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18 Dec 2011

ESPN: Key to San Francisco's Playoff Success

Danny Tuccitto discusses how the 49ers offensive line has been the biggest problem in San Francisco's losses -- and must improve if the 49ers want to win some playoff games.

Posted by: Danny Tuccitto on 18 Dec 2011

3 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2011, 9:55pm by kazman8888


by Karl Cuba :: Mon, 12/19/2011 - 12:23pm

Nice write up, hit the nail on the head. Iupati is the most illustrative example, he's very athletic and when he gets onto a defender they're finished but he seems to spend too much time working out who to block. I'm not enough of a line expert to say for certain but the niners seem to use a lot of man-blocking schemes in both the run and pass and this results in problems with zone blitzes when the fella they're supposed to block is not there.

by bravehoptoad :: Mon, 12/19/2011 - 5:54pm

Danny, I'm glad you're getting on ESPN and making actual money, though I do miss seeing your stuff (for free) on Ninersnation.