49ers-Falcons recap: How sizzling is Robert Saleh’s seat soon after the final two game titles? – Niners Nation

I have defended Robert Saleh all time. I also have subscribed to the notion that he is a skilled defensive coordinator now that he has that defensive line and secondary. I imply, what defensive coordinator wouldn’t want all those toys to enjoy with? That is the trouble while, is he carrying out perfectly since of the talent, or has he made the talent that much far better?

The San Francisco 49ers defense has eroded in excess of the previous 3 weeks. They let Lamar Jackson operate wild, they permit Drew Brees place up forty six points, and then in the worst achievable way, with only a person person that is truly worth nearly anything in Julio Jones, they permitted him to score a landing to give the Atlanta Falcons the gain.

And certainly, the D-line was held all through the recreation. I really don’t know the level of an elite defensive line when offenses can block in the again to oblivion and grab jerseys. And certainly, the 49ers offense was asleep at the wheel for most of the match. The 49ers as a complete looked terrible and nothing like a workforce that could get the Tremendous Bowl.

But the protection had no remedy on the remaining push. Julio Jones. That is all they had to cover. You know, on fourth down, the Falcons will go to one particular of the ideal wide receivers in the league.

And the 49ers let him catch it. Some may perhaps say, “Bad defeat.” Some may possibly say, “Injuries,” I say, “Unacceptable.”

We’re dusting off the Warmth-O-Meter. That’s two months now with subpar defensive performances. I’m not allowing them off the hook with accidents either. I have placed blame on Kyle Shanahan for some strange play phone calls, right now I look at Robert Saleh.

Past 7 days, the 49ers allowed forty six factors. I gave them the benefit of the question currently being spot and the quarterback they performed. I mentioned the accidents were being about, but I also claimed the real outcome was not. This 7 days? When youmix itwith final 7 days. Yeah, now I’m anxious.

It’s not that the 49ers shed, it ishowthey missing. They enable the just one person everyone and their mom knew Matt Ryan would go to get a final-moment TD by fighting two centimeters more than the white line. The only male they want to fret about. Once again, it’s unacceptable.

My major situation is: how a lot of superior gamers does Saleh require? Does he truly lift a protection, or is this protection lifting him? The 49ers performed bad yesterday, but in that circumstance, they ought to not have shed that video game.

Coaches like Bill Belichick and (an even better example) Vic Fangio amplify defenses with their strategies. Fangio took a sub-par defense with the 49ers and designed it one of the best in the league. Some of that was since of an underachieving roster, many thanks to Mike Singletary, but the Fangio effect was viewed when he went to the Chicago Bears as well. Right away (and with Khalil Mack’s support), the Bears ended up 1 of the very best in the league. Fangio operates a three-4, so I just can’t say, “If he experienced this [49ers] team,” what would happen given that the 49ers have converted to a four-three, but my point is, Saleh has considerably improved expertise throughout the board compared to the Bears (in my viewpoint). Is he employing it?

It’s up to you.

You know how this works: we see if we are overreacting this week or if there is a normal issue for Saleh’s qualities as a defensive coordinator.

With that, here’s the Warmth-O-Meter:


How sizzling is Robert Saleh’s seat after the past two months?

  • seven%


    (76 votes)

  • 16%

    Experience incredibly hot, warm, hot

    (163 votes)

  • 30%

    Nice and heat

    (296 votes)

  • 29%

    Just sat down

    (285 votes)

  • 15%

    It’s bought icicles hanging from it.

    (154 votes)

974 votes complete

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