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Golden Nuggets: So why aren’t the players executing?

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Look, I understand that a lot of what’s been happening with the San Francisco 49ers has been young players making dumb moves that wind up piling up into huge issues. I get that. I also get that many of the players, especially on defense, are defending Robert Saleh saying they called a good game and taking the blame for the issues themselves.

First of all—that’s great. These guys that have accountability and aren’t pointing the finger when things get bad are the right guys to have in the locker room. I’ll go more into it today, but short answer is—that locker room could be on meltdown and instead it’s sticking together. John Lynch got that part right.

But second and more important: Just why aren’t the players executing? If good gameplans are called, and players (multiple) are out of position then why is that happening? Is that still a player issue or a coaching issue? Is Robert Saleh’s defense too complicated for its own good? Are they not coaching players up?

I’m not pointing a finger at anyone. Maybe Saleh is calling great games and the players are not communicating/executing. If that’s the case, then my question is why aren’t they? Is it youth or some other reason.

Just something to think about. Onto your links.

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