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Posted July 18, 2010
Gabe Carimi 68 ...
Scott Tolzien - name pronounced Scott Tol-ZEEN
Nick Toon 1
53 Ryan Van Bergen
Gabe Carimi (vs. Brandon Graham #55)
13:02 1st - Gets beat inside by 55 ... seems to lack some agility on this play
11:22 1st - Unimpressive agility, bad feet vs. 55
1:20 1st - Overextends, bends at waist ... seems to be on ground a lot
12:05 2nd - Poor chop block ... bad technique
11:25 2nd - Too high ... Natural knee bender??????????
4:05 2nd - Lacks agility and athleticism ... bends at waist too much ... better job of
bending knees this time
3:52 2nd - Nice footwork and hands on this play
10:36 1st: Solid job vs. Wootton ... good leverage and bent at knees better here ... good
job anchoring ... showed some toughness and strength vs. bull rush
2:00 1st: Good job maintaining block ... physical blocker
:19 1st: Stays low ... good feet vs. DT ... nice technique but gets unbalanced at end of play
and gets head over feet too much
12:13 3rd: Bad feet and needs to improve footwork ... lacks agility ... a little stiff
12:08 3rd: Got away with holding
4:17 3rd: Why is he on the ground so much? Must lack some coordination and agility...too top heavy and gets too high ...
11:26 4th: Solid straight line speed and quickness, but has no lateral agility
Nick Toon: Knows how to find soft spots in zone...plucks the football - smooth hands, tough
and doesn't go down easy ...productive - doesn't drop football very often...
could do a better job of selling routes...fearless over middle...smart with good route instincts
QB Scott Tolzien: Love his touch, accuracy, quick release, footwork, technically sound.
Below average arm strength. Game manager - quick decision maker ... pro style offense...
needs to get rid of a little hitch in his motion but this is VERY fixable
...has some athleticism and makes quick decisions...very mature QB ... scans field
Walt, your grade on the Earl Michell pickup by SF is off completely. Yes while he isn't a big threat in terms of DT look at all the defensive tackles, san francisco has? its mainly dial and purcell who have been doing the work and they need somebody else on that line. So this is easily a C+ or B- grade Free agent. While Mitchell did deal with injuries recently, SF is adding to the depth and at this point its a good pickup.