Originally posted by OKC49erFan:
Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
Gore in the I-formation is almost unfair, why we go away from this is I'll never know!
I don't understand it either. It is successful nearly everytime the 49ers use it.
More I-Formation, less Pistol.
I so hear that, and he is a great player......Not to take away anything from Kaepernick or any of the WRs, but because of injuries and not having WRs who can consistently get open or who are not synchronized with the offense yet, I don't believe that the 49ers can operate an offense that is almost purely built off of passing. It kinda reminds me of the 49ers the year after the last SuperBowl win, when Ricky Watters went to another team, they were so one dimensional and defenses knew all they had to do was to make the passing game for them difficult, via double covering Rice and Taylor or bringing in another pass rusher to force Young to release the ball early and force a lot of 3 and outs, which is what I am seeing out of the 49ers offense when going to primarily a passing offense. I think in running Gore also, it will also open lanes up for Kaep to run if he needs to, its a win/win situation. I think the 9ers down the road will be able to pass better, but as far as passing primarily, it will be difficult. The other issue that I am seeing is that the 49ers struggle when it comes to running from the shotgun, I think that is something that has to be gone away from for a while, it seems 95% of the plays when running from that formation, almost always results in no gain to a negative gain.