When I realized the 49ers defensive line had a nice little test against the Minnesota Vikings I started praying maybe this would be the end of their pass rush woes. Perhaps the defensive line had finally gelled (my hypothesis for how bad some things were as far as sacking the quarterback last year).
49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh has me even more hopeful now that he’s even saying they figured some things out. Boy, I hope they did, because behind the secondary (which I think will get respect rather quickly) the 49ers pass-rush needed help, and it wasn’t exactly addressed in the draft either. I’ll be pleasantly surprised if Cassius Marsh becomes our new friendly neighborhood pass rusher. Pro Football Focus said just as much, ranking them at 19th—not horrible, but not exactly world beating either.
The one thing though is Solomon Thomas. If he can be the player we all hoped he would be on the line, then things will fall into place.
Solomon, it’s on you pal.