First off i wanna say that i like what I see. Now I know we have holes, but the fact that we are able to pull wins out while getting better every week is something that needs to be noticed. This offense is still gelling, still learning. Alex is still learning if I see cover 2 or cover 3 my X wr is gonna be here in this window. And that is a big part of the way an offense works, knowing where everyone is gonna be with out having to stop and think about it. And the biggest thing for me is it does seem the culture of this team has changed already. Another thing I would like to note before talking about what I feel needs to be done going forward is that many players have answered the bell in a big way. Bowman has proved why we let Spikes go. Ray has solidified himself at left DE. Sop has proved why we were able to let Franklin walk. Also Aldon Smith has shown why the coaching staff saw so much in him. If this D can get some consistent play in the secondary will be down right scary. But here after the jump I am going to discuss my opinion on what we need to do from here.
First of all we need to get healthy. I think this offense will be running even better with Braylon and Crabtree on the field at the same time. And it seems Harbaugh only shows his whole hand when the team really needs him to. Now I don't know if that is his way of protecting Alex or what but I do feel we need to start showing more and more earlier. I think we need to move to having Hunter and Gore split carried i think we get to see what Hunter has and also i think Gore being fresh in the 4th qtr is going to pay off in the long run. As far as our O-Line is concerned I think there is an easy fix. This O-Line only needs 1 more guy. That is a legit LT. We move Joe to RT and move Davis to RG. Davis's weakness seems to be speed outside rush, which at RG he would not have to really deal with. He is an great run blocker and a very powerful young kid who can handle a bull rush. Joe's natural position in my mind is RT so he will be at home. Weather we go for a LT in the first 2 rounds of the draft or in free agency either way I think it would solve alot of our problems. I do think unless a WR on the current roster breaks out we need to look at one or 2 very closely in FA or the draft. We need someone to stretch the field. Maybe Edwards will prove he can be that and we resign him but if not that needs to be a focus in the off season.
Now as far as the defense goes i feel our real problems are in the secondary. I think we have 2 run stopping Safety's which is a bit of an issue to me. i think we need a safety who can cover and try to eliminate some of those big plays our CB's are bound to allow at this point. And when it comes to our CB's I feel that needs to be our number one focus yet again in the draft and free agency. But as I said earlier i like our current direction. but if Alex continues to play well we will be in a catch 22 and have a very big decision to make. But This Defense is for real no doubt in my mind. Just hope the offense can catch up. I will end this with the fact that as a young Niners fan this is the most exciting time I have had in a very long while. And I would love to taste some of the greatness you guys had the privilege to watch and enjoy!