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Posted Sept. 23, 2010
Iowa vs. Arizona
1st - 4:18 - Very physical, strong, and tough at POA ... good hand punch and stuns left tackle
2nd - 10:06 - Lacks elite speed and range on this naked toss to meet RB at angle
2nd - 8:46 - Nice hands ... strong and powerful at POA
2nd - 7:39 - Lacks a first step here
2nd - 3:02 - Lacks a first step
2nd - 2:01 - Inconsistent here ... where is the great motor? Why isn't he more active on this play?
Clayborn facing a lot of double teams in early 3rd QTR
Clayborn becoming more active in late 3rd
4th - 12:56 - Very active here ... nice bull rush, stays low, powerful, good spin move on the counter...
gets assist on sack
3rd - 10:30 - Lacks a first step
1st - 4:18 - Seems to lack some agility and athleticism here in pass pro ... gets off balance
3rd - 5:50 - Gets blown off the ball ... looks like he has short arms
1st - 3:48 - Not very physical ... soft and doesn't set edge well ... doesn't use hands physically ...
fails to control and should have been more active on this play when run at
2nd - 8:46 - Gets angled off by right guard ... lacks power and strength to make push in run game ... easily controlled here
2nd - 1:35 - Poor instincts ... doesn't read RB and fails to recognize screen
3rd - 5:50 - Gets nice hand extension and disengages ... nearly makes TFL
4th - 12:31 - Stays low, good hand extension here ... nice penetration and RB runs right into him.
4th - 11:07 - 5-technique position in "30" front ... Excellent job of eluding RG-RT double team ...showcases athleticism here ... good job of using hands ... Ballard nearly gets sack (credited
w/ hurry) ... Ballard is just too inconsistent - where has this been all season????
1st - 7:55 - Goes completely unblocked to QB ... stiff athlete, can't change directions or anticipate
Stanzi running to outside ... poor patience and should have contained
1st - 6:43 - Good job getting involved in run game ... shows activeness
1st - 5:50 - Chip blocked by TE ... on 3rd and 7 ... doesn't show much explosiveness in
trying to get around left tackle
2nd - 14:29 - Nice job setting edge in run game ... shows toughness ... disengages and
2nd - 13:42 - Spin move then counters with bull ... gets some push but I don't see much upside here
2nd - 11:32 - Lacks first step and speed to make much of an impact as a pass rusher ... tackle
easily handles bull rush
I really don't understand why you keep bashing the 49ers contracts. You have to overpay for guys when you have one of the worst rosters in the NFL. Beyond that, they have nearly $70 mill in cap space even after free agency, so what's the big deal if they overspend?