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Old 11-15-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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Lots of things contributed to this loss. Here are some in no particular order
-Inability of our D Line to get any pressure on Alex Smith.
-Mario cutting off a route that he had not business cutting off.
-Kildrive's predictable play calling in the red zone.

On a side note, Brandon Jacobs has got to go. Unless there is a hole wide enough to land a B52 bomber, he is just incapable of making anything happen. Yeah, give him a huge hole and a head of steam and he is scary running up on DBacks, but forget it if he has to feel for an opening and use his strength to grind out a few yards.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:07 PM
 
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Lots of things contributed to this loss. Here are some in no particular order
-Inability of our D Line to get any pressure on Alex Smith.
-Mario cutting off a route that he had not business cutting off.
-Kildrive's predictable play calling in the red zone.

On a side note, Brandon Jacobs has got to go. Unless there is a hole wide enough to land a B52 bomber, he is just incapable of making anything happen. Yeah, give him a huge hole and a head of steam and he is scary running up on DBacks, but forget it if he has to feel for an opening and use his strength to grind out a few yards.
Has something happened to Jacobs in the past couple of years? It doesnt seem like he hits holes the way he used to...
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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Has something happened to Jacobs in the past couple of years? It doesnt seem like he hits holes the way he used to...
Defenses figured out how to contain him by hitting him low. In his first year they tried putting hits on him and would just bounce off, or tried tackling him from behind. Big guys like him need to be taken low. Even still, he's been very hot and cold, more cold than hot. He also sucks as a receiver. Drops more than he catches, then wonders why he wasn't getting more play time when Bradshaw was healthy.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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I think that we had a better O line when Jacobs had a good year or two. The holes were bigger and he was able to get a head of steam. If he has to improvise of make a cut back, he is SOL.
I do think though, that the coaching staff has told him to dump the tip toe dance he does when he can't hit a hole and put his shoulder down and push for a couple of yards. But, realistically, Ware can do the same thing with more speed.
Hey, at least he hasn't taken any stupid personal fouls lately.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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I do agree the holes were better for Jacobs a couple of years ago...and heck, I was getting tired of seeing his 6'4” butt tiptoe through holes...
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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I do agree the holes were better for Jacobs a couple of years ago...and heck, I was getting tired of seeing his 6'4 butt tiptoe through holes...
I know there are holes that need to be filled for next year such as OLB and MLB, but I wouldnt mind at all if they drafted Trent Richardson with their 1st round pick if he is there. They can cut Jacobs for all I care.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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Defenses figured out how to contain him by hitting him low. In his first year they tried putting hits on him and would just bounce off, or tried tackling him from behind. Big guys like him need to be taken low. Even still, he's been very hot and cold, more cold than hot. He also sucks as a receiver. Drops more than he catches, then wonders why he wasn't getting more play time when Bradshaw was healthy.
I disagree with this. Defenses always knew to get low on him, players are taught this since they play in high school. Tacklers are suppose to get low for every RB, not just Jacobs.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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I disagree with this. Defenses always knew to get low on him, players are taught this since they play in high school. Tacklers are suppose to get low for every RB, not just Jacobs.
Yes, they are taught how to tackle in High School, but how often do you see sloppy or non-existent tackling in college and pro ball? I can't count how many times I've seen a tackler throw a hit on someone without trying to wrap them up and all they do is bounce off and the runner/receiver is sprinting down the sideline. They want that big hit for the highlight films on ESPN instead of good old effective tackling. You know how many times I've caught myself shouting at the television "wrap him up!"?
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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I know there are holes that need to be filled for next year such as OLB and MLB, but I wouldnt mind at all if they drafted Trent Richardson with their 1st round pick if he is there. They can cut Jacobs for all I care.
Are you reading my mind? I have been thinking that since the first time I saw him enter a game to back up Mark Ingram...
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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Guys, as of right now, Richardson is predicted to go off the board sometime between 8 and 12. The Giants aren't going to have a shot unless they trade up. A run-stopping LB would be a good draft pick, ultimately, and there's going to be a bumper crop of those available.
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