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Is our Defense Aggressive?


Remembering back to the game on Sunday, there was one thing that I remember being an absolute life saver for us. While the 49ers were already down, the Broncos ran a flea-flicker that if it weren't for a penalty flag, would have been the nail in the coffin for the 49ers and we would have gone on to lose that game. But this brought up a question that I have about the 49ers defense this year. Why are we so bad when it comes to flea-flickers, screens, and play-actions?

Those plays are designed to hurt an aggressive defense and from what I have seen out of our defense this year, we have not been an aggressive defense. We aren't sending all kinds of different blitzes at the QB, we aren't getting a large amount of sacks and our defense does a pretty good job at containment (especially when it comes to another trick play, the reverse). So why have these plays been so effective? Is it because of the play-calling? Is it the fault of the DB's and Safety's being too aggressive and biting on plays? And what do you think should be done to fix it. Whenever we get hit with a 2nd or 3rd flea-flicker in a season and it continues to work, something is very wrong.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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