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I've been lurking your forums. There are a quite a few misconceptions -

1. Yes, our Defense isn't great against the run....but it isn't as bad as it seems either. Last week the Saints gave up two long runs by Michael Vick that were actually broken pass plays. The D did a solid job against Falcons RBs. Gore will have some success but the Saints D have been very good at keeping opponents out of the endzone.

2. Getting to Brees isn't easy....13 sacks in 11 games. Let me repeat 13 sacks in 11 games. That averages out to little over one sack per game after facing guys like Julius Peppers and John Abraham. Brees quickly gets rid of the ball. But the OL also is completely capable of giving him time to throw the deep ball.

3. Our receivers don't begin and end with super rookie Marques Colston. Colston hasn't played in two weeks yet the Saints continue lighting up secondaries. I believe last week Brees threw to 10 different receivers (WRs, TEs, RBs, and FB). The Saints still also have wiley old vet Joe Horn too. But more bad news, Colston is expected to play so get ready to see what all the talk is about.....

4. Get ready for a big dose of Deuce......Sean Payton is looking for balance as the playoffs get closer. Deuce had 70 yds. against the Falcons and that was only early and late in the game. If your D co ordinator decides to keep a nickel back in, keep an eye on #26 he'll be the one carrying your LBs over the first down marker.

5. The Dome will be as loud as you've ever heard.....
 
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I think some 49er fans or over looking us like some saints fans are overlooking them. During this time of the year you can't look past no one.
 

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Nice points Ti.

6. Reggie Bush is always looking for the mismatch against a LB or safety. Look for Bush to try to get loose in the secondary this week, as they just missed last week on a deep throw to him.
Also Drew Brees has been extremely accurate with his deep throws, something ridiculous like 50%.
 

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Gore will have some success but the Saints D have been very good at keeping opponents out of the endzone.
Umm no. You couldn't have been serious when you made that statement. Your opinion on this matter must be influenced over the effort we had Sunday against the Falcrums. While we did do good in that game, in the other 10 we've been giving up redzone TD after redzone TD.
 

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I truly could not tell you 3 players on the 49ers defense. I know they have Mark Roman from LSU, thats about it.
 

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I've been lurking your forums. There are a quite a few misconceptions -

1. Yes, our Defense isn't great against the run....but it isn't as bad as it seems either. Last week the Saints gave up two long runs by Michael Vick that were actually broken pass plays. The D did a solid job against Falcons RBs. Gore will have some success but the Saints D have been very good at keeping opponents out of the endzone.

2. Getting to Brees isn't easy....13 sacks in 11 games. Let me repeat 13 sacks in 11 games. That averages out to little over one sack per game after facing guys like Julius Peppers and John Abraham. Brees quickly gets rid of the ball. But the OL also is completely capable of giving him time to throw the deep ball.

3. Our receivers don't begin and end with super rookie Marques Colston. Colston hasn't played in two weeks yet the Saints continue lighting up secondaries. I believe last week Brees threw to 10 different receivers (WRs, TEs, RBs, and FB). The Saints still also have wiley old vet Joe Horn too. But more bad news, Colston is expected to play so get ready to see what all the talk is about.....

4. Get ready for a big dose of Deuce......Sean Payton is looking for balance as the playoffs get closer. Deuce had 70 yds. against the Falcons and that was only early and late in the game. If your D co ordinator decides to keep a nickel back in, keep an eye on #26 he'll be the one carrying your LBs over the first down marker.

5. The Dome will be as loud as you've ever heard.....
Good Points. But let me add some relatively minor things:

Re 1: The Saints run defense has definitely improved this year, added Hollis Thomas up front has helped, IMO, and the new LBs, while not particularly talented, play with discipline. They do their job. However, IMO, while the focus of the 49ers running game has been Frank Gore, who has done extremely well, the real key to the 49ers running game has been the resurgent offensive line. It's no accident that the 49ers 3 game win streak came with the return of Larry Allen. The left side, with Allen and Jonas Jennings, has simply been dominant in the running game. Gore ran for over 200 yds against Seattle, but he wasn't being touched the first 5-10 yards. The holes Allen and Jennings are opening up are amazing, especially considering that teams generally speaking are showing norespect for the 49ers passing game.

2. I agree completely with the Brees comments. To top it off, the 49ers have real problems creating pressure on opposing QBs. Brees should have another outstanding day. The only thing is, the 49ers defense has been creating turnovers. Even last week, it didn't show up in the stats because they had two turnovers taken away due to questionable calls, but they are generating turnovers. All in all though, the Saints offense should have a big day.

3. I think Henderson will have a big day. 49ers secondary will be without Spencer; Harris has been playing extremely well for 49ers, but the other corner position will probably be Marcus Hudson or Sammy Davis, neither are enticing choices.

4. I don't know about a big dose of Deuce; if you're the 49ers, if given a choice of Deuce running the ball or Brees throwing it, they'd rather see Deuce.
 

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I truly could not tell you 3 players on the 49ers defense. I know they have Mark Roman from LSU, thats about it.
I'll tell you, the rookie, Manny Lawson, has done a very good job at LB. He was drafted as a pass rushing 3-4 outside LB. As it turns out, the 49ers have spent most of the season in a 4-3; and Lawson has turn out to be less of a pass rushing specialist, more of an all around LB. He's very good in the run, and is becoming more instinctive in coverage, he had a great int last week. He's very athletic; and would easily be the Saints best LB.

Bryant Young is still playing at a high level, but the remainder of the defensive line is very journeymanlike. Late round pick Melvin Oliver, from LSU, has won a staring job; and 2005 late round pick has also won a starting position. They've improved, but they won't scare anyone.

Brandon Moore, at inside LB, has really played well. He's been flying to the ball and providing what little pass rush the 49ers generate.

Shawntae Spencer was playing well before he got hurt; but he's out.

All in all, the 49ers don't have much defensive talent, but they play hard. The whole team plays hard.
 

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If there are Niner fans, the original poster is right on all but #1. Our run defense really is horrible.

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