In January, the 49ers quietly hired Kris Kocurek to be the new defensive line coach. I had never heard of the guy, but he is one of the most respected line coaches in the game, Jimmy Fartsalot notwithstanding. In his 8 years as the D line coach of the Detroit Lions, he led them to 250 sacks. 4th in the league during that stretch. His stint in Miami last year just prompted him to get the hell out of Dodge as fast as possible and get to a promising team.
His defensive scheme employs the wide nine alignment for one or both DEs in passing downs. If you don’t know what it is, wide nine puts the DE well outside the tackle, or TE (if there is a TE lined up on that side). All this does is isolate the DE on the tackle thus negating double teams from the guard on that side. Although offenses can chip with an RB in the backfield.
This certainly favors fast quick DEs, and with the addition of Kwon Alexander (I know, an LB), Dee Ford, and now Nick Bosa, the Niners have the edge guys to use the scheme to their advantage. The key to this working is of course speed. With Fred Warner in there as well, there is a lot of speed in our LB corps and our ends.
Throw in Lane Kiffin’s smarter younger brother Chris working on the pass rush as well, and the hope is this defense really gets after all these mobile QBs in our division, let alone the rest of the league.
I expect this defense to be vastly improved, or Saleh is hitting the bricks. no excuses now.
Yeah, the defense should be a lot better this year as the offense should be too. I never heard of our new Dline coach either but that don’t really mean anything I probably only know of 4 or 5 of em throughout the league. Shit, this time of year is just as bad as waiting for the Goddamn draft. I really didn’t expect a whole lot from us last year but I kinda do this year. Hard not to when you know we have some talent.
I expect the D to be a polished turd that will be torched twice by Jared Goff, Russell Wilson, and Kyler Murray. BuhByeBosa will be out for the season by early October anyway.
Busy little troll, ain’t ya?
You sure are. You harassed my blog all the time and now you create fake troll accounts here so you can scapegoat my blog regulars. Pathetic, Charlie.
Lonely little guy, aren’t you? Really lonely. Trashing your own teams to get attention because no one will talk to you. Sad.
Agreed. I feel bad for Chuck for pulling this nonsense on his own blog. Getting banned from the Outsider must have driven him over the edge. SAD
Still can’t make any friends, eh? Trolling as a way of life is a pathetic way to live and isn’t going to make you any.
So I;m you talking about myself in the 3rd person? Denigrating myself in absentia?
Got it. Hyuk!!
Skeebs is desperate for traffic I guess.
What the hell are you talking about? Jesus, man, get help.
Gonna have to check more of this guy out. I had not heard of Danny Gatton until reading the comments on a Gatemouth Brown/ROy Clark video.
This is wicked cool…
You tube is just fucking great.
Instant Kharma? Reuben Foster looks done for the season. Carted off the field screaming and crying.
You guys sure love to celebrate injured players when it’s convenient but you go after anybody else with a double barreled shotgun when they ridicule your team’s injuries. Typical liberal hypocrites. And there’s no H in karma
Boo hoo! Poor little snowflake. Gawd, do you have testicles? Or did yer mama cut ’em off when you were born?
Dude, that’s rough. But really, taking your insecurities out on us fans is just plain sad.
Now you’re on the Flap joking about the Cespedes injury? You are one sick fellow. May CJ Beathard be the starter by week 3 and Bosa never even see the field of Levi’s Stadium
Just someones own evaluation but it’s still a little interesting
Down goes Portland! On to the 5th straight NBA Finals!
Amazing game. Steph and Dray with triple doubles.First time in HISTORY that has happened. McKinnie and Looney with 12 each. Looney with 6 offensive boards!
Warriors get 10 days off!
That could be dangerous. 10 days is a long time.
Last team to be in the Finals 5 straight years had Bill Russell and John Havlicek on it.
Yep. Crazy stretch we are seeing. Given the teams left, I’d like to see Toronto rather than Milwaukee. The Greek Freak is pretty tough to defend. Still and all, I think we can take either. It would be easier with KD though. Don’t think Cousins is gonna be available, but we’ll see.
New thread is up.