation c) creating mismatches. Have you noticed we don't even try to create mismatches for example, using motion or formations to get an Armanti Edwards or Goodson one on one with a Chris Harris type (knowing Harris can't cover, that's why we cut him, we never attempted to exploit him even once. I could go on and on and on with specifics from casually watching a game once imagine if i had NFL game film!, I have not coached football in 25 years and I could coach our offense better. We HAVE TALENT, it is NOT lack of second WR, it is lack of coaching, technique, formations, play calling. Please report specifics and challenge our staff to change and our owner to change our staff! (now as possible, why wait?)

Posted by: Isaiah | Oct 19, 2010 1:15:19 PM

Preach it Isaiah! Many excellent points

Posted by: swizzlesticks | Oct 19, 2010 3:41:25 PM

Wow Isaiah I commend you for actually knowing your football! High 5! I'vebeen saying this all year long, I'm not ready to write off Clauson simply because he isn't being coached up correctly as well as the other 52 men on the roster. Don't get me wrong if we have the number 1 pick were most likely to draft the qb from Stanford because of his attributes...height, acurracy, so on and so forth. But lets give this team a shot and rid of the coaching staff that is obviously slowing the team down.

Posted by: Randy | Oct 19, 2010 3:44:42 PM

Bring in Jim Harbaugh along with Andrew Luck. Sounds like a good deal to me!

Posted by: Jimmy #2 | Oct 20, 2010 8:38:17 AM

Hold on now, we want another year of rookie QBs? Why oh why oh why? Let's see what Clausen or Moore can do with a decent offensive scheme, a receiver who has played NFL ball before, and half-decent coaching. Has anyone else noticed that since Rip Scherer became the Qb coach, we have had nothing but problems out of that position? Just saying.

Posted by: swizzlesticks | Oct 20, 2010 12:05:06 PM

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