Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
I guess our oline wasn't as good in 2011 as I remembered although we had the 8th best rushing attack. I still think we had way more talent on the line, but it's probably more similar than different. That being said, we never let anyone gash us on the ground like the Chiefs had which is not a good sign for the Chiefs moving forward.
I remember the OL run game for SF then to be better than what KC has going right now... mainly due to very creative run concepts and formations applied. Jamaal Charles gets his when it counts and here and there... but he is stuffed frequently.. as shown by being ranked 23rd in all RB success rates... and the open formations called don't help.
The pass pro was pretty bad for both teams... and both pass pro OLs are appropriately ranked in the 20's. Slight difference is, SF's problem was poor play from the RG, C, and RT.... and KC's is mainly LG and RT... and a couple horrendous games from their C.
This could be true as Norv's offense with us in 2006 pulled out Gore's best rushing year in his career but he didn't use complicated formations more than he did misdirection and the timing of those runs. It also could have to do with the fact that Gore is just a better consistent runner whereas Charles is more of a big gainer with a lot of little gains.
As for sacks, I wouldn't entirely fault the OL.
Alex in 8 games as a starter last year: 24 sacks.
Kap in 8 games as a starter last year: 14 sacks
Difference in 10 sacks is huge.