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Go Raiders!!!! Oh wait... sad panda time (playing on loop for nine really really long years)



Well, at least you have an actual GM now.  That's something the Raiders have needed for a long time.  That and some stability in the coaching staff. 

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the saint's OL is decent, i wouldn't call them the best though.  the g-men pass rush looked good last game only because the falcons have the worst OL probably in the whole NFL.  that game, i can see seasoned vets vs rookie team.  shouldn't be too hard. 


Like Draygonn mentioned, 2nd fewest sacks in the league for the team with the most dropbacks (and a not particularly mobile quarterback.)  There's a reason three of their OL are pro bowlers.

 

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Well, at least you have an actual GM now. 

I didn't even think about that, wow. Too bad they don't have first's for a while.
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Niners fan checking in! 

 

Honestly, 6 years of Alex Smith doesn't have me that confident about this weekend. But then again, I've said that all season long, and we ended up with a bye week. 

 

Obviously, we need prolonged drives that keeps Brees off the field, and our defense needs to bump-n-run on the outside as well as pressure Brees up front to disrupt their timing. I feel like we need to play a perfect game, and force them into a couple of mistakes to even pull this game off. Not much more to say that hasn't already been over-analyzed to death this week. Just looking forward to a great game. It'll be a great contrast of styles.

 

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Like Draygonn mentioned, 2nd fewest sacks in the league for the team with the most dropbacks (and a not particularly mobile quarterback.)  There's a reason three of their OL are pro bowlers.

 

 

Not disagreeing that their OL is fantastic, but I'd give Brees some credit for taking so few sacks as well. He releases quickly, and while not mobile in the Vick/Newton/Tebow sense, he might have the best pocket presence of any QB.
 

 

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Like Draygonn mentioned, 2nd fewest sacks in the league for the team with the most dropbacks (and a not particularly mobile quarterback.)  There's a reason three of their OL are pro bowlers.

 



what i was saying, the saints have a decent(better than average) OL. and sack numbers don't tell the whole story.  brees had 24 sacks against matt ryan 26.  by the way, alex smith had 44 sacks.  i didn't see one niners game all year but how was the niners OL doing? 

 

 

i still don't get it after watching the steelers broncos again.  how did tebow and the broncos did that? 

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i still don't get it after watching the steelers broncos again.  how did tebow and the broncos did that? 

Many Injured Steelers helped.


49ers need long drives, bump the receivers off the line, and to knock Brees down as much as possible.
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what i was saying, the saints have a decent(better than average) OL. and sack numbers don't tell the whole story.  

I agree.  That's why I added sacks vs dropbacks + mobility (taking due consideration to Questhate's point about quick release/always having a guy running shorter routes for checkdowns.)  The  last OL I remember seeing an OL this good was the Saints in Kurt Warner's super bowl days.
 

 

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i still don't get it after watching the steelers broncos again.  how did tebow and the broncos did that? 

The Steeler's played 10 men in the box as the Broncos had the most run attempts/rushing yards in the league this season.  Fox responded by having Tebow burn them with his arm.  A case of a team game planning for x and seeing y on the field -  It can be hard to adjust.  The injured players, the overall age of the team, and the cockiness they played with (5 or 6 hail mary's too many off a back foot with a bum ankle on Ben's part and not respecting the passing game) didn't help.  Lastly, there's the 3:16 conspiracy.

post #38 of 92

49ers thank you!  You made my season, thanks for taking out the Aints!

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One of the best playoff games I've seen in a while.  It's a testament to how much of a powerhouse the Saint's offense is that they manage to almost pull off the win withs 5 turnovers. This has been a big part of SF's success all year - they have the best turnover differential in the league, followed by the Packers.  Smith's running TD and SF's last drive were both outstanding.  

 

Then you have Brady, who's thrown for 5 TD's (postseason record) in the first so far.  Just ridiculous.

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as long as the saints out im happy

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Im not worthy 

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One of the best playoff games I've seen in a while.  It's a testament to how much of a powerhouse the Saint's offense is that they manage to almost pull off the win withs 5 turnovers. This has been a big part of SF's success all year - they have the best turnover differential in the league, followed by the Packers.  Smith's running TD and SF's last drive were both outstanding.  

 

Then you have Brady, who's thrown for 5 TD's (postseason record) in the first so far.  Just ridiculous.


Agreed.  I tell ya, Harbaugh has done just an outstanding job with the 49ers.  He should be a unanimous coach of the year pick.  And Brady reminded everyone just how great he really is(that's six TD passes actually).  The playoffs have been awesome so far.  Can the Giants score the upset?  We'll see.wink.gif


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hello 49ers

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