I must admit I had a warm and fuzzy feeling when I thought of our defensive secondary during the off season. While I was not convinced Jaquiski Tartt was a better strong safety than Eric Reid, I was pretty excited about the acquisition of Richard Sherman. The idea of him joining Ahkello Witherspoon and Adrian Colbert gave me the crazy idea that we were going to have a pretty solid secondary.
I know both Witherspoon and Colbert have been banged up but I must admit I am pretty disappointed in them so far this season. Now we are getting articles about the possibility of them being replaced by guys like Greg Mabin and D J Reed. While I like both Reed and Mabin, I was hoping Witherspoon and Colbert could be part of something special. Perhaps they still can but unfortunately they just don’t look like the same players we saw at the end of last season.
Maybe we blame it on the coaching? While I am not as quick as some to start passing around the blame, perhaps there are some things that Robert Saleh and Jeff Hafley could do to help make them more effective? Anyone have any ideas on this?
Now onto the hot links:
49ers linebacking corps of the future emerging Brad Almquist
Questions in the secondary abound ahead of Cardinals game Chris Biderman
Mike McGlinchey expects to play vs. Cardinals Kyle Madson
DeFo’s Story of Finding ‘The One’ Joe Fann
Greg Mabin works his way into CB picture Matt Maiocco
Which coach would you want running the 49ers? Kyle Madson
49ers coaches impressed with young cornerback Greg Mabin David Bonilla
NFL first-quarter special teams rankings Eric Eager