49ers Pass Defense: Secondary Burn Treatment

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"Our philosophy on first and second down is to stop the what? Stop the run..."
There's some debate who said it first, but Greg Manusky said it recently in a session of the 49ers' coach-run Football 101 .  He continued: "...and play outstanding pass protection, we will play zone, man-to-man, blitz in any situation with different personal groups. In all situations, we will defend the inside, or the middle of the field."
I believe they will stop the run—no doubt whatsoever—but the coverage will certainly need to be there.
The NFC West division sports the talents of Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Breaston, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Dion Branch, John Carlson, Donnie Avery, and now Golden Tate and Mardy Gilyard.
Adding the fact that San Francisco plays the Saints in Week Two, the Falcons Week Three (from whom the 49ers received third-degree burns last season), Packers Week 13 (who also burned us), and the Chargers week 15; and you've got more than a little need for a...

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