NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger always does a great job of breaking down players throughout the week. He dedicated four minutes to the NFC’s Player of the Week Nick Bosa. The San Francisco 49ers rookie had quite an evening against the Browns. Here are the plays where Bosa beat his man:
Baldy—like only he can—added his flair to each play. Baldinger is enthusiastic and came away impressed with Bosa like the rest of us.
The Browns thought it would be a good idea to block Bosa with a tight end. On the first three plays below, Cleveland tried and failed. Miserably. I appreciate how Baldinger didn’t leave out the rest of the 49ers’ defensive line. I don’t know if this is a hot take, but I’d say Arik Armstead has outplayed DeForest Buckner in 2019. Armstead has been awesome. Buckner continues to make the splash plays, like the sack/fumble on Monday night, so it’s no slight to him. Then there’s Dee Ford, who has produced in limited action. It’s scary to think that we haven’t seen this line perform with each four fully healthy yet.
Here is the video:
"Watch him eat here. This was like an episode of Shark Week!"@nbsmallerbear made the difference for the @49ers in a dominant performance against the Browns. ️ (via @BaldyNFL) pic.twitter.com/MBKSZmlhe4— NFL (@NFL) October 10, 2019
The 49ers are doing a great job of winning their 1-on-1 matchups. Both in the secondary and on the defensive line. The defense rarely blitzes, yet are one of the most effective teams in the NFL are generating pressure. As Baldy said, the defensive line is nasty, and they’re taking charge.