Lime49 Forum Index
Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login or Register.



New Topic Post Reply
#1 Posted : 11 February 2019 04:42:30(UTC)

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 16/04/2018(UTC)
Posts: 497
Location: rrtt

The San Francisco 49ers defense gave up a lot of key plays against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The lack of tackling fundamentals was nothing short of maddening and the pass-rush was atrocious Authentic Laken Tomlinson jersey , as is becoming tradition.One shining light to stand out was cornerback Greg Mabin. Mabin played 29 snaps in relief of Ahkello Witherspoon and later Jimmie Ward after the latter was benched, but he had some great highlights on the day. The most memorable being when he punched out the ball from Melvin Gordon’s hands. Unfortunately, the ensuing fumble was recovered by a player out of bounds, so no dice. Outside of the fumble, Mabin was targeted five times and allowed two receptions for 18 yards. This, along with the fumble was enough to put Mabin Pro Football Focus’ Week 4 Team of the Week with a 89.2 ranking, joining fellow teammate tight end George Kittle. Here’s what PFF had to say about Mabin on the team: 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was also pleased with Mabin’s performance and went into detail on the cornerback at Monday’s press conference: This is just one game, but the 49ers may have stumbled onto something with Mabin. They have had issues at the cornerback position, mostly due to players being healthy. If Mabin is not a starting cornerback (which we will find out in the coming weeks) he definitely could provide solid depth for the position which would let the 49ers focus on other positions (like a pass rusher) come draft time in 2019. Coming off of a resounding victory 11 days ago against the Raiders, the 49ers are looking to defeat another lowly opponent — the New York Giants. The Giants enter this contest at 1-7, while the 49ers are slightly ahead at 2-7, so I fully expect a barn burner on Monday Night Football. Many expected New York to be a lot better under new head coach Pat Shurmur Youth Marquise Goodwin jersey , with the addition of running back Saquon Barkley and with the return of a healthy wideout Odell Beckham Jr. However, the Giants have been inept so far this season, struggling to score on offense and stop opposing teams on defense. In comes second-year quarterback Nick Mullens, who impressed 49ers’ coaches and fans with his play on Thursday Night Football against the Raiders.The 49ers will be without linebacker Reuben Foster (hamstring), wideout Pierre Gar莽on (knee) and safety Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) on Monday, so the challenge of a second-straight victory only gets more difficult. Here are some keys for another home victory over the Giants. 1. Slow down the Giants’ superstars, RB Saquon Barkley and WR Odell Beckham JrNew York is going to go as far as Barkley and Beckham Jr. take them this season. By far, they are the two best players on the roster and will need to be highly impressive week in and week out for the Giants to even have a chance against their opponents.Barkley is a true dual-threat running back, gaining at least 100 yards from scrimmage in every game. The former Penn State tailback has two 100-yard rushing games, but also has three games of nine receptions and one game with 14 catches.The Giants use Barkley in multiple looks and line him up all over the formation. Without Foster or Tartt on Monday, the challenge is going to fall squarely on rookie linebacker Fred Warner’s shoulders to cover Barkley in space. On the outside, Beckham Jr. is likely going to present major challenges to corners Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon on Monday. One of the best wideouts in the NFL , Beckham Jr. hasn’t had as productive of a season, primarily due to quarterback Eli Manning’s struggles.This season, Beckham Jr. has caught 61 passes for 785 yards, well on pace to break his career highs, but he’s only caught two touchdowns so far this season. During his first three years, he caught 12, 13 and 10 touchdowns respectively, but isn’t on pace to reach those numbers this season.If the 49ers can take both of these players out of their rhythm on Monday — an extremely difficult challenge — the changes of a win increase exponentially.2. QB Nick Mullens continues his “Mullens’ Magic” from last weekThe biggest difference in the 49ers’ win and losses since quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo got injured was the quarterback play. C.J. Beathard was very tentative and playing scared, while Mullens was confident and moved the offense up and down the field.Now that Mullens has tasted some success in the NFL, his biggest challenge lies ahead of him: sustaining that level of play for multiple games. We’re also about to find out if Mullens and the 49ers’ offense is really that productive or the Raiders’ defense is that pathetic.After having an efficient game, Mullens will need to continue that theme on Monday. His pre-snap reads against the Raiders were spot-on, allowing him to make quick decisions and get rid of the ball immediately.The Giants’ passing defense should be much better than the Raiders’ Earl Mitchell jersey , as they’re ranked 13th in terms of yards per attempt (7.4). New York also employs more talent in the back end of that defense, primarily spear-headed by former Alabama standout Landon Collins.If Mullens can manage to protect the ball, make safe throws and hit the occasional home run, the 49ers’ offense should be able to score enough to overcome the Giants.3. DC Robert Saleh should turn the pass rushers loose against the Giants’ OLThrough eight weeks, the Giants have given up 31 sacks, a lot of them due to quarterback Eli Manning’s inability to move around in the pocket. New York doesn’t have the greatest offensive line, but when the quarterback’s mobility is limited, it becomes that much more difficult to avoid sacks. With the return of linebacker Dekoda Watson last week, adding to linebacker Cassius Marsh and defensive lineman DeForest Buckner, the 49ers should pressure the heck out of Manning in obvious passing situations.Opposing defenses have had a lot of success bringing the blitz against the Giants and I don’t expect the 49ers to do anything different on Monday night.
Quick Reply Show Quick Reply
Users browsing this topic
Guest (2)
New Topic Post Reply
You can post new topics in this forum.
You can reply to topics in this forum.
You can delete your posts in this forum.
You can edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You can vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF | YAF © 2003-2019, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.037 seconds.