Originally posted by shaneblonien:
people can knock on the midget receivers all they want but even Boldin couldn't get open last night! It's gonna take guys like this, Welker and Tavon Austin to find the holes and get open against SEA
This. I'm very amused by those obsessed with "big WR's." To me, quickness and football skill are by far the most important parameters to look at. You can't defend what you can't touch or keep up with. If there's anything this team lacks, its speed on offense. I guarantee you if they added a couple high-speed, deep threats, guys who are homerun threats, Seattle would have a far more difficult time defending against those types then a couple big WR's that aren't as quick and their defensive backs can easily get their hands on and hold all the way down the field.
A defense like that, you really have to spread out. You need at least one true deep threat, not Kyle Williams, but a super speedy guy who can take the top of the defense, that will force Thomas to stay back, not allow him to cheat and move in to help their #2 CB, whether Browner or Thurmond with coverage on the other wide receiver. Meanwhile Sherman has shown he can handle pretty much any wide receiver and shut down his side of the field. If you can keep Thomas back, it really affects their gameplan and how they like to bunch up their defensive backs in the middle of the field.
You line up 3 WR's, 1 deep guy to keep Thomas occupied, one guy who Sherman will focus on, and then another WR who hopefully can gain separation, as well as VD who can keep Chancellor occupied and they have to change their defensive strategy, they can't cheat as much any well, their safeties have to stay back, you open room for the running back's, as well as spreading their defense out further and making plays possible downfield.
But no, you can't do whatever b******t offense the 49ers were doing last night, lacking any real deep threats, and hope to be successful against that defense.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Sep 16, 2013 at 6:16 PM ]