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"keller witherspoon" Discussed on GSMC Fantasy Football Podcast
"Here on the gs mc fantasy football podcast for the third segment of today's show. We're gonna talk about the one o'clock games on sunday and talk about some of the favorable and unfavorable matchups or each game. So let's start off with the steelers at the bill. So these two teams met late. In the season final score was twenty. Six to fifteen and yeah wasn't a good game for the sealers. But i feel like this. Game's going to be a lot different than it was when they last met. Because this is an early season matchup. Both teams are going to be relatively healthy. I believe stefan to what he's going to be out for a couple of games for the steelers early on but outside of that steelers coming in healthy. I think they're gonna put up a better fight than they did last year. So i'm going to say that ben rothlisberger has a decent game. I'm going to see if you know you you're thinking about starting ben. I think he could be a guy that you know. You could possibly start in this game. Because i like how the steelers offense played in the preseason i know was against some inferior teams like the lions but i just felt like ben. He looked like he had some zip on his ball. He was still able to do what he typically does doing his ben shimmy getting out of the pocket. You know avoiding getting hit stuff like that. And i feel like he's gonna do a little bit more of that this year. I don't think he's going to you. Know obviously be the quarterback that he was you know six seven years ago. I don't. I don't believe that. But i think that if he comes into the season healthy and motivated. I think he's a good season. But i think it all depends on the offensive line for the steelers. So i think ben can have a decent game here. I you know. I'm interested to see what the bills defense does. Now if you're debating on whether or not to start the bills defense. I do also think that you could start the bills defense because again what i say about. Ben doesn't really mean anything because a game hasn't happened yet. Because ben can easily go out there and not play well and play basically how he played in the game that they played last year and i play well so you know the bills could definitely be a positive play. Their defense as opposed to be better than it was last year. So if it is they definitely could be a positive play because also nause harrison has gotta get to the nfl still and obviously he's not going to be great out of the gate. So maybe you do start the bills events because at the steelers do the dinkins dunk stuff that they were doing for a large portion of the year. Their offense is not going to be very good. That's another reason why the offense might not be as if they continue the dink dong philosophy rather than doing what they should do and throw the ball deep now. Obviously ben. you know. He shouldn't be doing that. Forty fifty times a game because you know now he's thirty nine years old and you know again not the same player that he was back in the day. So yeah you can kind of have to adapt to how he plays. He plays now. But the steelers i think they have a good enough receiving core where they could figure it out. I think deontay. Johnson i think he can have a good game here. Think klay pool can have a good game here. I think the steelers they're gonna put up a fight in this game. Like i said but i also think you can start the bills defense. Well 'cause you know. This is what i think but you know what what we saw from the steelers offense later in the season last year i mean a lot of people are going to start the bills defense that they have and it's also the bills who are going to be a top team in the afc but then you look on the other side and you have the bills offense going up against the steelers defense in the steelers defense is healthy going into this season other than while going into this game other than the phone to being out they traded for keller witherspoon the corner from the forty niners and of course you still have joe haden back there. Who's getting older. And you'll make a fitzpatrick. Who's who is an absolute stud. Now you know it. It's gonna be interesting the bills there. There are one dimensional team. They are one dimensional team. They really don't have a running game. Josh allen is probably their best rusher and you know. I think that the steelers are going to have their hands. Full with digs and digs had a touchdown against them last year. So that's going to be a problem for them. But i just feel like because they're healthy going in this game they're gonna put up a better fight and they're gonna have another pass. Rusher ramon ingram. They brought in the lowest kyra word signing put him opposite of tj wide. I think that definitely does help. They got schober over from jacksonville. I think that definitely helps in the linebacking core devon bush's coming back from his acl tear so the steelers are going to be a different team in this game as opposed to when they played last year so when it comes to starting the steelers defense. I think people can definitely do that. But i just think maybe this is a weak. You probably hold off on the steelers defense and maybe look for other options. Possibly because i do have the in one of my leaks. But i know for a fact. It's going to be tough match up with them. Going up against the bills offense so i would say to be on the safe side. Probably look for other options. Maybe look for another defense. Start that week. But i do think that josh allen has a good game digs has a good game. I think those two are like the shore guys to do. Well the running backs though i mean i just you gotta really see what they do. They were disappointing last year. Between zack morrison single terry. Personally for me. I think breeders should be the lead running back for this team. But that's just me and then on the other side with the steelers. I mean i think you start the anti johnson and i think you start klay pool. I just don't trust jews. You i think you just very inconsistent and we'll see what they're tight end does the steelers Birth you know he was pretty good in the preseason against the lions the preseason game against the lions he had two touchdowns in that game so if he adds to this offense and there's another weapon for this team that definitely helps them out a lot in this game and he could be waiver. Wire pickup after week one. But we're just gonna have to wait and see and again like i said we're najji. It's gonna take some time for him to get used to the speed of the nfl..
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"An interesting side note on. This is the depth chart came out. We're gonna talk about that In the second half of the show or and talk about the depth chart. We're talk about t. j. watt a little bit. the depth. chart doesn't listen nickelback. It did in the previous version. Antoine brooks was nickelback. Arthur rolette was behind him. The most recent depth chart the steelers came out with an. It's an official depth. Start from the steelers. There is no listing for a nickelback and arthur isn't even on the depth chart it's like. They removed antoine realized. That was the only one on there. Looked at again. We don't know who the nickel is. This just got the position off the depth chart and didn't add. You know one of the players back on did not back on. He's nowhere on the depth chart. So i actually. I should say he wasn't on the initial depth chart. When they did that he's been added back he is. He's a backup cornerback. He starts drink So cancel that. I had this written out and i did that and i realized just now. I'm looking off my script grief when he is martin melendez. The back is a third string quarterback listed behind james pierre Keller witherspoon is listed behind justin lane and there is no nickel position listed on the depth chart. We have no clue who is going to play the nickel this season for the pittsburgh steelers. We just don't know and it looks like the steelers may not know either. Either that i honestly. I think they're going to still be trying out. People are going to be doing tryouts week one We're going to see people. They mess up. Someone else is going to get a chance which you know until someone locks the position. Maybe what they have to do. Go with matchups go with different situations if someone comes in and struggles take them out. Put someone else in until someone takes. The position makes it. There's is going to be really interesting to see how the secondary plays out. Yeah hopefully it's good anyways. That's for the first half of our show. We'll be back in just a minute. After a commercial break without of seen coworkers outside of boxes is very exciting. But if.
Steelers Acquiring CB Ahkello Witherspoon From Seahawks
"The pittsburgh. Steelers acquired a cello witherspoon who was drafted by the san francisco. Forty niners spent four years with san francisco. The seattle seahawks obtained in prior to the twenty twenty one season in the steelers sent a fifth round draft. Pick to seattle for witherspoon. Okay this is another one of those moments where the steelers fan base is already reeling a little bit. they're frustrated. There's not j. watt contract. All of a sudden steph onto it zach banner anthony macfarlane gone injured reserve which means they are missing games one two and three no matter what then the steelers pull off a trade in. You probably saw breaking news trade alert the steelers make a trade for cornerback in. You're thinking okay here we go. Let's do this. And it's a keller witherspoon if you're like me and i'm being honest i'm always honest with you. That's why. I hope that. I can connect with you as my listeners. My reaction was who the heck is this guy. I never heard of this guy now. Granted i'm not a draft. Nick i did get into this draft in the twenty twenty one draft i was i studied. More prospects did more breakdowns. And i've ever had in my entire life. Mope witherspoon was drafted back in two thousand seventeen. So i definitely was not doing all that digging back then nonetheless you learn a little bit about the player after you get to know him in after the trade was announced as official by the steelers. Now you're looking at okay. What is this guy brain to the team. Well when we find out. And this is from people like jeffrey benedict. When people like kevin smith who find out that he's a an typically an outside cornerback. He's not a physical has good ball skills. Good size six to everyone always talks about. Oh you can't have a cornerback. That's under six foot. He sticks to ran a four five forty. I believe four or five. Maybe it was right around there.
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on Big Blue View
"Their first round picks veterans. As i said before so they're really going to be looking for guys like ernest brown. The defense northwestern who is really really large versatile type guy six foot five two hundred and seventy pounds but can he developed a pass rushing game yet. Now i didn't see that in college northwestern kane. He developed that jacob harris to ucf wide receiver look in the fourth round other wide receivers. I liked but they wanted the big body so they get as big body red zone threat. Six foot five hundred eleven pounds huge catch radius but he struggled with drop in the football at ucf. So he's going to go in. He's going to be a developmental player there. And we'll see if sean mcvay is going to be able to get him on the field and ask for jake. Funk seventh round pick look solid size two hundred and five pounds more with scat back type of guy but he can lower shoulder and has solid contact balance but they bring them in there to be a special teams player. that's why they added him. And then the other two guys garrett. I didn't watch at all and scores. He is just notre dame guy technical type of wide receiver has good size. Athletic ability just is not there. He did a solid job. Contessa cat situations at the throughout his college. Career went down. The senior bowl ended up. Getting hurt. Did not playing the game. But he's somebody who try to crack the back end of the roster but all in all the rams graft i'm not in love with it to be honest with you. I think there were better drafts. And to go over one. That i wouldn't necessarily call better and has mainly because this team had three picks and that's the seattle seahawks yes and three picks up a second round pick a fourth round pick and a six round pick. Their second round pick was dwayne s. Reach the wide receiver from western michigan. And you know what this does makes it the seattle seahawks los tyler. Lockett they love de que metcalf. But they didn't want freddie swain to be taymor was for them and dwayne. He's an upgrade over. What david moore was especially from a david. Moore was an underrated player. In my estimation he ended up believing in free agency between akridge so he could take the top off defenses. Really lightning quick. He was the talk of the senior bowl. Everybody was just raving. About how much of a quality player duane escort was. Didn't end up playing in the game because he made all that money theoretically for himself earlier and practices but adding him is going to allow team to switch to more leban- personnel packages more competent. Eleven personnel package. Now s krige. It's going to be able to block if you want to be consistent within that eleven personnel package but you can line them up as the z with the cap as the ex tyler lockett in the slot. And you have really solid trio for russell wilson. So i understand that. Pick from the seattle seahawks perspective trae brown the oklahoma cornerback went down to the senior bowl. Look i thought he was up and down. I thought was better than his teammate. Trade norwood who was the other. Oklahoma cornerback down there. But he's not that tall but he. He doesn't have the arm length to to really be a threat in contested catch situations but he's just a phenomenal athlete. You adam to seattle. Pete carroll has done wonders developing later round picks specially p caroline his staff. I should say especially quarterbacks. That official cornerbacks and ken norton junior has also done a really good job the defensive coordinator for the seattle seahawks so adding him as one of their three picks are going to hope to get some sort of development out of them and they may need it. They lost shack griffin last year. And they have they bring in a keller witherspoon downgrade from chad gripping trey flowers appear to see her who's just been bouncing around everywhere he may be relying on someone like trae round as early as you're one of the injury happens and that could be problematic but we'll have to wait and see and then stone foresights in a six round. The florida offensive. Tackle lookie six eight three hundred seven pounds. A lot of people that i knew in the draft community had him much higher than i did now. He has the footwork. He has the length he can bend over a big guy so you look at it like how is this guy not a first round pick. He just doesn't have the demeanor in the rushing portion of office of line. there's a lot of blocks for he leans into asia's falls off blocks and he doesn't have that finishing type of mentality to really look for not in the sense of christian. Bears or cushenberry's. I'll took some plays off not not necessarily like it was just. It wasn't a consistent part of his game as a run blocker. It's something that you know. Seattle see truly put a high priority on but pass protection stone foresight. His jump from his junior senior year was pretty impressive. And he really shutdown ziesel ari for a lot of their twenty twenty game. So i like this. Pick at this part draft. Sixth round somebody who has the footwork has a length has been has the ability. Those things are incredibly hard. teach for offensive. Lineman's you get him there. I am one hundred percent five. Pick at that point now. If he was picked in the second round. I would not have been as big a fan of so. Let's move on to the final team. And that is the san francisco forty niners who dodged a theoretical bullet of selecting mack jones. Everybody was losing their minds. I don't know where that came from. But someone started that rumor that mack jones was going to be the pickets really and kyle shanahan traded all that draft capital. Go up and get them. None of that ended up being true whatsoever. And kyle shanahan guy was trae lance and the quarterback i thought about when i heard the san francisco forty niners trading up. I i thought about was freelance. Trae played in a system that loved to check down fullbacks. An loves to do that played in a pro system set his protections he. It was system where he didn't have to throw the football. That much in north dakota state but it was a system where he had to rely where he had so much responsibility knowing what was going to do to do knowing what his teammates had to do and then executing so many different things and making different adjustments and calls right before the snap. Put a lot on their quarterback shoulders. And now you bring them into this more quarterback quote unquote friendly system and now you can add the running element to this kyle. Shanahan rushing attack. It's going to be insane when you think about it. Just watch all twenty two akal shanahan russian of football the counters and the movement the pulling the deception. It's just a beautiful work of art. Masterpiece kyle shanahan is able to do. And there's reasons why guys like rocky moster and tevin coleman and these running backs that are castaways and other places ended up being sol-solid in that system and they added another running back in this draft mitchell in the six round they added wing goldman. They just have so many running. Gags at trae sermon. and the third round. I mean there's so many running backs there but it doesn't necessarily matter because kyle shanahan just makes running backs. Good we saw. Jeff wilson multiple three touchdown games. Last year was insane or just multiple touchdown games but getting trae lance. That is the quarterback of the future. He's gonna end up starting this year. Despite the fact that jimmy garoppolo may be on the roster but that is an excellent selection by kyle shanahan. He has his guy and this could be just incredibly dangerous combination of shanahan and trae lands in the national football league. Second round they get. Aaron banks notre dame offensive guard third round. They go with trae sermon. Ohio state running. Back and amber. Thomas michigan cornerback. Fifth round than go with jalen more western michigan offense of guard deal. Ma dre lenore or cornerback and to lana who.
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Just a big body of DeAndre Hopkins. He is absolutely people talk about him, and he's got a great year and over 1300 yards over 100 catches. He is a tremendous possession receiver. Using that big body to shield people off in those strong hands to catch it. The manual mostly was on the field as they attend personnel out there. Four wide receivers. He runs off the field, now first and goal, Arizona. On the 40 Niner three yard line. They have a bunch formation, right? They single up Hopkins against for Red Out left, Kenyon Drake the loan back, They're gonna move the tight end in motion to valve. It's a gun run to Kenyon Drake. It's it dropped. Or did not has played that. Well. Marcel Harris came down from safety along which Ray Greenlaw from linebacker. Second down and Gold, Arizona on the 40 Niner three yard line. Yeah, and I'm surprised and if they get into the same formation again, I'll be shocked if they don't throw a fade route to the Andre Hopkins just Mean is good is Berettas played, And as good as he is, there is a big size mismatch. He's coming over to the other side. Now he's been lining up as their ex receiver to the left. Now he comes to the bottom to Witherspoon site. Let's see if they do that. They got down here. Larry Fitzgerald is picked up by the safety in the slot. They're gonna roll. Murray, right. Murray looks and froze, and it's too high. The flag came in on a killer weather spoke. I don't know how DeAndre Hopkins gets away with this stuff because he felt first and then the guy's just trying to recover a Keller Witherspoon, nobody's grabbing and ripping to create separation. More than DeAndre Hopkins again with his free arm, his left arm. He pulls that the armor Witherspoon Clete Blakeman Screw has got the P I in the end zone on Witherspoon, which will put it on the one yard line.
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"If he's out there a Keller Witherspoon and Emanuel mostly why Well, you know, you have no Jimmy Ward. You have no Richard Sherman. Also one of those three guys have in common. They're all scheduled for free agency at the end of the year. So yeah, Witherspoon has not been what the Niners have wanted. Peretz had a real nice bounce back year, mostly. Last year was maybe they're most dependable corner this year. He's had some injury problems. But men all three of those guys if they could finish week, 16 and week 17 fast and put some good film out there, they stand to maybe make some considerable Jack, especially the red. He's gonna get some offers, but corner play. Is, you know, is coveted around around the NFL and Witherspoon's got prototypical size and speed, and he's not old on Moseley's played in the Super Bowl for crying out loud, so Me those three guys. There's a lot on the line for those guys today. Even though the season's gone, the playoffs are gone, But I would not be surprised if you start if you see those three guys flying around making place. Yeah, And if you're smart if you're in the NFL, if you're smart, you understand if even if you're not going into a playoff game, you're still I mean, this is this is your living. This is how you make your living in your resume. Is your film tape? And if so, if you could get the opportunity, no matter what the record is for a team, you have an opportunity for other teams looking at you put some good play on tape. Look, this goes on both sides of the ball as well. CJ better to free agent at the end. This year, he's got to show progress. He's gotta show against a tough defensive front. That's gonna blitz him a lot all day long that he can read it and he can get rid of it. And that's what Kyle, I'm sure was working with him all week long. Look, you've got to read it. You gotta get rid of this football. It wouldn't shock me if we saw Josh rose and not because they want to play him. He's all of one practice CT. Beth gets hit a lot, and I don't care how tough you are. At some point. It's just gonna be too much to take. We've seen him do that, and his career starts. A guy like Jeff Wilson Jr is going to get another extended opportunity without Raheem Mostert some of these receivers today, Brandon I. You can he continued to do what he's doing, but you got some young guys there. George Kittle party played have to play. But again, you just mentioned Rasta. Well, he's got improved from from a blocking standpoint, but I expect Kittle to make the running game in and of himself better. So, look, there's a lot of guys is Danny. Just Dennis is set on this on this roster right now. If they're making decisions on, so this may be a meaningless game in terms of getting to the playoffs, But not in terms of some of these guys in this roster if they want to stay here, well, the 9% of fast start I agree wholeheartedly with Tim. There's all kinds of concerns. As far as how this game could go. This game could get away from the 40 Niners. Arizona's got a lot to play for here on day 40. Niners have less to play for so AH, Fast start would make this a much more enjoyable afternoon. It's probably mandatory if they want any chance at all of hanging in the second half that they get off to a relatively quick start. And John you hit on something I think is really interesting. You know better is problem has been that he holds it, but he definitely has the requisite arm strength. And now you've got a receiver who can get deep and a quarterback who can get the ball deep. And yet, I would imagine that the place are gonna be a lot of underneath and get rid of it quickly, But the least the threat of the deep ball might be their in this game, and that may open up the run game for Jeff Wilson. Oh, no doubt. And look, I want to see a lot of Jeff Wilson today because let's be honest to start with this. I haven't been impressed with CJ. Beth and I hope he plays well today, but he is not shown the ability to read it and get rid of it. And Arizona's not going to give you time and Tim talked about it. We talked about a 14 sacks and two games. But it's not just 14 sacks. They don't do it with a straight from they at least blitz. Five Buddha Baker's gonna be coming off the edge. They know the film. They know that he hangs on to the ball and doesn't see it. They're going to speed up his clock. Pretty much on every pass play that the 40 Niners run today, and he's gonna have tea. Let teams know Or see that look. I've improved because from what I've seen from day one to now, he has not improved in in terms of seeing it and getting rid of the football and he's gonna and we've said he's gotta. He's gotta see these got to read it fast. He's gonna get a lot of things thrown at him today. Andre Cardinals know what they have in a C. J. Beth, and he's going to try it. He's gonna hold the ball too long. So it's gonna be a lot of blitzes. Lot of corner blitzes we talked about You know, you know the blitzes, the different styles of defense's. They're gonna line up to cat again to his head a little bit, So you know, it's it's gonna be a tough game, And if that offensive line can hold up this game could get out of hand real quick. Going to take a coordinated effort rushing in defending Cuyler Murray be interesting to see if Robert saw lobster blitz him because he's short handed defensively, and he may not want long drives. You know, Cardinals in that first game really did a nice job of Possessing the football and long drives, and I think they had quite a few more plays in the 40 Niners and weak one, and that's something that they don't want to see. Repeated today, especially with, you know, down three more key guys on your defensive front. S so how do they blend in you? Do they blitz? Skylar Murray. How did they blitz him and how you know, then can in the great green laws of the world make plays on this incredibly athletic quarterback. And then for the minor officer line, you know, can you get blocked? Can you get Zack Allan and Hasan Riddick blocked Zach and unless we give the Eagles all 11, Dak ALS in a sack, it's got a great motor third round pick out of Boston College, and Reddick is clearly You know, rebounded from a slow start to his career. He is playing really, really good football. All right, that does it for us. Guys will talk to in the postgame All right. Sounds good. And thanks to everybody today, thanks to met me. Yoko and John Lynch and Tim Ryan and Matt Leland and Tim Webb. And we're gonna throw it to Santa Clara were great pop on Tim Ryan. They're gonna carry the final hour. The Niners and the Cardinals, the Niners for five and nine. The Cardinals are going for the playoffs there, eight and six. It's all coming up next on the sports leader, Sports leader It's your apartment speaking and I need some favors. When you're singing in.
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on Niner Faithful Radio
"For another Empire. My name is Jamie. Today is October 17th. 2020. Let's get into some 49er news. Call Shanahan Gibson update on palm trees. All right, guys injuries want Alexander's out our cell Harris is questionable Dante Johnson is out Mosley is questionable and Jeff Wilson's questionable. Shanahan also gives an update on Kwon Alexander and and his high ankle sprain. Hey Kyle with with Quan. What what is his status in terms of game? Do you want to see the severity of the ankle is is injured reserve a possibility for him or or where does that stand? We're all we don't think so right now. I never liked to say minor high ankle sprain cuz honeycomb are always a big issue, but it wasn't your typical one where they for sure going I are so that's why we haven't put them on that yet. And we're hoping to keep them off ten hand also gives an update on quarterback. Manuel mostly and his status did mostly practice in full today. And if so, why is he listed as questionable? Just how the precaution protocol goes. There's one step. I think that's got to be cleared and hopefully that'll be done by tomorrow. And as long as it is so we starting out there and so he also talks about Richard Sherman and Ronald Blair and gives an update on them call it update log onto injured guy injured guys at Richard Sherman. How did those injections go for him this week and also Ronald Blair did he have a setback or I think it was expecting that he might be back practicing next week know. Yeah Ronald Blair did have a setback had to redo some things to his knees some stuff that they messed up in it and he is doing a lot better from that. But that's why he's going to be a couple of weeks longer than expected ensuring got the injections and stuff. And I know now it's a matter of time of resting it and you don't go out and see if they've worked yet. You let the injections take do their course and you see how it is whether it's next week of the week. All right. Thanks both. He talks about who will start at corner. You said a menu mostly likely to start if he's available. Where does that leave Jason Verrett in Keller Witherspoon given that has usually been off the field corner and and bread is usually been the boundary for it's been our field Corner since Sherm's been out and that will stay the same way. So I hope that mostly gets cleared for tomorrow and if not expect to go out there and and an update on the guys on the pup list. All right, just to follow up on on Matt's question about p u p we all thought it was after a week 6:00 that these guys could return to practice is that not the case? No, it's not. I mean, they they could but there there won't be healthy enough at that time. And that.
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"40 Niners games and after our post game show, I always turn on Dante to know what he's thinking. He was on fire yesterday, Brian Allen was targeted four times. 44 for 124 yards that 22 yarder to Devante Parker, the 47 yard or depressed in Williams to start the game and 26 29 as well. He struggled. Ah, lot of guys to blame. A lot of things to talk about. 90 joins us courtesy. Of that when we get signed, how are you? I'm doing great. How you guys doing? We're doing good man. You're on. You're on fire last night, So let's just start with Brian Allen Since we played The cut in watching you last night. You weren't as upset with Brian Allen as you were with the people who put him in that position to fail. Absolutely. He was put in position to fail when you have the number five wires. Stephen, a National Football League in 2019. Our objective going into that game have double coverage over the top of you knowing that our cornerback are down, knowing that we're down to a practice squad corner. How could you possibly expect a man to match up? But the guy has counted Devante Parker in the same cover three and cover one scheme. That's the reason why he lost his game in a fashion that they did. They got down early with the big play early, and I was too, William Right? And he got down seven. Nothing Because of that. That big play that they gave up and then they went for it on fourth down, then he doesn't absolute. Next play. They came for not the man the man. They threw it up to Devante Parker, not him back into the race. So now you get ready to go down 14. When all you have to do is you Pan Kwon Alexander a lot of money. Japan air arms, said nose guy a lot of money. How could you put the onus on the harp plays on the guy that I only have one day of practice knowing he was a starter? Any the practice while player how could you possibly do that and think that he was gonna win in that situation? Well, they had so many injuries, and I do when I get your thought on Ah, Keller Witherspoon and where he's at, But I just want to get a little clarification on the technique that Brian Allen plays that. I saw him do this in practice. Now the walk through on Saturday, where Richard Sherman is so adept at one of the best with the bail technique, where he opens up his hips he gets on top of the wide receiver Brian Allen eyes its trail technique. And it's not where, you know, crossing route and he's got it his trail a guy he almost lets them get even with him, and then he wants to, like shadow them in a trail where they're on top, just a little bit and watching him and to walk through on my God, it's interesting. Just talk about the mindset and how that fits into the overall defense when Sherm wants to be on top, and it's top down, and it's bail versus what Brian Allen was doing, and that was more trail technique. Absolutely just different techniques. You can play off technique. You can play up on crack and get your hands on guys. You can show Crest and then bail and no game than you have of area called the No man's land. Were you not doing either? You're not pressing. You're not bailing. You're not all playing regular cover three. That's when you're in a range of 57 yards, and that's what he was primarily. All the snap that he lined up on a Robert C was he was in a no man's land. He didn't touch anybody. He didn't play any type of technique, and I wouldn't expect him to the guy was on the practice Quiet the day before they activated the day before the game. I wouldn't expect him to Cover these guys one on one and to win. I expect them. So when four out of four of those balls if they're throwing it up to a guy 6365 and number five in the National Football League in 2019 Yards, put the onus on the defensive coordinator. You have to put the harp plays on the backers and the guys. You're playing the money, too. I don't think you have the plate, too. To trap cover five was show me some diversity in your scheme. Show me that the success of this defense is not only based on having individual great players out there, but show me that you're actually helping the guys and put them in position to win. Dante. Witness Jonas 43 17, the 49 get blown out at home by Ryan Fitzpatrick in the Miami Dolphins. So the at the end of the day, the snaps right now and had 24. He was yanked out of there. Get the four completions, plus the two penalties, the horse collar and the P I Omar Taylor played 33. He got picked on as well. But I I'm not gonna question of players toughness, and I'm not going to question how hurt he is because I don't know, but you do. A killer weather swinging at a playing 41 plays, but he's so he suits up. But then at after Alan gets picked on a bunch of times he feels he can play. Take us through that thought process there. Where's guys that actually love the game of football and will actually die out there on the football field and give it all and then you have guys who, you know you have to protect their self interests, and they want to see somebody else. Fail before they actually try toe lend a hand. This guy knew that he could have played all week. I don't care what anybody says. If you don't get an M r i or one of those things, And if they did have a strain or tearing that hamstring and you tell me that you can suit up in your meaty American guy, you, Khun! Give it a go to start off. You have guys like Deebo Samuel, who broke his foot and it was the story that Matt Naoko share. What about him like actually sneaking into the wall through because he's dying to play football at that? You still on this island and you tell me where the emergency guy you are not dying to play football at bad winning and contributing to this football team is not of the utmost importance to you at that point, right? So when you see this young guy over, man, I think you know that you can get out there and play. You should be on the football team. He got off here and play. I don't hear anything about a hamstring. You know, like he was running to find me. So there's the Where is the injury? And you've been critical of Witherspoon for a long time and you use the four letter word on 40. Niners Postgame live last night, NBC Sports Bay Area. It's the worst word you could call. Certainly an athlete in particular football player. You called him soft. So and they're hurt Dante. We're going to find out about Richard Sherman. Maybe more today. Hopefully they get Emanuel mostly, but they're not in the position of subtracting from this roster. Because they're so hurt. But do you think In light of how this went. That there should be a strong consideration of cutting a color Weatherspoon off the roster. I wouldn't say cutting but you have to show me that you are you are With this football team. And with that, what you pulled yesterday, right after Get now hear this guy gave up four catches for 124 yards. And now without multiple scores. I don't really know if you feel like you're part of this football team. I don't know we can win with guys like you. I was planning Cleveland my second last year, and it was a quarterback. I'm not even going there with name out there and he practiced all week. Long number one y receiver and in game time came And he threw a wrench in there and he told her. Oh, guys, I don't think I can play today and he didn't play. So now our entire game plan is scratched because we plan on doubling other guys and leaving you singled up that's similar to this situation. You have to get on the football field. If you can go you get on the football field and go and you make them coming. Cart you off. If you can't you should be a part of football. Let's let's flip it to the other side because to me the most surprising thing that we saw this against Philly. They're wide 19. They've got a deep, talented defensive line. Okay, I get it. Miami is not as good as Philadelphia, certainly instill the offensive line struggled the fourth. In one turn, Williams struggled What's going on with this offensive line because they want to run the ball. They want that to be their identity, but they certainly can't behind this offensive line. Well, Philadelphia Eagles defensive line have a bunch of roughnecks up there. Guys like Graham and right, Cox and these guys, They just want to attack you. And they don't care if you Trent Williams. They don't care who you are. They want to run through your faith, math, and that's what they did to the four dinners office a lot. So when you put that on tape, now the defensive coordinator in the defense of line coaches across the league are saying, Hey, we can pump the 40 Niners offense of line and this is what you're going to get weekend and weak out into you showed these team That you can't be pumped and pushed around..
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"It's our legendary judges. The position of the sea had Dante winner go off after the game. Yes, well, here is Dante Witherspoon, our next entry in the cooler of content. He doesn't like Keller Witherspoon dressing for the game, but saying Don't start me initially. It's on the player. If you know that you can get out there and compete now Bill football team. Why would you sit on the sideline and you know that this guy's overmatched And this is what I've been saying the entire year and honestly it now a killer whale. This bonus soft. S O F T and you let the football team down by allowing his young guy to get out there. You guys fell behind by three scores, and there's no coming back. It was only him and Robert. Solid man dot Listen, Dante. Winners are hard hitting dude on and off the field and a killer is going to have to. Oh, I don't know. You know you got you got to put on your big boy pants. When you're in the NFL, man. I can't wear this bonus soft. You're going to get called out ft. You're gonna have to have that alligator skin man. He can't have that baby deer skin and in we'll see how he handles that criticism, but strong stuff from Dante Whitner. I mean, he makes some good points. If you're going to put the pads on, you know the way they handled that whole thing. It did not play out well at all. I want to go to school and squeeze into more cooler content that before Get out of here, dude, one of our all time favorites. Listen. He's not Nick to zero. He Snoop Dog, The Laker fan. We've been playing snoop sound on the Lakers for years and years and years, including when he was absolutely distraught. And was given away memory offered his suite up, man, and I want my sweet. Here's my tickets. I don't want him I hate he was calling Lakers players incredibly profane names. Go on the Lakers win a championship. You know, Snoop's gonna come out crow and various We're winning this championship shit in the mother of Miami. Heat up shedding a mother and like clippers up and all you mother. Nice is like a gag pump. Everybody only money. Get your bags up. I need my money clock, you know, like again. Purple ago this the Colby and G year he's.
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"We sure did not expect to be talking about Miami Dolphins. 43 San Francisco 40 Niners 17 So many Always To break this one down. Timmy, I listen to you guys all day yesterday and man you were a CZ has baffled and and twisted up about this as anyone. So first of all, Good morning, Tio Hope everything's good down there in San Jose and Second of all, Tim Man, Where do we start with this one? Let's start with either drink your coffee or pound your juice said when he heard that on the line, and I'm gonna try that. Yeah, I'm going on that, bro. I'm going cos I'm gonna get off the coffee and pound my juice. Well, you got that It was It was awful, bro. It was. I mean, there was you know you're going to do if they watched the tape and I open. I'm quite sure they will watch the old tapes and cut ups and snippets of it. But there was you know what always gets lost in performances like that, or it's all out there in front And then the scoreboard gets left handed quick and I was going. There were good performances, however. Nobody wants to hear about him. So we'll talk about. You know the game and and break it down as it happened, you know, clearly Fitzpatrick and and you know the idea that you put an imposter on the football field. He's going after him. And you know, nobody really knew what Brian Allen could do. I certainly didn't I've never seen employee Was it Pittsburgh and practice squad in the late pick three or four years ago and then up in Seattle. Excuse me, Big, long guy. Good looking athlete. I knew that there was going to be a chance you was gonna get some run. Um, I had no idea it was going to start. But I knew it was going to probably get some run and play in the game and man, it's just amazing. It's never about plays. It's always about players and from the get go very first play of the game that 47 Yard bomb shot down the 40 Niner sideline. Brian Allen's actually in good coverage. He's not stacked at all. He's running level with with Preston Williams. He's right there with him. And then the ball, you know, goes up over his head, and there was only press. Williams did a good job of keeping room between himself and the sideline. But as soon as that ball arrived, then you see what makes corners. Good, not the ability to run and coverage with somebody but the ability to play the football when it's there, and you know, so I have not seen a lot of ball skills out of him just because it would nobody's ever seen him play, But it was clear they went after him was clear that they went after Damar Taylor a couple of times and they found a couple of new guys in the secondary and such, magic said. Let me pull out my magic wand and make these guys disappear. It was it was impressive in terms of the game plan in the end the game That's that's actually put together for sure. And you get to that situation in the nine or D B room where you have no Richard Sherman. No Emanuel Mosley nok. Juan Williams. No, Dante Johnson, So I mean, it's savage the amount of injuries, right? I mean, so The question is, what are the options? You know? And you mentioned Brian Allen. He actually had never played a defensive snap only special teams in the NFL logo. Yeah, So was I felt awful for him, by the way, because I know he's working on it. I've seen amount there since you got here on the practice squad, and I hate to see that happened. Anybody on television? Because I mean, you know again, the first couple, Murphy was in good position. The ball skills just went there. And and my God, I want to see these corners look and find the football. Yeah, but I know that. Ah, lot of more taut like, you know, just and I don't even know if it's taught here anymore. I know how Joe would start it very old and the new D be coach, But you know, these guys, the ball gets there. They've never located the football and then they try to Break the arms down or punched the ball out. Yeah, that works sometimes, But if you don't flip your head and like the one he got on the defensive pass interference is on all the time with any contact. Maybe if you don't flip your head and find the football and I've always said this if you're looking for a guy that's got ball skills. You better have a guy that can first turn and look and find the ball. Then he has a chance to make a play on it. So that was that was no that bothered me watching that that part of it just in terms of the corners, But it's it is a mash unit man and hopefully, manual mostly gets back. Sooner rather than later. I am not here on Sherm, you know, and I've talked to nobody, but they just some Something's not right with that. I don't I don't know what it is. And I open, you know, Minute I guess you could stay on I r for a while. And the rules are crazy. It's hard to stay above them in terms. Yeah, yeah, You're right. I have to drop. You know what I may have to get. If this continues, I may have to get their best five on the field and that may and I am its speculation that maybe moving their various More into the lineup at safety, three safety and maybe dropping Jimmie Ward down the point of the box sources the nickel stuff. Certainly on the tape on anyone gets back, certainly on the table. Not gonna ask you in terms of locker room politics and all that so Does. Dante Whitney was very strong in his comments condemning Keller Witherspoon for not saying, Hey, I have the pads on start me instead of saying, Hey, Oh, I don't know if he did, or he didn't And I don't think that I don't think Dante Whitner does either. I'm not privy to that information right? And I can't imagine he was privy to it either. Right, so he was coming out of the things pretty close to the vest inside the locker room. I look at it from the other perspective. If he was healthy enough to start and he did tell him that he was healthy enough start and again all speculation and they still started the guy. They pulled off the practice squad yesterday. That's a pretty big statement to a color Witherspoon. My opinion. Yeah, Again. I don't know where where the coaches stand in terms of one way or the other. I know they've counted on him. I know it placing. He's playing good ball. I know he's been very inconsistent. Excuse me, really? Since you got here, so I don't care how you look at it, whether he he said it or didn't say it whether it was coach's decision, even if he was healthy. I have no idea, but I know when he gets opportunity, he's he's got to go out and play some football that commands respect from his teammates. Wow. Well, said a couple night hits in the run game and Obviously the go ball shut down. I mean, that score was a little left handed at that point, but I know it's not gonna quit punching the gas pedal as much as he could so clearly at least looked to me and I want to take that was ableto handle those deeper out a little bit better, in fact, if they ran a couple on him, But he also gets to the end was a ticky tack call but a DP I. There was no reason to run up the tight ends back like that and grab I mean. The third man, and I'll tell you he's better. I think he's a real crossroads in his career. Whether or not you know this is going to be long term for him or not, Well said. Well, said, All right, Tim Ryan every Monday at this time, recapping a shocking 43 to 17 loss obviously started on defense. So Timmy, Paulie Mac has the week off..
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Tim Ryan, who will be on the call with the Greg Papa. Two of the best in the business doing what they do, Tim. What do you think? You know, the Niner corners. A lot of injuries there. Can they stand up to Two of the receivers Devante Parker is a big play guy gets about a quarter of the targets. And then Isaiah Ford is coming out of that slaughtered. They targeted him 10 times last week and That's going to be a key matchup with Jamaar Taylor. There's no question tomorrow. Taylor's because they'll move Devante Parker around in the slot along with Isaiah Ford, as you said, a really crafty route runner. I think the big question is who is going to start office and Jace opposite Jason Verrett. I'll be honest with you and Keller Witherspoon. I don't think the inactives have come out yet has been dealing with a hamstring, but I know Brian Allen got a got a roster spot yesterday. They pulled him out from the practice squad and I would not be shocked. If he starts out on the island today, and that is a big question mark how he holds up against this passing game because you know Fitzpatrick if he sees any one on one opportunities. And the 40. Niners will play a lot of cover 33 B, which is really a zone defense, but it looks like man especially numbers to decide line. You're going to see Fitzpatrick take shots. So that's the big question for me, with all the injuries on the back and coupled with the injuries on the front end in the loss of the speed off the edges in terms of the rushers. How does that secondary hold up against what I think is a pretty good quarterback. Now He's a big time risk taker, and he's got good weapons. Don't forget about the tight end Gasic Ia's well so to me, that's a big question, Mark. I think Salas going toe Coach's ass off. I think it's unbelievable that this defense is ranked number three in the NFL. With all the injuries they've had in a big part of it is his pressure package in particular is third down package I think is second to none. And pro football, so a good week of practice. Keep Fitzpatrick in the pocket. Get him to the ground when you send those pressures, and and if that happens, I think the secondary will be able to hold up in terms of giving up those big place and you talk about not letting a guy like Fitzpatrick getting a rhythm. I think that is huge. Talk about the importance of Eric Armstead. And what kind of mean He's the last of his gold rush defense. And this original, You know, Nick Bosa defore. Ah, defense. How important Is it for him to continue to play as well as you do, as he's been picked playing well, it's it's everything and he's going to have to even turn it up a notch. And I know the statistics haven't been there through the first four games in terms of You know sacks on the quarterback, But Armstead is playing at a high level. There's there's no question so solid will move him around. He'll be working a lot of games with given Kendall on the inside with Carrie Haider next to him on the outside when he's in there in the sub package. Rushing But that's what happens, man. When you you've got several stars on defense, and certainly they did before the injuries, and you lose a couple of those big stars, his pass rushers and then no DeForest Buckner, who's Gone via the trade. Armstead is going to have to take it up another notch. And he is very capable of doing that. Or talk to Tim Ryan, of course, analyst for the 40 Niners getting ready for the Dolphins and the 40 Niners here, Levi Stadium. Let's go to the other side. It looks like you're gonna have to Rev up your most. Geraghty called. That's gonna be nice. And Deebo. Another game I It looks like Jimmy's back. So it looks like for the first time, really all season long your quarterback and your weapons are all back. Would he expect I expected? Well, first of all good week of practice, and let's remember that Jimmy is coming off of an ankle sprain. And obviously missed. Ah, game and a half. So are a couple of games, so we'll see how he is in terms of moving around. I think he'll be okay. I think they'll wantto spread him out. Get it out of his hand. Quick. Obviously, they're going to need to run the football. With consistency, and that's where That's where most erotic comes in. And look, He just needs a crack, and he's down the track. We know that about him and the offensive line and I heard you guys on your your pregame a little while ago when I was driving in There's no doubt they have to play better. And it hasn't been good. They've allowed too many hits on the quarterback and far too many negative place in the run game. But as I told you guys during the week it's not physical, most of its mental It's a mindset. Guys air, not finishing their not snapped a whistle in terms of Attention to details when the defense of line moves pretty snap and then stunt Or you don't expect him to stop tighten those splits up. And finish blocks, and I think if they do that, and there's a good front now for Miami, when you look at those those defensive lineman, they're they're heavy. They're strong. They're quick. They get off blocks, but they are not the penetrating type. Group that we saw the Philadelphia goes. This defense reminds me a lot of the New York Giants and and rightly so mean, Joe Judge. Coming from New England Brian Flores coming from New England. They do a lot of stuff. They roll those linebackers through their They roll those safeties through there in terms of different personnel in different packages. And a lot of times just watching the tape and you could see it against Seattle Last week, there was three or four big plays that were just flat out busted coverages and a few of those bythe rookie Number 23. I'll be counting on papa to say his last name for me all day to kid the Noah. Here it is. I'll give it to you know, uh, big monogamy egg Ba Na Guinea. Big monogamy. Hold on. Stop has got a different pronunciation it Ben are guinea today. Yeah, he got it. And they will go after him. If you know, I know they're getting Byron Jones back today, and I think that they will go after Whoever's in the nickel and that maybe it been agony or Needham. Either way, they're going after it. The question I have is with all those weapons now, who gets the plane time reduced because they can all play out of the slot and man, Am I looking forward to watching the whole crew together? Or Jimmy Garoppolo in this football game. You know what they're going to do. They're going to do everything they can to take George Kettle out of the game makes it imagine double coverage is and I just love the matchup with running backs in the tight split receivers. On these linebackers. Jerome Baker. Landon Roberts, get these guys in space. There will be yak yards all over the place. I think this is a get right game for the offensive line, Fellas. I really do and they need it. When you look at the schedule that's coming up. Hey, Tim, you talk about all these different weapons, explosive weapons to DeBose and the and the kettles and haven't Rahim back. Where does attract tailor fit into this often to the guy that was I've been kind of waiting for. The last couple seasons. Just haven't seen him so far. Well, you know he's been hurt, obviously with with the last couple of years, but This year. They're just have not gotten to him a lot. That's you know, it's obvious when you look at the numbers, so that was my question with this whole Crew healthy. And again, I think they're going to be attacking that sub packets, nickel corner. Whoever it is out there is it..
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Leaders sponsored by city The official eyewear of the San Francisco 40 Niners years, and it's almost over in the 40 Niners have dominated almost the entire game. Exception of a couple of snaps. Man Brady goes wide, right. Gonna stretch run. He gets tripped up there. It'll bring up third down. In short. Minnesota Vikings do had three time outs to use They will use one here 1 54 to play in the game. And look, I mean, let's hold first charge Timeout, Minnesota. Let's hope both of the backs other than greed are going to be fine for next week because Raheem Mostert, it's got a calf injury. I don't know we'll see him for the rest of this game, and Coleman when he got soup lacks bite. Linval Joseph. It looked like the hyper extended his left elbow. Was he trying to brace himself going down to the ground? And that's why it's all breeding here late to finish this off to heaven. Coleman, 22 carries today for 105 yards and a couple of touchdowns or emotion, 12 carries. For 58 yards Great back in the mix actually opened the game in the first place the game. He had a hand off and he's got six carries for 15 yards. 40 Niners have run for 1 85 Go straight ahead here. In Minnesota will take a time out there will be four town coming up takes their next to last time out of the game. They have one more to go. So, with the exception of just the one Siri's, where they picked on Keller Witherspoon all third down, they were all third down to the interference call against the slant on the cut on third down the touchdown digs, with the exception of that, and in the field goal they scored was a direct result. Of the Rappeneau. Throw the I ching the defense. You could make an exception in his winter scoring a few plays gave up nothing today. Yeah, the defense. I don't think there's any question about it. When you talked about number one. The task in hand was shutting down. They did that from the very, very get go. Electively best game all year. I think for the defense in terms of run Pass third down number of yards given up to this to this offense has just been tremendous, tremendous afternoon. 40 hours. You're not gonna punt the ball to Rapallo is going under center that I behind a news check ahead of breed. A kettle comes in motion lines up wide. Staley. Give it to Brita. Brita will come forward and he will get the first on the ball got ripped out of the end. The ball got ripped out at the end. He did cross the yard to gain for the first time, but the ball came out. Anthony Bar's got the ball and it is Minnesota ball. And there's the problem with Brita rolling on the ball security recovered by the defense. First down Minnesota. You.
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Goal from the three yard line is the forty Niners look to take the lead right away Jimmy go to go to the shop gadis Tevin Coleman who was right a looks of loose parts left corner and get a look at the motion a manual Sanders across indigo is following him time for Kendrick to make a move here's Jimmy Garoppolo's first and goal three yard line thanks to god right throws it is you should be okay maybe you have to see that happen lotus surveying the field protected by negative record out in the slot really in the slot he challenges the roads in cuts inside of a created separation in absolute laser strike Bravo six points puts down number six on the year KP he is K. B. R. Z. had recorded the Reds on Robbie Goldie was voted the December special teams player of the month will drill the extra point in the forty Niners that looks like an R. P. there the way he play action fakes it to call them but it's a pass all the way they're going to save your road she got beat by the death by court for the charge down the forty Niners go right down the field a three and out to open the game a great field and they go right down and scored to make it seven nothing without it I have to play in the opening quarter of the U. S. bank forty Niners radio network first time Kyle Shanahan has on offense in a playoff game as a head coach they go right down the field adjuster scoring drives on the let's go places in the end zone eight plays sixty one yards and for allegedly was on fire on a drive five of six hundred fifty seven of one a complete was the kettle drive with a touchdown to warm up a little take this two yards in the field of play stumbles as he comes out many stripped up and wrap it around the twenty yard line Richie James junior was there I'm doing a very good kickoff return a phone line at a Ford lean going there he stumbled against wealth was there the most Iraqis shifted gears right into a most of what I loved about that sorry Dr imagine five to six the ball distribution got everybody involved Deebo Samuel Sanders if you times gentle with a couple of big ones that break down Minnesota will start their second drive under twenty one yard line they went three and out to open the game the lower back they're gonna give it to him straight ahead of the forty niner front they're just taking him back it was Nick Bosa the function of the hot boys playing up with that Fred Warner and Drake rain law so obviously kwon Alexander will start in the base they will solve them out of the nickel when they bring in K. Juan Williams and likewise deport will come in as a nickel pass rusher little inside guard power the right guard Josh Kline around not able to get on Fred Warner he made it easy to second down eight thousand center center at a dealer goes out wide right walks by Richard Sherman because looking back the other way to Dick's book like that over the phone they're gonna get a kennel for a pump the ball was in the air in the air when he collided with Stefon Diggs on the card it was not a catchable ball at all the ball was in the air and he did pop in there so this could be a hold of the ball was in the air I'm not sure that Paul was catchable officials will first Kelly Witherspoon last time we saw him at the end of the game in Seattle he was benched after the G. K. Metcalf touchdown with three thirty six to play forty years correct the number twenty three really no reason to do that because as Stefon Diggs was breaking down to just watch it come back to tell the witness who just put his hands on the ball in the air that's an easy call little tic tac but easy I cannot is starting over Emmanuel Moseley here's Kirk cousins a play action not gonna jump will pass out to the tide and talking with their third child any stack of magazines like rainfall Alexander but Alexander playing with a harness to protect that torn left pectoral muscle gets in on the tackle well there's nothing wrong with those legs look at Lamborghini urus with Alexander he talk about put his foot on the gas pedal yes but they're they're going three tight ends here the Vikings static **** but if not the last one along with Smith in their top tight end Kyle Rudolph the only receiver on the field is B. C. Johnson and this second outing five Minnesota not there thirty six play action because it's got a doctor Smith junior the Alabama right he'll be surrounded by red Jersey to drop right in the right flank after negligible gained over three or four forty Niners and again kwon Alexander was there Wannstedt coming on block was lucky to get back on loaded out there to and then as you said three forty Niners around the Jimmie ward Xander it's going to stop over there by Richard survey research center in New Orleans last week Minnesota was ten for eighteen on third down this is the third down into because it's very good on third down there tonight emotion right because of the shotgun looks liberals lack of deland first down but the safety Jimmie ward riding at midfield but he ran a quick clean cut then picks up twelve on third down into man coverage and the rush is common but that ball is out so quick right by the hand of the forest Dr Keller Witherspoon plant head up in a job position just got shut down at the line of scrimmage from Phelan take down got back inside created separation easy throwing cats even dealing got deleted on their Wednesday practice this week and had stitches in the left ankle he appears to be fine the way it came out of that break off the line he was as quick as ever here's a fake drawn out because inspected a throw throws over the middle of the check that spot by Dalvin cook is tackled immediately by Fred Warner Dalvin cook obviously a tremendous running back Timothy also involved as a pass catcher fifty three catches on the year we had three last week in New Orleans and they have more running backs green yards than any team in football and we'll certainly go through his reads and if not then there is not going to take a rest and he's going to throw the check down I love if you throw those check downs late because there's gonna be defenders all over town okay ready Warner was at forty nine is up seven to nothing with six fifty to play in the opening quarter second seven of the forty nine to forty five travel goes in motion right they get a Dalvin cook he keeps in place I just picks up the right side and picks up a couple of formal but it was well after his forward progress was stopped by an angry triggering long break for say the game winning tackle Dan bond style in Seattle but before that he was all over the field played by first best game during his rookie year he's been great all year but he had thirteen tackles day two weeks ago where it is so much better this year one Alexander back in the game is in the past catching running back lines up outside the numbers forty Niners are tempered man waters out of him thirty two of the forty out of forty one they go into set two receivers right three left thousands back looks left throws one down the sideline what's the catch its down for Minnesota as a kennel weather's from stopping right when the ball was arriving he lost his footing many stumbled to the ground and digs made the catch and goes into the end zone for a forty one yard touchdown and made a.
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"So I think the forty Niners. Do they need to be in playoff contention this year? That's what the long term plan says. And if they're not then there's gonna be a lot of questions about the leadership and the way that this is headed now, it's a pivotal year for Lynch and Shanahan for sure. Hey on your way out the door. Dave is there is this the team or do you think there's another move common? As far as you know, there's still a number free agents out there, and I bring I bring this up because on Friday there was, you know, a, Chris Chris Harris Broncos corner trade was rumored to be imminent not necessarily with the forty Niners. But just that Harris was going to be moved. He's involved in a contract impasse. He wants fifteen million a year. He's one of the NFL's. You know, better slot corners guy made the Pro Bowl and for the last five seasons and his position coach the last few years. Joe woods is now the forty Niners defensive backfield. Coach could you see them trading and asset from twenty twenty to try to get Chris Harris too. You know, because if you had Chris Harris to the rush you have right now, and the young DB's, you have I think you're an appreciably better football team. Give me your thought. You know a week ago? I I would say maybe but based on how this draft went. I really do think that they they have maybe irrational amounts of belief in and the current DVD's in the room. I just and I think a lot of people outside the forty Niners. I think you bring up the idea would would be eager to to to make a move like that. But I'm just not sure if cow Shanahan and John Lynch on the same page. They have invested a lot of draft capital in recent seasons in the defensive backfield, and they obviously signed Richard Sherman. But I think that they're really intent on seeing this through with with Keller Witherspoon with with that group of players, and they brought in Jason's read also this year as a as a free agent signing, obviously. So I think that's where their focus is out. Now, I think they honestly believe that the pass rush is going to help solve those problems with the secondary. And I honestly don't think that that that a move like that is likely for the forty Niners this point. All right. Thank you very much. David. Thanks, dave. Thanks, guys. Dave Lombardi from the.
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"And I'm gonna be crushing pushing the edge and Russia in the past or I mean, they drafted me for sure. So that's what I'm going to do. And. I mean, it's exactly what I've been doing my whole life. So it's definitely going to be a good transition a good fit. Now, you know when I'm a giants fan will your fan a little bit of a Niner guy. I guess I would say I occasionally will dream about something in sports. When you wake up in the middle of the night. Are you dreaming about you know, killing quarterbacks is that is that is that a Bosa family dream? Yeah. I mean, there's nothing better. There really isn't anything better? I've never been the guy wants to score touchdowns or I wanna knock the ball out of the quarterback San and change the game. Nick, congratulations on the pick. I'm sure we'll see out here soon and good luck. We'll we'll talk to you. And see you soon. Can't wait. You got congratulations. There you go. There's Nick Bosa every kid sounds excited. He sounds even more excited than most you can just tell in his voice. He's it honestly is like Christmas to that kid. You can hear it in his voice if your dad was the number one pick, and then he just live with your brother who's an NFL player. I mean, this is not a foreign concept for him. And you know, he's he like he was ready for junior year to be like the dominant player in college football at one of the dominant programs at Ohio State, and that was taken away from them. So I read a lot of quotes races. I'm anxious to finally have a team again. You know, you you leave school and you leave your teammates, and you have a year without football. And you happen to be a football player. That's a hard year. So I think he's excited just to get back into it. And and be playing football again. And now he gets paid to do it. So good. You know, I think a couple times he said, hey, the forty Niners are a better team than this. They're not to win football team. And he's absolutely right. Yeah. I mean, the forty Niners didn't have their starting quarterback for thirteen games that they should not have been picking to in this draft. I'll tell you there guys that are all over the country right now who are thrilled by this one is to force Buckner wants probably Keller Witherspoon ones, probably Richard Sherman, this Ford, he this guy make deformed this guy makes a number of the young Niner defensive backs. This takes a lot of heat off that defensive back. Then I think one of the key pieces that you may see Lynch go for this weekend is a leader in that secondary. But overall, what helps a young secondary pass rush? They haven't had that. Now, they have that. I mean, look at this whole thing. And by the way, the NFL draft show here on kmby are John Lund. Larry, Krueger, and Bob FitzGerald. Let me get you caught up. And then we'll continue to talk about again, Nick Bosa who we just heard from. If you missed any of that interview, go to Kamiar dot com as you can hear also head coach Kyle Shanahan and gentlemen. John Lynch who already have had on tonight Cuyler Murray goes number one to Arizona the quarterback out of Okla. Homa then Nick both who you just heard from defensive lineman from Ohio State Kuhnen Williams goes three to the jets are first curve ball. Cleo in feral, the edge rusher from Clemson goes to the rate is at number four Devon white ads. Expect goes five to the bucks linebacker LSU. Daniel Jones six quarterback to the giants. That means Alan the pass rusher out of Kentucky. He goes to the Jags at number seventeen j Hopkinson Iowa eight to the lions at Oliver who I know you liked krueg goes nine the buffalo and Pittsburgh moves up with Denver, and they just showed the the exchange, and I missed it. But Denver trades out of that spot with Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh takes Devin Bush linebacker out of Michigan. So we'll get into those conversations and continue to talk about what we learned from Joey are fused me from Nick Bosa. We'll do that coming up next Cincinnati on the clock at number eleven we'll come back live from forty Niners HQ only here on the sports leader..
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Things look Iran four or five nine I was really more like five four nine. This lexicon of the numbers around five nine five four nine same three numbers. Whoops. They're out of order, which I could beat rich Eisen. That's all I can say could you maybe get a suit? He always doesn't have suit. But with tennis shoes. Yeah. She's a bad. Look, I hate a suit and tennis shoes. Yeah. Then we're tennis shoes with your suits. No. I do not. I don't know. I'm into white shoes with suits. But not white tennis shoe white bottom shoes. I did do that one. I one time I went to a wedding with a black talks. And and white dress shirts, you'll get a guy who may own them. Why you look like a guy who may have a pair of moccasins in his in his. This closet. I don't have a lot of shoes. But it's mostly mostly golf shoes. No. All wooden shed. No, no, no. I'm not European. No. I do not have wooden shoes Gulf. She's I I love to golf. I talk about it a lot more than I play it. Because there's just too many children at home and golf takes, you know, six hours, but I've worked with some Gulf companies over the year. I mentioned this last night because I have a lot of Puma hats. I've it just say pee on them and Tolbert finally was like, dude what's the peace camp for what is that you come in here with the average night Puma. I I work with some companies that have over the years have sent me some of their gear. So I've just got like this pile of golf shoes. I wanna see you wear an NBC had the new balance like why tell you what gets paid for that? I'd like to as well there. You know, Mark Willard wearing a new balance at all right on a scale of one to ten with ten being total confidence in one being no confidence. Where are you right now with the Niner regime of John Lynch and cow, Shannon? I bring this up at during the commercial mark- looked at me. And he said, you know, what the Cleveland? Island browns. They're going to win the division out. Here are high total right on brother. I agree with you L A Baker Mayfield. And to me, it all starts with a great GM. John Dorsey is a great GM. Chris Ballard turn things around an Indy. Why terriers Leonard Quinton Nelson leader those picks? He Chris Ballard. Great GM. John Dorsey, a great GM. I think Dave gentleman is running the New York. Giants is a proven great GM. He didn't Carolina. He's doing it. With the giants. I hope John Lynch is a great. She am. I like John Lynch, I want John Lynch to be in that class with Ballard and Dorsey and galman and the great GM's out there. You know who are building teams, but the Niners went and got a guy that Shanahan was happy with that they liked and they're hoping that he's a great. She 'em. But they don't know. He's a great GM because there's no way they could because he's never been a GM before. So I, you know, as I said, I'm all in on land. I'm a I'm a big fan. I think he's smart. I think he's the right guy. But it's been hit or hit and miss. Solomon Thomas in the top five miss signing, peer gar as your primary free agent. Miss scored one touchdown in two seasons. Jerick? Mckinnon never got on the field. Jimmy Garoppolo has been hurt. Had a lot of injuries. Now, they just throughout the historic historically big dollars to Quantel exander. I liked the pickup if he's healthy. But if he's healthy is a big is a big part of this. So another injured player where are you with Lynch and Shannon? Are you on the one are you are you going to go right down the middle five? I'm going to go. Oh, eight are you going to go group group grade? Or are you gonna go individual group grade group grade is an eight, and I would probably the only person out of the group if I were going to even consider going higher than a is is Shanahan. I might consider, you know, about an eight and a half you give Lynch and eight right? Absolutely. They are Hanan twenty two the first two years. You just laid out a bunch of things that are MRs you know, who else is hit or miss in the draft over the years Bill. Ballot. Check that's actually just the nature of the draft and injuries. I'm not gonna blame on a on a GM or a front office. Jimmy Garoppolo for instance, John Lynch gets an absolute truckload of credit for that. He got Jimmy Garoppolo. Or was he just in the office at the we're on the right day when the phone rang? Hey, you get credit what's on your resume. And so we can do Solomon Thomas, and and we can do jerick McKinnon who torn SEAL not his fault. We can do peer Garson. But if we're gonna do that, then we're gonna do Jimmy Garoppolo, and we're gonna do George Kibble. And and and you know, we're gonna do Fred Warner. And we're we're gonna do we're going to point out some of the other things were there have been hits. I'm actually a huge and the forty Niner fan base should be the the idea of concert between the GM and the head coach wildly important. And you only need to look a few years before to see what can happen when the GM and the coach hate each other it explodes it explodes in an epic way. And it's very hard to recover from that. So I think that there are more than you know, there's more than one person that can do a job. And if the tiebreaker is comfortable with that guy. We know one another we've worked together we feel like we see things from the same space. I'm cool with that. And that's what Karl did. So you're giving them an eight out of luck. They've only had ten and twenty two. That's how you're easy greater. I'll tell you why. And I do teach actually, and I have been told that before sometimes I am. But here's why given eight they've only had two years at one of those years, they totally get a free pass. And here's why in the NFL if you lose your quarterback you get a pass the season stops it's over what are the Packers? Look like when Aaron Rodgers got hurt you can't expect you can't grade to me are young team at a young regime when they don't have their quarterback. You just can't. I mean, a guy that was on a practice squad was quarterbacking, by the way, it looked pretty good at times, I hear you. But I mean, let's go back to the seven twenty-seven draft. Solomon Thomas to this point hasn't been good Reuben foster is no longer with the team of blew up in way, Keller Witherspoon is there's a reason they're looking at Bradley Roby and peer to see her today to go opposite Richard Sherman. Witherspoon it's been disappointing. CJ Beathard in the third round is a backup quarterback. Joe Williams is not with the team. So yeah, you can sit there and say George kit will pick in around five. But what about rounds one two three and four before round five that draft now consist of Salman Thomas, which George Keller Witherspoon, we'll see George kit. Looks great trend Taylor is a tiny guy with back problems. I'm a big fan of DJ Jones and Adrian Colbert look good as a rookie pita t barely gets on the field. But I'm just saying there's not a lot looking at. There's first of all the jury's still out on some of that. I know Solomon Thomas went through a lot last year. I've been given up faith on that completely yet whether spoon as you just mentioned, I'm not crapping on I'm trying to play devil's advocate here. Also, you you did something in that draft. I don't want anyone ever forget this that not most years teams cannot say they walked out of the draft with a star the forty Niners walked out of that draft with a star. But if the if they really mean, here's the here's the counter if you really knew the guy was a star once you've taken them. In the one of the first four in the morning and halfway through the third day the dry, but the point is they got fortunate. You could say that there's some of that involved in there. But drafting somebody even if you love them you have to also run that up against what does everyone else think of this. What is his grade drafted him in the third round? What would have people have said that day? And now you have all kinds of pressure on that kid that that you don't want because he was overdrafted maybe they assessed. They hit the hit. They got a star. So let's look at this last wrath mcglinchey with the ninth picker tech. Okay. But he's not a left tackle. He's a right tackle. He may be kind of an UN. I like him, and he was fishing, but kind of an under powered right tackle with the ninth. Pick overall. Dante Pederson round to love Dante. Love him. I think he's going to be excellent. As a two if he's had a longtime. Yeah. But we could do because it wasn't held her. We can we can you guys record Larry saying if he's healthy. And let's put it on the back end of every sentence that we say today, but I'm not saying that guys who haven't been heard. I'm talking about guys who have been hurt. They're all hurt there there there. Red Warner great pick the tar various more in the third round. You know, I he's a big rangy corner. We're gonna find out C Kentavious street I liked, but I mean, that's an ACL guy in the fourth round DJ read. I like that's a pretty good little player in the fifth round. Marcel Harris Julian Taylor, Richie, James. I'll give you last year's draft. Pretty good draft. It's still early to you need two or three years to really cause. Remember after your wide Reuben foster homerun, and then whoops there, you know, less. Need isn't been running the Rams forever. Either. In the he's done a nice job. They're turning them around. I'm just saying, but they also like they did their thing with massive spending in the free agent market. And they wanted to make a splash and become L team in totally put the push the chargers. Five million dollars of cap if they've rolled into this year voluntarily all I'll say is. I wouldn't group group them together. I wouldn't even though they are grouped. So what are your great? I would say Shanahan. I'd give more like a seven because I think it's proven that he can score points and he can score points with his second in his third running back in a second in his third receiver, and he can and they can put up points with their backup quarterback in their third quarterback. Nick mullins. I'm convinced that Shanahan is a outstanding football. So I'll give him a seven out of ten Lynch. I'm gonna put right there in the middle at five. I there's enough reasons to like him and feel good. And there's enough reasons to be skeptical and have concerns so I would I'm to me Lynch is a total wait and see I like, John, but I got to see a little bit more consistency and moves not hit and miss and Parague in this as well now because Parague. No, no. Because Prague I don't think has any hand on in personnel evaluation at all I think he's a cap, polished guy. And I think he's a good capitalist. He's incredibly smart guy. And I think prerogative in give Lynch and Shanahan credit. Is they read the room? They see the Parague tight would shed that prog smart that he has value. And instead of being intimidated by more or threatening him like Harbaugh probably did at times. They've embraced him. They figured out a role that he excels in he helps them undrafted. As far as moving up and down trade wise canvassing the league's in some ways their their current day. John McVay, and basically, I think they're cap has been healthy though, you could argue that they've thrown huge dollars at some really questionable free agents. In again, it has now come Smith. Collars? There's nothing right now. Handcuffing them financially now is out. I'm not sure if that's a product of their decision making or product of their poor drafting that they don't have a lot of guys to re up whatever it may be like if you know Pierre Garcia on whatever guy you brought in where like, oh that didn't work it hasn't handcuffed himself. It doesn't handcuff them. No harm. No foul. I hear you. I hear. Well, let's see what people have to say eight away. Cambier you're saying you're saying eight I'm saying seven for Shanahan and five for for Lynch. But on a scale of one to ten your.
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on Niners Nation
"So this wasn't area that grew and it grew for a couple unique reasons, but we'll get to that here in just a second. David. What was the most represented position into your four? So think here shouldn't be really a terrible surprise because of the amount of players that they've added at this position. But you look along the defensive line is the most represented here so five total players. Defensive line three on the interior to on the edge. So that's kind of the one that really sticks out among this group. Most of the other groups had that that had players in here at all we're kind of in the two three range. Ed receiver was the next most represented there with three, but I think it makes sense defensive line wise. They've just added a lot of players here. Whether that's been guys like Sheldon day that they picked up or some of the late round draft picks that they've added like Julian Taylor DJ Jones. I think those are the type of players that you're finding here in this year. So what players fell into this category from other tiers Twenty-eight teen this I think is the story of tier four because maybe the honestly the story of this entire roster exercise. I think this is maybe the most interesting piece. Yeah. Because so last year we had a tier to grade on a couple of players, right? Kella Witherspoon Solomon Thomas Adrian Colbert, all of those players have been moved into tier four for the purposes of this model moving into twenty nineteen. I think with Keller Witherspoon we've talked a lot about him. Still a lot of physical tools. He is absolutely developmental player. But he did not play at the level required to remain in that tier two you think of Salomon Thomas another player who did not get who did not perform as well as we thought he would. And he's very firmly in that developmental area. And then you've got Adrian Colbert similar kind of story. These were the players that the team was lobbying that we thought would be the core and the backbone of the roster moving forward and now they're developmental players in there with a lot of other players with with Richie, James. And some of those Trent Taylor's another one that fell from two to four in this. And so, yeah, I think this is a kind of a little bit here of not listening to her own advice in kind of getting a little ahead of ourselves on some of these players some of these young players last year. Right. So putting all of those players even though we knew that we hadn't seen a ton from them yet in. There was a lot of projection. Inc. Involved in expecting them to kind of continue, you know, it's a it's an easy trap to fall into where you expect the sort of linear progression among young players like whatever level of play. They showed in their rookie season. Will naturally they're going to take a step forward and be a bit better than that in your to. And that kind of keeps going that Madden linear progression. It's the way forward. That's exactly you don't get the plus five every offseason. Right. It just doesn't work that way. So I think this was kind of correcting probably an error from last year and saying that okay? These young players aren't there yet? Right. They haven't really established themselves as those to those tier two players. I think for for various reasons for sure he again, Witherspoon Thomas, we talked a lot about and you've talked a lot about over. The course of season Trent Taylor. I think. I think it's pretty clear that his value in a lot of ways is tied maybe directly to Jimmy Garoppolo and having a player that can actually take advantage of the routes and the things that he's good at. And I think that's a player to that. Because he was dealing with a slow recovery from back injury. Like he's been pretty pretty straightforward and saying that he didn't feel right until like we and basically, and that's when he started to get more playing time. And and I think that there that is a an asterisk you have to put buys name. But I think for the purposes of evaluating the roster. We can't just say, well, we know that he's going to be better if he just plays healthy right because injury two degrees a skill Jimmy ward plays. Well, when his forum isn't broken, but that's not a reality that we experience..
"keller witherspoon" Discussed on Niners Nation
"Right. It's just you. You have to assume that some of the things that need to go right for the team are not going to and this which was probably one of the more important things. I mean other than Jimmy Garoppolo being culture when quarterback which got robbed from us in a week three. This was the other thing that the Niners needed to do in order to take that step into the seven eight nine win territory that we thought they could get too. And when you look at income and players like Keller Witherspoon and Adrian Colbert, they very much did not take a major step forward this season. Adrian Colbert may not even be the starting safety next year. And that could just be a backup. I don't know that Antoine ExIm played appreciably worse than Adrian Colbert, did to be honest and on and I think the best there were eight different safety combinations this season. I think the best combination was the combination at the end of the year, and that may have been Marshall Harrison antwon ex and that's good. That's a lot of where you want to be a lot of things. And I don't know that they're all very good. But Keller Witherspoon man that guy needs. He needs more seasoning. He needs more. He needs a lot of things. And yet he just heated not develop into the player that we thought he would. And that was a major major disappointment on the other side of richer. It's tough it stuff to imagine. A season going worse for a player. Then things went for a Keller Witherspoon this year. I mean, just at basically any way you want to slice it up. Like, it was just a really rough year for him. And and coming off the rookie season that he had and was looking very promising. You know, had a lot of talent that I think us in a lot of other people really liked and just to see that just do a complete one eighty. I think was was tough. But you look even beyond the incumbent players, right? So those guys yes they were disappointment. But one of the things we mentioned in the section and the preview as well. Was that they devoted a lot of resources to trying to fix this problem because it was it was once you eliminated quarterback from the equation. This was the next biggest problem that they needed to address from a team building standpoint. And you went out there, and you drafted a bunch of players and you sign Richard Sherman, and well, not all those things went well either. Right. So you look at some of the draft picks and various more third round pick. He spent on him, you know, a player as a third round pick. That you're expecting to come in and be somebody who's a significant contributor to your team. Didn't get on the field until late in the season. Of course was switching positions from safety outside cornerback. Once he finally did get on the field. He didn't play very well at the end of the year. You look at guys like DJ read. Fred Warner who again were also changing positions from the position they played primarily in college. Those two I think we're a little bit more promising. They certainly had flashes of success in small stretches of good play. But it was a lot of struggles in there as well. And you look at the consistency from them over the course of the season just wasn't there and Richard Sherman is really the big one in. I think he didn't play as well. As a lot of people think that he played this year not before before we get to Sherman because I know we've got we've got a bit scheduled for him. I do think into porn to note some one of the tactics forty Niners used and have been using in the kind of initial stages of the rebuild which is to try to find athletic. Value at a position and then develop that position over the course of a couple of years. It's a luxury that they felt that they had because they didn't feel they had to win right now. And so they felt they could take a player like Keller Witherspoon in the third round or various more in the third round spend a couple years, seasoning them developing them..