Dolphins-49ers matchups: Part II – Smith, Carroll and Wilson vs. Crabtree

The 49ers play the Dolphins Sunday at Candlestick.  In the meantime, I’ll break down five key matchups. Left Cornerback Sean Smith, RCB Nolan Carroll and NCB Jimmy Wilson vs. WR Michael Crabtree None of the Dolphins top-three cornerbacks can cover Crabtree. Miami has the 26th ranked pass defense because those three cornerbacks are no good. The Dolphins are probably going to play a soft two-deep zone like the Rams did….

December 8, 2012

Cosell says the Dolphins defense “can be beaten in the pass game.”

Greg Cosell just spoke on KNBR. Here’s what he said about the matchup between the Dolphins defense and the 49ers offense. Q: What do the Dolphins bring defensively? We know what the Rams brought – indoor speed rushing that caused problems. What about the Dolphins outdoors at Candlestick? COSELL: “The Dolphins’ D-line is very good too, that’s the strength of their defense. It will be very interesting to see how…

December 6, 2012