Since the hot button issue around here will be all about the quarter back position, one topic I have not heard a lot about is the free safety position that Rashad Johnson is manning due to the absence of Kerry Rhodes. While RJ has not done anything sexy yet, I have noticed with Rhodes being out our run defense hasn't been as stout, but it seems to me that Johnson is keeping the lid on this defense. Of course the big play may be getting prevented now that Calais Campbell and Sam Acho are starting to get used to one another and seem to be making QB's uncomfortable. Another thing on our defense is all the should be INT's...Daryl Washington had two, one of which was still an enormous stop, but although the missed INT's drive me as crazy as the next person, it does tell me that our coaching staff is getting players in a position to make plays. It is a very complex system and once they know exactly how things are supposed to be I get the feeling our defense can be described in two words, Fierce and Stingy. What do you think?
Also did anyone notice that sighting of the screen pass that John Skelton opened the game up with? How perfect was that, and why have we not been able to do it this season? I'd like to believe it's been inexperience at QB, but our backup certainly proved that we have the talent to do a lot of things on offense and do them well. I think at this point it would be wise if the coaching staff let Kevin Kolb rest this week and be ready for the Niners, if he can beat the Niners then I'll say give him a second look, but if he loses then that essentially ends our race to the playoffs and it's time to dump Kolb invest more in the Oline and let Skelton become the quarterback for this decade.