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This just goes to show that just because someone does well or terrible on one team does not mean that they will perform the same way on another team.  Plus, that's one play.  How many times did Garland play Oline and get blown up playing on our team? Nothing is certain and things can change over time.

He also isn't the normal starting center and was put in there due to injuries to Weston.  

But, I'll give credit where it's due, that was a GREAT block downfield.  If he had performed that way here, maybe he'd be our LG or even our replacement center?

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38 minutes ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

The NFL is no longer just a players league.  It’s a coach’s league too

It's always been a coach's league. That's why like 25% of the NFL has 70% of all Super Bowl championships, and even more considering many of the coaches that may only have 1 or 2 championships were employed at one point by one more or more of these guys below, like Pete Carroll, Mike Holmgrem, and Jon Gruden.

Dallas - 6 (3 with Tom Landry, 3 with Jimmy Johnson)

Pittsburgh - 6 (4 with Chuck Noll)

New England - 6 (all with Bill Belichick)

San Francisco - 5 (3 with Bill Walsh, 2 with George Seifert (DC in previous 3))

Green Bay - 4 (2 with Vince Lombardi)

NY Giants - 4 (2 with Bill Parcells, 2 with Tom Coughlin)

Denver - 3 (2 with Mike Shanahan, 1 with Gary Kubiak (OC in previous 2))

Washington - 3 (all with Joe Gibbs, with 3 different starting QBs)

 

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29 minutes ago, federicofalcon2 said:

This just goes to show that just because someone does well or terrible on one team does not mean that they will perform the same way on another team.  Plus, that's one play.  How many times did Garland play Oline and get blown up playing on our team? Nothing is certain and things can change over time.

He also isn't the normal starting center and was put in there due to injuries to Weston.  

But, I'll give credit where it's due, that was a GREAT block downfield.  If he had performed that way here, maybe he'd be our LG or even our replacement center?

I've watched the 49ers this year and seen Garland get blown up more than once. He isn't anything different this year. He's a very serviceable backup offensive lineman. Nothing more, nothing less. He's a dime a dozen player.

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I have said this many times.  It's coaching.  When we had good OL coaches, sub-par OL players looked mediocre and mediocre players looked good.  Boudreaux and Tice come to mind.  When we haven't had good OL coaches, we see the performance for the same exact players falling off of a cliff.

The OC also has a lot of influence on how these guys look.  When the defense knows what's coming, they play faster and make things much harder on the entire OL unit.  When a defense has no clue what the offense is going to do, it makes the job for the OL that much easier.  The same goes for the WR's.  The same exact players are not able to get as much separation as consistently as they did when Shanahan was calling the plays.

My hope is that we did not install as much of the playbook in year 1, which makes our playcalling more predictable.  This seemed to be our problem in Shanahan's first season, where we were not nearly as efficient.  I'm not confident about that, just hopeful that's the case.

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9 minutes ago, FalconFanSince1970 said:

Watch Grady rag doll buddy Sunday and leave him for road kill.

He may once or twice.  But one guy makes 16 million while the other makes a million and will hold his own most downs.
 

If your personell is properly matched with scheme, you don’t need great players across the board

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38 minutes ago, AUTiger7222 said:

I've watched the 49ers this year and seen Garland get blown up more than once. He isn't anything different this year. He's a very serviceable backup offensive lineman. Nothing more, nothing less. He's a dime a dozen player.

That's kind of what I was getting at, that he was here for a while and never separated himself as a key force along the line to be a consistent starter, but yes, a good fill-in, and better as a DT IMO.  

 

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