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Has Baker improved or is Beal taking some of his

Giantz_comeback : 12/2/2019 9:09 am
playing time away? The last few games I don't think we've seen him picked on nearly as much.

Is it a combination of rookie year at a tough position and just needing a better DC?

I still have high hopes for him and in my opinion he's flashed some talent.

Let's be real here  
blueblood'11 : 12/2/2019 9:15 am : link
At this point there appears to be no rhyme or reason. It would appear. What it looks more like is Shurmur is just throwing shit at the wall and hope it sticks.
I think Baker has gotten better  
jeff57 : 12/2/2019 9:16 am : link
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RE: Let's be real here  
5BowlsSoon : 12/2/2019 9:17 am : link
In comment 14699205 blueblood'11 said:
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At this point there appears to be no rhyme or reason. It would appear. What it looks more like is Shurmur is just throwing shit at the wall and hope it sticks.


Shurmur has his faults but Iím pretty sure he is not the one making the decisions who is to play on defense.
Is Baker related to the new db coach Baker?  
idiotsavant : 12/2/2019 9:32 am : link
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What talent has he flashed?  
Gman11 : 12/2/2019 9:41 am : link
He was a first round draft pick that plays like a UDFA. For a CB that has been thrown on a lot he has 3 passes defensed and no interceptions. BFD.
He had a very good game against the Bears. He didn't give up a single  
Ira : 12/2/2019 9:50 am : link
yard. He played about ĺ of the defensive snaps, was targeted only twice - and then unsuccessfully.
He's improved  
moaltch : 12/2/2019 9:52 am : link
in man coverage, but he's lost in zone. Lets hope he develops like Corey Webster did after a shaky first year. Beal needs reps before we can tell. Same with Love. Ballentine, imho, is not athletic enough and we've seen enough of Haley in coverage.
RE: He had a very good game against the Bears. He didn't give up a single  
Giantz_comeback : 12/2/2019 9:56 am : link
In comment 14699317 Ira said:
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yard. He played about ĺ of the defensive snaps, was targeted only twice - and then unsuccessfully.


Yes he has looked better last 2 games. The Bears WRs are not anything to write home about though.
Beal and Baker should play outside  
George from PA : 12/2/2019 10:15 am : link
And Jenkins in slot....if you ask me
That call on Beal  
Dnew15 : 12/2/2019 10:52 am : link
against Adams was BS.

If that's PI - you could call that on every play.
Ballentine's two strengths: speed and tackling ability  
idinkido : 12/2/2019 12:16 pm : link
For any of our young DBs including Ballentine the whole D coaching must be better. Don't sell Ballentine short.
RE: That call on Beal  
5BowlsSoon : 12/2/2019 12:20 pm : link
In comment 14699494 Dnew15 said:
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against Adams was BS.

If that's PI - you could call that on every play.


I agree.....Iím sure receivers get touched 5 yards Passed the line of scrimmage all the time.
RE: Ballentine's two strengths: speed and tackling ability  
81_Great_Dane : 12/2/2019 2:06 pm : link
In comment 14699668 idinkido said:
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For any of our young DBs including Ballentine the whole D coaching must be better. Don't sell Ballentine short.
Wonder if he could play safety...
Defenses coaches have done a terrible job developing the young players  
Torrag : 12/2/2019 2:10 pm : link
in the secondary. It's one of Bettchers more telling failures to date.
I think this crop of young DBs really  
idiotsavant : 12/2/2019 2:12 pm : link
Illustrate why one needs a great speedy free safety. Or two.

Which probably enables a simpler set of assignments for the corners. Such as man cover all day.

Which could change things very quickly. Possibly even more dramatically than an edge player would. Or as dramatically.
And separate corners coaching from safety coaching  
idiotsavant : 12/2/2019 2:13 pm : link
(add a coaching staff position)
Baker has improved  
Bluesbreaker : 12/2/2019 3:30 pm : link
Both he and Beal need to play as much as possible .
Agree the PI call on Beal was nonsense . One of the
toughest positions to play period let alone Rookies .
I have faith in both .
Love hs looked decent to good at  
section125 : 12/2/2019 3:38 pm : link
safety. The speed difference between he and Bethea is ridiculous.
I think with a good DB coach they have some good young talent at DB.
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