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Lawson intriques me. Anyone know if the 49ers actually used him as rusher? Throwing around sack numbers or saying he has no pass rushing ability can be misleading if he wasn't rushing do to scheme. Generally, I'd say no coach worth their salt would waste his talents if he was a stud rusher, but in this case it's the 49ers and they've had some ineptitude rolling through the coaching ranks for a while now.
Having seen every game Lawson has played, I can tell you with 100% certainty that he has no passrushing skill whatsoever. He has only a speed move and it's generally ineffective. Once an OT gets his hands on him, it's over. RBs handle him as well. It's been painful watching him attempt to rush. We all envisioned him as a passrushing demon and it never materialized. The team just gave up and only had him cover and set the edge in the run game, two areas that he accels at. He's not a bad player, just not a passrusher at all. I'd say two thirds of his career sacks are from QBs scrambling to his side for easy sacks. I wouldn't mind the Niners keeping him, but not when he wants to be paid similar to what sack-artists make, which is insane.
The Brian Sabean sig is no more. I disagreed with you on so many levels. And then you went out and built a dynasty. I am lame.
I'm surprised that no one was raging over the article NFL put out about how the pats chances of winning another super bowl are gone because we don't have any RBs in the backfield. Maybe they forgot we drafted two rbs, got good production out of woodhead, or the fact the law firm had a 1000 yard season.
Originally posted by WMD
Jesse realizing Walt was Santa Claus could really shake things up.
Originally posted by gpngc
I don't know how old you are, but if you can get to 24/25 without getting arrested or killed, you've done well for yourself lol.
TBC had one good year of rushing and that was it. I hated him when we got had him the first time, hated him even when he was doing well with the sacks. He isn't a smart player when hes asked to do more then rush the Qb.
He is what he is, but the comment was about how he played a lot better here than the did there. I think the same would be true for Lawson.
Lawson could also fill quite a few roles allowing the patriots to keep an extra developmental guy on the roster.
Charles Johnson is a guy who intrigues me. He doesn't have a lot of height but that hasn't been a huge selling factor when it comes to our pass rushers lately. He doesn't have 3-4 experience but I think he could do it, he is very athletic and is probably the best pure rusher on the market. We haven't really had his name come up either so that makes him a more likely candidate then guys we've discussed like Kiwi and Lawson.