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12 Dec 2013

ESPN Upset Watch: Bucs over 49ers

This week's Upset Watch looks at the improvement in the Tampa Bay pass defense since the middle of the season, and what that means for this Sunday's game against San Francisco. Cover Watch looks at the Jets' run defense against the Carolina offense.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 12 Dec 2013

6 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2014, 6:30am by louis vuitton nettbutikk


by Mood_Indigo (not verified) :: Thu, 12/12/2013 - 8:27pm

Niners have a "flawed receiver corps"?! Crabtree, Boldin, and Manningham!

by coboney :: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:40am

As a 49er fan I have to agree with that categorization - it is flawed though thats not to say it can't be good.

Crabtree is still rounding into form as can be seen at times on the field.

Boldin is a strong possession receiver but at this point in his career that is what he is. He struggles to get real separation instead relying on his ability to outfight the defender for the ball (something he normally can do to be fair)

And Manningham is also rounding into form and we haven't seen much from him really. When I've been watching I haven't seen him making an impact on the field.

As for where Revis should go - I think Crabtree as the's the one most likely to make a big play and is Kaepernick's preferred target. One of the things Jim Harbaugh needs to do this off season is get Kaep and Vernon Davis more in sync.

by Karl Cuba :: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:20am

I can understand calling them flawed. I like Boldin but he's pretty slow, Manningham runs poor routes, drops a few and is still working back from a really nasty knee injury and Crabtree said last week that he's still only at 80%.

The only guy who can take the top off a defense is Davis, which is why he's so vital to the overall offense.

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