Willis Unseats Moore

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According to Matt Maiocco, rookie Patrick Willis has taken over the starting weak inside linebacker position. With this Moore goes to backup and Smith slides over to strong inside.

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~ by 49ersNews on August 20, 2007.

95 Responses to “Willis Unseats Moore”

  1. good to see willis is catching on to things quick enough to steal the starting job, excited to see him play this year…moore will still be a great backup

  2. HELL YEAH!!!!

  3. oh my god! last season’s best defensive player besides walt harris benched. because of 2 shitty preseason games. i can’t believe this.

  4. THIS IS A GREAT IDEA. WILLIS IS YOUNG BUT HIS SKILLS SHOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH TO START.

  5. I dont believe this.

  6. Wheres all the D.Smith haters at? I told ya’ll who was callin for his head whats up, he is still valuable wheater you like it or not….. Im glad too, Willis in there now, he’s looking more and more like a monster back there. Ray Lewis Jr! This is one of the best Linebacking corp in the league.

  7. Arock49 you sir are a moron. Where are all the smith haters ?? Time to open your eyes and see what the real fans are looking at when they see that sorry excuse of a LB out on the field. Do you even watch 49er games ? the man cant stop anyone…everyone runs right over derek smith.
    Im glad willis is in the line up but im really hoping moore takes over dereks job.

    Next week staley will take over the RT position. To the bench you go kwame.

  8. Why not put moore in smith’s place? I know it’s only 2 pre-season games but give moore a break.

  9. forty9erfan86….. Yea your probably right, Im sure our (HALL OF FAME LINEBACK COACH) and our (DEFENSIVE MINDED HEAD COACH) were confused when they decided to drop Moore down to a back up…. Judging by your statement im sure your far more educated and seasoned then the both of them to call it a bad move to keep one of our leaders on defense at the strong side…. OH yes, and I have been watching the games at Walsh Field mind you, not on TV AND saw FIRST HAND Moore get pissed on, not once but twice in the open field. Good Luck in your further evaluations on our team….. Do you like Dilfer to take over for Alex too?

  10. I can see him replacing D. Smith but not Brandon Moore!!! There are so hooked on this 3-4 defense.I say we have better people for a 4-3 defense but that is why im just a spectator and not a coach.We got better when we ran a 4-3 defense last season.why change it when it was better.

  11. now Staley and McDonald need to be given the go ahead nod and everything will be in place. BY, Franklin, and McDonald should be our starting three up front.

  12. In all likelihood will Moore replace Smith in the near future?

  13. And what WR is going to get cut?

  14. let’s face it ….. willis should take smith’s spot … not moore’s spot!

  15. actually willis took smith’s spot (ted). but at the same time moore was benched and smith was next on the depth chart for the mike. now ulbrich is willis’ back-up and moore is smith’s.

    this scenario almost makes wish that smith gets injured against the bears. nothing serious. just a strain or something so he will be out for at least the first regular season game versus arizona so moore can proove he still is the best player on this defense (besides harris and clements).

  16. for a moment, i thought D. Smith lost his starting job.

  17. Have you guys watched any pre-season football. The most glarring missed tackles by anyone on our team, have been Moore’s. He won’t stay out of the lineup for long. Derek is on his way out. This is Nolan’s way of telling Brandon; If you fuck up, you will sit your ass on the bench. I love it! Coaches let players fuck up way too much. Starting quarterbacks used to get benched all the time, when they were having a shitty game. You don’t really see that now. Coaches are afraid to bench their premier players. What better message to send to a guy that isn’t playing up to his potential than, “Sit the fuck down and pull your head out of your ass or we will replace you!” What’s wrong with that? Nolan is a hard ass. This is the way football teams should be coached.

  18. I’m not a huge Smith fan, but he has played better than Moore this pre-season. He got a fire lit under his ass, when we drafted Willis, and he is playing like it. Moore has been very sloppy. Nolan is telling his team that there is fierce competition on this team, and if you don’t perform, you will lose your job. Look for Brandon Moore to rebound from this and knock Derek out of the starting lineup. And also look for P. Willis to be rookie of the year. I love this fucking team!!!!! Go Niners!!

  19. SHUT THE FUCK UP PEOPLE ITS NOT LIKE MOORE IS GONNA BE BENCHED ALL SEASON I GUARANTEE MOORE WILL TAKE SMITHS SPOT BY THE START OF THE SEASON, THERES NO NEED TO PANIC MOORE WILL START THERES NO WAY SMITH WILL MAKE IT PAST THESE LAST 2 GAMES.

  20. The 49ers have tons of depth at wideout. Why not trade one of those guys for a defensive lineman, and get Rayburn out of there. I would like to see Maxwell make the team. This would get rid of Gilmore. Why not trade either Lelie, B-dub, Jacobs or even Battle Naz and get the best defensive lineman we can. I would have been happy with the d-line if a healthy Melvin Oliver was ready for year two.

    P-Willy takin over is just a start. Next will be Staley. And after that its Johnny Drama yelling his trademark, Victory!

  21. Yeah, I am with Bobby Boucher….Moore is stinking it up right now….but….everyone has a point about bringing the question, “Should Smith or Moore start?” That is the question that should have been asked before we even question Willis. Willis is someone that is necessary for us to get the young fresh legs and sharp instincts going on this defense. Moore tore it up towards the end of last season, but D. Smith IS SOLID….I am not saying a pro bowler or anything, but he is solid. Moore vs. Smith is a tough one right now because Moore isn’t showing Nolan RIGHT NOW that should be starting. He is in there to be a mauler and maulers stop the run. Moore is missing some pretty easy tackles. So now, let me ask you guys this. Our first two picks in next years draft are going to o line and d line, but which should we use on which position? I hope Vernon Davis doesn’t get doubles teamed a lot because I took him as the third overall tight end taken in my fantasy draft behind Gates and Gonzalez. Also, let me put my feelers out there and get some expert opinions. I drafted Greg Olsen as my back up tight end….should I drop him before the season starts for Heath Miller or Eric Johnson? I ask this because there is a chance that Olsen is going to have to share time with that old fart that they have right now that is streaky as hell.

  22. Bobby Boucher,Smith has not been that good this year especially in the raider game when he made some assist tackles when the guy was already down and then Smith would jump on top of them for an assist tackle.I have the game recorded and watched it 3 times.

  23. I am not one to question Mike Nolan, but after reading this article (towards the end of it)….I hope he isn’t serious about keeping them in that long against the bears. I get the fact that he wants them to play against the best defense he can get his hands on, but messing with the bears isn’t a great idea DURING THE PRESEASON.

    http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/49ers/archives/008037.html

  24. No one should ? Lord NOLANS ruling. He is letting Moore know to learn how to tackle better and shape up or he will sit the bench. Don’t get me wrong, he has great talent but he played like shit so far, while willis is playing awesome. Its a great motivator for both players.

  25. it doesnt matter if moore doesnt start cuz that only means that he’ll remain fresher and be able to bring the rush up the middle on third downs. on the niners website nolan said moore’s problem is that he tires out…and that last season he was sometimes not as good in the 4th qtr… this move only betters our third down defense which is good cuz last year the D was on the field alot and should have stopped several third down conversions…with moore fresh tryin to impress nolan he’ll fuck some bitches up

  26. Arock49 wtf are you talking about ??

    newsflash…derek smith suckes ass…all you derek smith cock suckers need to stop thinking he’s one of the best LB’s in the nfl because he puts up 100 plus tackles…the man gets dragged around…he gets pushed around…he looks lost out there. Moore was one of best defensive players last year…he didnt just forget how to play 6 months later…smith on the other hand is over rated…especially to all of you who believe he is one of the top lbs in the league. I have both games on tape…show me where smith is making all these great plays…the minute and second…i will look it over and if i am wrong i will apologize. Im not saying moore deserves it right now because he cant tackle very well right now…but derek smith should not even be a starter in this league.
    I believe moore will eventually take smiths job…hopefully by or season opener.

    MOORE > smith

    arock49…you are going to look really foolish when you see smith as a backup at the start of the season. If nolan doesnt see it now…believe me…he’ll eventually see it

  27. a few typo’s…im sure arock49 gets really sensitive if people mispell a word here and there

    newsflash…derek smith SUCKS ass

    I believe moore will eventually take smiths job…hopefully BY season opener.

  28. most of you are idiots, nolan and co. have turned this team around and sees first hand at practice and at games what players are doing. i think he knows who should be playing and who shouldnt a little more than the people here. im tired of all this complaining, if smith and kwame are starting, it for a reason not just random act where he wants to put the worst player in the league (according to most of you) in the starting lineup

  29. What I don’t get is Niner fans disrespecting a Niner??? Especially one that has been good for us since 2001. He had a bad year last year because of his left eye. Some Jackass made a lowlights film and put it on Youtube showing a few bad plays that were ran to his left (bad eye) and a lot of Niner fans??? think he gets dragged on every tackle. Its funny how Nolan and Singletary thought Derek should start with one good eye over players on the bench with no injuries. Even better is when we stick up for Derek and get called “cocksuckers” when Moore had one good year and your all over his dick. Now I’m not dissing Moore at all, I think he’s a good linebacker. Just the people dissing Smith when he’s outplaying Moore currently. Not liking Nolan’s decision is one thing, saying a Niner sucks is another. Look at the stats from last year..
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/6253/
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/3986/
    In playing in 3 more games than Smith, Moore only had 11 more solo and 12 more assisted tackles than Smith. I know Moore didn’t start at the beginning of the year, but the only stat that sticks out for Moore is the sacks. I think what Nolan and Manusky want to do is put him backing up the OLB so he can play near the line of scrimmage and rush the passer. He doesn’t appear to play as well in space as when he’s up on the LOS. I know some people think it was the tackling, but that is just rust and wouldn’t be a problem. Someone also said they wanted Smith to get hurt but not a serious injury. What??? I hope he doesn’t get hurt, because I want to see him and Willis take it to Benson and the carebears and destroy those punk as bitches!! I’m going to that game wearing a Frank Gore jersey and the last thing I want his those sissy ass fans up there talking junk to me. I went to the game up there last year and the year before. Their fans suck ass!!! I can’t wait to rub it in that they lost the Super Bowl. HA HA HA HA
    GO NINERS!!!! Beat da bears!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Smith was actually very good in 2005. He obviously stunk up the joint in 2006 but the team blames that on a muscle strain that made him practically blind in one eye. Now that it is healed he should be fine.

    Also I trust Nolan a hell of a lot more than some random guy posting on a blog. If he thinks Smith should be starting over Moore than I trust him.

  31. HEY PHIL WERNT WE LIKE 4-12 IN 2005 SMITH WASNT THAT GOOD HE HAD ON GOOD GAME AGAINS THE EAGLES AND TACKLED MCNABB TWICE NEXT TO THE ENDZONE THATS IT HE STINKS AND SHOULDNT BE STARTING MOORE SHOULD BE AHEAD OF HIM MOORE CAN SACK THE QB WEN WAS THE LAST TIME SMITH GOT A SACK

  32. Hey guys r back up defense dosent look very good i know thats why there backups but they should show something better than they are arnt these guys fighting for jobs the only backup that looks good is Roderick Green even are starters cant stop the run all that good wen u give up that many yard to that fat running back jordan that doesnt look that good we need these last preseason games alot

  33. to everyone that’s saying smith shouldnt start.
    im a huge brandon moore fan in my opinion he was our best defensive player on the team(aybe excluding harris).
    lets face it. moore is playing like shit so far but its only preseason but so far smith has earned it over brandon moore. nolan wants these guys to compete for a starting spot. its a fact that moore will get the start over smith if not by the first regular season game, soon after. but so far smith is performing better.

  34. The Niners went 4-12 because the entire team was terrible. Trying to blame one player for that debacle is ridiculous. Bryant Young was on the same team; you want him benched? So were Alex Smith, Frank Gore (he was even starting by the end of the year) and Arnaz Battle. Let’s bench ’em all. Clearly if they were on a team that went 4-12 they must suck.

  35. Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher are considered the two best MLBs of the last 10 years (maybe more). Obviously they suck though, because Lewis was on the 1996 Ravens team that went 4-12 and Urlacher was on the 2002 Bears that went 4-12 and the 2000 and 2004 teams that both went 5-11.

    Pardon me if I roll my eyes at your ridiculous logic.

  36. Also, who gives a crap if your MLB can rush the passer? Urlacher didn’t have any sacks last year; boy he really does suckm doesn’t he.

  37. look,if you notice, moore missed those tackles but look where he missed those tackles. he was behind the backfield on some occasions. the guy is a playmaker. where was the help. the ravens and bears are good because they swarm the ball and often, holding up runners while the others strips the ball. sure, he missed tackles and thats not acceptable but i think nolan should really consider that move.

  38. The 49ers have tons of depth at wideout. Why not trade one of those guys for a defensive lineman, and get Rayburn out of there. I would like to see Maxwell make the team. This would get rid of Gilmore. Why not trade either Lelie, B-dub, Jacobs or even Battle Naz and get the best defensive lineman we can. I would have been happy with the d-line if a healthy Melvin Oliver was ready for year two.

    P-Willy takin over is just a start. Next will be Staley.

  39. The only thing about Nolan that I have ever questioned is putting in the starters for one half in a PRESEASON GAME….I don’t want to risk injury. What are going to do if one of our MAJOR players gets injured…..that seems to be happening A LOT this preseason.

  40. HOLY SHIT TROTTER GOT RELEASED!

  41. Ryan, if you saw any other games around the league, you’ll see that almost every team played their starters just about as much. They all usually follow a similar format as far as playing their starters.

  42. I’m just coming back on here from the other night and it’s good to here that Patrick Willis is taking over the weak inside LB spot, Rams look dude I don’t get it with you dog why are you making it your buisness let alone takeing time out of your day to come on a 49ers site to not only talk shit to 49ers fans but come on here period, it’s not working out for you and for the most part yeah you can say what you want that’s true but it’s just not making any since for you to make it your buisness to come on here YOU’RE A RAMS FAN and I can respect that but coming on here and causing controversy and let alone by your self with all of us 49ers fans I don’t see what you can possibly gain from that.

    I’m letting you know I don’t give a fuck that you don’t care that I was just fucking with you and having fun about yall getting yall asses kicked by the chargers after all that shit you talked on here because I was doing just that and not careing how you felt about it and you’re not calling me out and when you call somebody out you call them out when you’re face to face and I don’t call out dudes over computer screens and through the internet I’m not going to go back and forth with you on a 49ers site which is where I belong for being a diehard fan for over 25 years versus you being a fucking rams fan I mean the more I think and write about it the more it just don’t make no fucking since at all but dudes like you is still going to come on here and talk shit where you don’t belong DUDE WHY DON’T YOU JUST ROLL OUT TO A RAMS SITE WHERE YOU BELONG AND TALK SHIT WITH OTHER RAMS FANS AND ENVY THE FUCK OUT OF THE 49ERS AND US LOYAL FANS, THIS IS MY LAST TIME TALKING AND GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH YOU WHY YOU WANT TO BE SOME WHERE YOU DON’T BELONG AND NOT WANTED SERIOUSLY!

  43. My 5 cents worth… Moore has been sluggish in preseason. Again, I do agree he was great last season. Honestly, I dont think he ever thought his starting spot was in danger. This is surely Nolan’s way of saying “Give me 120% on every game, earn your spot, last season is history and we need results now”. I do think he’ll be back as a starter for the Cards game. In regards to Joe Staley, I was really impressed after the last game he played. The guy was moving DE and LBs like directing traffic. If you haven’t seen it, NFL Network is re-airing the game at 12:30 pm today. Honestly, the guy was dominating anybody trying to pass through him. The Bears game is going to be key to a lot of starters, specially RT (K Harris vs J Staley) and 3WR (T Jacobs vs A Lelie). What I really want to see if how Alex handles this one, if he’s able to put up the same numbers as in the first two games, we might just be looking at A Smiths break out season.

  44. Big M, I still don’t think that is a great idea regardless if everyone else is doing it. Look at how messed up the Broncos almost got with Henry almost getting injured. Preseason is great because it gives us release from baseball ( thank god), but at the cost of us losing a big time player on our team…..I am not for it. Play the second string or third string for as long as you want, but the first string shouldn’t be out there forever….that brings risk of injury.

  45. Who does everyone think will keep at receiver?

  46. RAMS GUY,I HEARD YOU GUYS WERE GOING TO SIGN KEVIN FEDERLINE FOR YOUR DEFENSE!!!!!!!!

  47. I THINK IT WILL BE D.J.,ASH LELIE,ARNAZ BATTLE,JASON HILL AND BRANDON WILLIAMS.THATS IF IS THERE IS 5,BUT IF SIX IT WILL BE TAYLOR JACOBS AS THE LAST EVEN THOUGH GILMORE DID A DECENT JOB THIS LAST GAME AGAINST THE RAIDERS.

  48. RAMS SKRATCH N SNIFF CRACK, KevinFederline for defense that is fucking funny!

  49. lol 🙂

  50. Keep in mind that the got Mike Rumph. I hear that Federline and Rumph are Kick Ass as a duo.

  51. Damn guys…you’re so fired up about the insider linebacker’s starters! I am a B Moore fan and his has been missing tackles left and right. Maybe by getting demoted, will make him reevaluate his situation. Smith has been a decent LB for the Niners. Show some respect. For all you Willis fans that want him to start now, he will be starting a lot sooner than later. Smith can still bring something to the table!

  52. http://www.49erswebzone.com/content/news/view.php?id=10670

  53. On a side note guys, I have a problem that maybe you all could help me with. I have trouble wiping my ass. I always seem to leave a little brown matter behind if you know what I mean. Sometimes I will stand up and wipe from the side. Other times I wipe like I am snapping a football. I even will wet the toilet paper sometimes before I wipe. But damnit, no matter what I do, there are always a few dingleberries dangling. Any advice?

  54. I LOVE BE A TURE 49ERS FAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. I like Jacobs:

    “It’s been an exhausting few days for receiver Taylor Jacobs, who did not participate in the afternoon practice.

    At lunchtime, he said he was going to speak with head coach Mike Nolan because he was thoroughly fatigued.

    Jacobs’ wife, Christine, gave birth to 6-pound, 9-ounce Taylor Jr. on Saturday around 2 p.m. Then, Jacobs rushed to the stadium for the game. He did not warm up and he did not take part in pre-game stretching. He slept in the locker room right up to game time.

    It was a very emotional day for him and his family. If you recall, Taylor and Christine lost their 10-week-old daughter, Taryn, to sudden infant death syndrome in October. He stayed up with his wife all night.

    I asked Taylor why he went to the game Saturday evening against the Raiders.

    “I love the 49ers,” Jacobs said. “I felt at the time it was the right decision. But did you see how I played? I feel like I’m on fumes right now. Emotionally, I’m just drained.”

    Jacobs played just a handful of snaps. He dropped a pass – something that has been a rare sight during training camp. Despite Jacobs’ rough outing, 49ers coach Mike Nolan said Jacobs is “clearly the third guy to me right now,” behind starters Darrell Jackson and Arnaz Battle.”

  56. Gilmore stays boys, he streches out to make the difficult catches while in traffic, he does a decent job on kick returns, and has had a solid camp, and two good pre-season games thus far. Gilmore brings speed and experience to the team, no way he gets cut. I wouldn’t want to make the WR cuts.

  57. since the eagles just released Trotter let me ask you this….should we pick him up or leave well enough alone. Remember he plays middle linebacker….but I think the eagles play a 4-3 defense.

  58. I have notice that hardly anyone has mention Maxwell. Did he even play against the Raiders?

  59. I truly believe that all the wideouts are all raised their games. It will be hard to let anyone of them go! What do you guys think?

  60. Ryan, I don’t know about Trotter. Why would the Eagles let him go? He was their starting MLB!

  61. Maxwell is just not ready, or hasn’t beeb given a significant shot. I wouldn’t even be sad to see Williams go at this point.

  62. No one on here is saying they don’t like Brandon Moore. I like Moore, but also like Nolan’s move by benching him. He needed a wake up call. That’s all this is. No more and no less. Derek Smith is on the decline. I don’t think you’ll find anyone in here who dosen’t think that Moore is more talented than Smith. Nolan is telling Moore that if he doesn’t start playing up to his potential he can sit his ass. Bravo! This is not a candyass sport. Our guys do not need to be coddled. I don’t give a fuck if it hurts his feelings. It’s cut and dry. Either play every fucking down like it’s your last or go fucking home. Half assing it will not be accepted, nor should it. Brandon should be embarassed by his play this preseason. No one thinks Smith is the shit anymore, he just doesn’t suck as bad as Brandon does right now.

  63. Honestly, I really think we have above average WR corps. This is a really dramatic improvement from what we had last year. And Jason Hill hasn’t even been a variable (rookie WR), he should get better as the season goes by. I would love to see DJAX, BATTLE, JACOBS and VD. And we discovered an interesting option with Delaine Walker. We might see some 2 TE sets. Again, I really think this will be a break out season for Alex with all those options. Do any of you believe this also, or am I just over excited about everything?

  64. personally i would love to see al wilson in a red and gold uni… jeremiah trotter is too washed up to make make more of an impact than smith..Wilson is a great run stopper and is pretty quik too…

  65. HEY RAM GUY?I GOT THE SALUTION FOR YOUR WHIPING PROBLEM!!USE REALLY FINE SANDPAPER,THEN USE A BIG RED DILDO AND STICK IT UP YOUR ASS AND THEN SAY THANK YOU 49ERS FOR FUCKING US OVER AGAIN!!!

  66. 49ers.com has a spotlight article on Jeff Ulbrich. He says that the coaches pet is Brandon Moore. Found that pretty funny. It proves my point though, sitting him is just a motivational tactic. He will take Smith’s spot, and probably soon.

  67. RAMS SKRATCH N SNIFF CRACK — you are the most corniest nigga i ever heard…sand paper? Is that suppose to make me feel bad. Its just corney. If thats what your mom is using to wipe your ass then keep it to yourself—OK OK I bet that you have been a niners fan for 25 years too! Right…

    Oh by the way trotter will be a good addition since he is a great tackler + impact player leadership…

    RAMS SKRATCH N SNIFF CRACK such a loser—i know you got something better than that… if anything they should bann your corney ass off this site…you are a disgrace to your niner

  68. nolan ?’s his stamina bobby-making that public means that either moore knows this or nolan is just saying it to play a mind fuck

  69. Sorry no nigga here!And like you got nerve calling people corny.YOUR A DAMN NINERFAN POSSING AS A RAMMS FAN.I SOULD USE YOUR HEAD AS A DAMN PINYATA AND BEAT IT WITH A BASEBALL BAT TILL IT SPLITS OPEN,And they should bann all ramms fans……on this sight MATHAFUCKA!!!FUCKIN NIGGA!!!! STREIGHT OUT OF A SPECIAL ED CLASS AND RETARDED TOO BOOT!!!SO TAKE YOUR FAKE RAMMS ASS BACK ON THE LITTLE YELLOW BUS AND GO BACK TO ST.LOUIS WITH THE REST OF THE RAMMS RETARTS!

  70. AND YE IVE BEEN A 49ERS FAN FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS BUT YOU AND YOUR MOMMA BEEN RETARTS YOUR WHOLE LIFE!AND YE YOUR RIGHT THAT WAS PRETTY STUPID ….BUT SO WAS YOUR QUESTION AND YOUR EXSISTANTS ON A 49ER BLOG!!!SO YOU WIN AS THE RETART, REJECT FROM ST.LOUIS>>>>>>>>.AGAIN!!!!!

  71. wow the drama on this website…anyway, anybody else alittle worried about the D??

  72. HEY PHIL GO F UR SELF AND WEN U GET A CHANCE GIVE TO DEREK SMITH TO U FAGGOT

  73. Im a little worried about our tackling but im sure nolan will fix it. Overall though im not too worried about it. Its pre season…and we didnt have our starting d line out there.

  74. IVE SEEN PROOF THAT D SMITH IS NO GOOD ANYMORE I WATCH THE GAMES AND HE CANT TACKLE ANYMORE U CANNOT COMPARE HIM TO RAY LEWIS AND URLACHER THY ARE WAY BETTER AND THEY MAKE THERE TEAM MATES BETTER HOW MANY YEARS CAN U LET SOMEONE START THAT HASNT MADE R DEFENSE ANY BETTER EVEN THE GUY RUNNING THIS SITE DOESNT LIKE SMITH AND ABOUT 90% OF THE PEOPLE ON HERE THINK HE IS THROUGH

  75. EVERY1 VOTE BENCH D. SMITH OR START HIM
    BENCH HIM

  76. How is Marcus Maxwell fairing out. Do the coaches like him?

  77. Do you think we will keep Marcus, and does he show any promise in camp. I hope we don’t let him go. He’s a Gem waiting to be found. Jacoby Jones I think will be rookie of the year. This guy was a find for the Texans, much like our past third round draft pick B.O. I knew Jones would be a good player!

  78. Ryan, relax about the playing time. We have depth at most positions, and really running back is an area where you don’t want your starter getting too many reps. Frank Gore isn’t playing, so we’re okay. At the same time, we need practice and reps for our offense and defense to gel, and it’s better we use these games that don’t count for that opportunity. It’s also an evalution process. If we are really going to make a playoff run, we need this time to evaluate. We can’t afford to do it after we make mistakes and possibly lose games early on.

    About Jeremiah Trotter, he could be a good addition. He is a great tackler, and could be a good fit in the 3-4 alongside Patrick Willis. He is a great run stopper, but he lacks in coverage. He would be an upgrade over what we have, but there may be reasons that we don’t know about as to why Philly released him.

    AS far as WR’s, I am favoring Gilmore over Williams at the moment. Gilmore has done better in the return game and he has shown he can stretch the field better than Williams. However, Williams has done better in the passing game so far this pre-season, and he can also return kicks, he just hasn’t shown top speed in doing so. He dances a bit much and kills his acceleration in doing so.

  79. About Maxwell, he hasn’t dominated those third string defenses so far. If he wants a roster spot, he needs to show he can destroy those 3rd string corners and get seperation. For now, he’s just another big body that can run and catch. There’s a whole lot more to the position.

  80. Hey Big M,HOW YA BEEN DOING?I beleaved that Maxwell wasnt going to be that good after his little nfl europe trip.And so far ive been right.And i live in jersey and ive seen on t.v. the reason that they released J. Trotter was that he got burned my Reggie Bush and they have a younger faster M.L.B. and his name is Omar Gathers.We might as well sign trotter,Corry Simon and move to a 4-3 defense like philly….just kidding.

  81. GO NINERS HERE A TEST FOR ARE OFF ON SAT VS THE BEARS WHO SHUT US OUT IN THREE OF THE FOUR QTS WE PLAYED LAST YEAR I CANT WATE THEN SOME ONE BESIDES SAN FRAN WILL GIVE SMITH AND THE OFF SOME CREDIT GO NINERS THE SEASONS ALMOST HERE I CANT WATE GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. 49erfan86….
    (Arock49 wtf are you talking about ??
    newsflash…derek smith suckes ass…)

    Bro… What are you like 15? Obviuosly you have a hard on for Brandon Moore so no matter what anyone says, Brandon Moore is God in your world. Yea he had a good not great season last year, yea he had some real standout games last year. Im not sure if you have ever played linebacker in the NFL with one eye, I know I havent, actually I know maybe no one has. Translation…. Not took fucking easy. Well guess what, our leading tackler and run stopping MLB a year before that had to go through it. Yes I know he is aging and not as fast as Moore is, but guess what he makes up for it in “knowledge” and “experience”. Oh and by the way, his eye has made a full recovery this year and so far not only myself notices the improvement from last year, but so does the (Head Coach) and his right hand man (Mike Singletary). But your evaluation is probably the more sensible one. Conclusion….. Moore has simply been out played so far, by a highbred rookie and a seasoned vet. Go Niners….

  83. WR…would like 2 c…1st Jackson….2nd Battle…3rd Lelie….4th an 5th…Hill an Gillmore… Gillmore can return an he layz out 4 da ball

    Willaims is ight but could use Gillmore more…could go either way…not mad

  84. What about Jacobs? Who Nolan said was the #3 guy. It’s almost shitty having this much depth. A couple of good receivers are going to get cut. Oh well, it’s all for the good of the team. Nolan will make the right decisions.

  85. Jesus, atleast put Willis on the strong side!!!

  86. Me personally,Jacobs hasnt done shit on the field and Gilmore has looked much better in the raiders game.It always seems that jacobs has something wrong or an excuse for why he hasnt produced on the field and im waiting to exhail for when he gets cut.And who do you guys think will be cut before or at august 28th deadline?

  87. Zack, as far as WR? I say Jacobs, and if that cut doesn’t go down, then cut Williams.

  88. I don’t know….I think that it is going to come down to Jacobs or Gilmore and I personally think they both are out performing Brandon Williams. It NEVER sucks to have this much depth except when a team that the niners are going to play pick that player up. Can someone please tell me why we aren’t adding McDonald to the starting D line? BY and Franklin I know about…they SHOULD start…but what about McDonald….who is better than him or is putting pressure on the opposing teams offense like him?

  89. Hey Jerry! Been good man… I’ve been reading posts and all I have just been busy lately haven’t had time to post myself. I don’t really have time now but the season is near and I am getting excited… As far as Maxwell, all the talk was too good to be true. The way they talked about him looking like T.O. I knew was far fetched, but I was hoping he’d look like he could contribute somehow. The level of play in Europa was really bad though. It was worse than the 4th quarter of pre-season play because all of the players were guys that wouldn’t have made any team’s roster if they weren’t allocated to Europe.

    Ryan… The reason that McDonald isn’t starting is because he is a penetrator as of now. With time, he should get better at two-gapping, but as of right now, he can contribute on third downs with his passrushing skills. He is quick off of the ball, but he has to be able to contain his gaps in our defense. Currently, Marques Douglas, Aubrayo Franklin, and Bryant Young do the best job of that. The younger guys should get there with experience, but it is a dirty job that requires a lot of discipline, and younger guys tend to be inferior to veterans in that area. That said, he did do a solid job against the Raiders, but Douglas is a proven player at that position, whereas McDonald still needs to earn his stripes. For now, he is where Patrick Willis was a few days ago, a starter on 3rd down packages.

  90. I knew when TIKI BARBER joined the talking booth that he would bad mouth his former teams and he is as retarted as the viva viagra comercial.I guess there is no new news about T.O.,Mike Vick or Pack Man Jones. So they got to nickpick on something else.Instead of showing the high school all star game cant they show the 49erstraining camp on the n.f.l.net..i would consider that highschool allstar game would be shown on college t.v. instead of The N.F.L. Net. And does anyone think that Isaac Sopoaga,Marcus Maxwell or Jeff Ulbrich might be cut?And does anyone think we might have a chance to try and sign j. trotter.I dont think so.but that is just My opinion though.

  91. Its Jacobs over Gilmore. Jacobs has a great camp apparently. He is cuurently the thrid receiver. I find it highly unlikely he drops to seventh position in the coming weeks. Plus, he is three years younger than Gilmore and has more potential. Sure, Gilmore had a decent game, but what string defense was it against? Zack, the birth of your first child after a miscarriage is no excuse. He played. Would you have?

  92. I like the idea of Patrick Willis taking over Moore’s spot now that I think of it. Anytime there are battles in camp/pre-season it pushes the players. Moore has had a couple bad preseason games and now he realizes he can’t slack off and he has to come back like the player we all expected. Hopefully it will be B-Moore and P-Will come opening day.

  93. IF NOLAN IS SMART HED SIGN TROTTER IF HE IS IN GOOD CONDITION AND MAKE HIM BATTLE WITH SMITH NOW THAT WOULD MAKE SMITH SHIT HIS PANTS. AND HAVE YOU GUYS NOTICED THAT TULLY-BANTACAIN SUX ASS AND HES NOT EVEN BEING CONTESTED FOR HIS JOB AND EVERYONES TALKING SHIT OF MANNY LAWSON.

  94. I’m not against signing him to a one or two year deal….however, I say no to the two year deal if it is going to hinder our chances at getting Larry Allen OR Smiley back. Also, the one splash in free agency that we should make next year is either a quality player to replace BY or someone who is a quality O lineman. It all depends on what direction we go in the draft.

  95. However, I am not sold either way on Banta Cain yet….there is a possibility that they just haven’t put their cards on the table so no one has a clue of what the niners are going to bring this season. Teams don’t exactly open the playbook wide open in preseason.

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