Originally posted by Jcool:
And so it begins:
As it should ... and usually does in the NFL.
As to McCarthy, sending his staff to Texas A&M -- to study how to defend the Read-option --
study all you want, execution is still the name of the game. Last I checked, you still need players
to execute Defensive Schemes. As-to-Date, Green Bay, is lacking when it comes to Stopping the Run.
On checking their 2013 Schedule, I'd say The Pack have more worries than stopping the Read-option
part of The Niners offensive game-plan. Green Bay, plays 6/10 non-division games in 2013 against NFC
teams. If that isn't enough, the Pack' schedule has them needing to contain the likes of:
- 49ers - Gore, plus the Combo of Hunter and James - Road game
- Bengals - The Law Firm, Green-Ellis - Road game
- Browns - Trent Richardson - @ Home
- Ravens - Ray Rice - Road game
- Redskins - Alfred Morris - @ Home
Mix in their divisional contests where they'll need to contain:
- AP - twice
- Forte - ditto; if healthy, then dangerous
The Giants -- in The Meadowlands -- are on the schedule; albeit without Bradshaw, The G-Men will still try
to run the ball. I think (and I could be wrong), The Packers have a lot more worries, than stopping the Read-
option plays within the 49ers attack.