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    Some under the radar guys who are making a claim to start



    First of all, I have to say that was a great win and the confidence will now be high going into a MASSIVE game next week, as it always is. The question is now, whether or not we can really take it on the road and play well, and win. If we win next week, that will be a significant milestone, perhaps one of the best regular season win since Harbaugh has been here. In the mean time, LETS GO BEARS AND CHEIFS (not holding out much hope for the Chiefs at all).

    Now onto some of the newer players making some plays that we may not know much about.

    Jah Reid played well, from what I could see of him going to LG after Bobbie Williams was getting blown up everywhere by that Raiders Dline (probably due to his ankle injury). I haven't watched tape on Reid starting guard in that game yet, but he made some very nice key blocks in the running game, one of which led to the rushing TD from the draw to Ray Rice. Jah Reid is a big guy who can maul people in the trenches, but is a very athletic guard too, and is a lot more athletic than Bobbie Williams from what I could see, he was getting to the second level a lot of the times, which Williams just can't do anymore. It's going to be interesting to see who gets the start at LG next week, but my guess would be go with experience and start Williams pending on how his ankle holds up in the week. However, I am willing to bet money that Jah Reid will be playing guard for us down the stretch. I am just about to watch the tape on Reid after posting this, so more to come on how he did.

    DeAngelo Tyson was arguably one of the better players out there today, and got the majority of snaps from what I seen at LE. He was getting plenty of pressure on the QB, held his own in the ground game, and batted several passes by Palmer. For a guy who's only 6'2, this guy can really leap in the air. Tyson is bigger and stronger than McPhee, and is more athletic than Arthur Jones, so it wouldn't surprise me if Tyson will end up being the starter down the stretch at LE opposite Ngata. Better yet, you could move Ngata to NT, and rotate McPhee, Arthur Jones, and Tyson at LE and RE on the Dline. In any case, this guy is turning out to be a steal in the 7th round out of Georgia.

    Tandon Doss made another awesome catch in the air on one of the passes by Flacco, he did drop another, but it was a bad pass. Doss was out as a punt returner in one of the kicks and broke several tackles for a big return, but it was sadly neglected by a stupid holding penalty. Jones is not getting beat out as the number 3 receiver, but Doss certainly has a future as a slot receiver on this team IMO, he is just behind a bunch of really good players right now. In time when we get the passing game going on a more consistent basis, he may be more of a regular productive player, and is arguably AnQuan Boldins long term replacement. He is a tall and rangy receiver and very very strong, he can really make some nice catches and is simply a slightly faster, but smaller and weaker version of Boldin.

    Ed Dickson after a huge stretch of really poor games, he came up big with 2 receptions for 52 yards, and looked like more of the explosive TE that Ozzie drafted in the 3rd round back in 2010. The jury is certainly still out on him, but if he can resurrect this kind of play next week and beyond, him and Pitta are going to be big parts of this offense in the future.

    What "under the radar" or newer players stood out to you?




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    Re: Some under the radar guys who are making a claim to start

    I would agree Reid looked godd and athletic in there. Also though A, Jones looked better today than at any point this season. C. Brown looked really good on tv but not the same as in person or on film. Thought Graham was a liitle dissapointing in coverage.Great to see Pitta involved again.




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    Re: Some under the radar guys who are making a claim to start

    Almost forgot Kruger looked good in his backup passrusher role. Upshaw is a much better run setter but Kruger at least gives us someone to help Suggs out with the rush.
    Or was the Oakland line just that bad?




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    Re: Some under the radar guys who are making a claim to start

    I too thought Jah Reid played well today.

    Bryan Hall, Cody, Chykie, Tyson, and Doss were all really impressive today.

    Chykie got beat a couple of times, but overall I thought ht did a pretty nice job.
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    Re: Some under the radar guys who are making a claim to start

    Quote Originally Posted by HHIRaven View Post
    Almost forgot Kruger looked good in his backup passrusher role. Upshaw is a much better run setter but Kruger at least gives us someone to help Suggs out with the rush.
    Or was the Oakland line just that bad?
    Not trying to big anything up here or anything, but Oaklands line has been very solid in pass pro this year.




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    Re: Some under the radar guys who are making a claim to start

    I think Oakland looked like shit.




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    Re: Some under the radar guys who are making a claim to start

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    I think Oakland looked like shit.
    And I thought we looked very good.




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    Re: Some under the radar guys who are making a claim to start

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    And I thought we looked very good.
    Just sayin' temper the victory. When we do this on the road against a winning team, I'll join the party. I said the same when we crushed the Bengals.

    We did look good, but consider who we were playing.




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    Never apologize about the schedule, this team beat Pitt. Great to see the young guys making noise!
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    Tyson was very impressive. I like that he's gotten better with time too. Bryan Hall is an energetic, quick player inside and I like what he brings. All the LB's were pretty darn stout against the run, even Josh Bynes in garbage time looked like a player.

    I really would like to see Doss get some more opportunities and Ed Dickson as well. Both could be utilized better on a consistent basis.




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    Re: Some under the radar guys who are making a claim to start

    I agree about Doss, but Dickson is SO inconsistent. He makes those types of catches that are terribly difficult to haul in, and then the next week he'll drop one or two that hit him square in the hands when he's wide open.
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    Re: Some under the radar guys who are making a claim to start

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I too thought Jah Reid played well today.

    Bryan Hall, Cody, Chykie, Tyson, and Doss were all really impressive today.

    Chykie got beat a couple of times, but overall I thought ht did a pretty nice job.


    I like Tyson but like him more as depth moving forward to next year. Still think you need to address the position in the draft. I also like Doss, think he would play the Boldin role in the offense pretty well at some point. Nice move the chains kinda of guy who can surprise you and beat you long from time to time also.
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