Just finished watching America's Game DVD on the 1989 Niners (so glad I have the collection of those btw). Anyways, one portion of the DVD discusses the use of the quick slant and how lethal it was for the team that year. It flashes to highlights of Rice and Taylor burning through that middle seam of the field and I thought to myself, "This '09 team is perfectly suited to make use of such a weapon".
Think about it. Let's go with the idea that Hill starts (please no Smith vs. Hill comments). The knock on Hill is his arm strength. Nevertheless, we know that his strengths are smarts, quick decision-making/release, and QUICK, SHORT PASSES.
We all know that our WR corps. is the deepest it's possibly ever been. With the budding potential of WR's like Morgan and Crabtree, the quick slant could be just what we need to open up this passing game.
I've heard time and time again that we can't waste our WR's on a QB who can't throw the bomb. Yet, short passing (and the slant in particular) could be the ticket we need to develop a lethal passing game. Morgan, Bruce, Crabtree and the like could make quick tears to the middle and allow their pure athleticism to shine and make plays. I know Raye's offense varies greatly from the WCO. Still, I hope we utilize the quick slant because the gains could be tremendous. Thoughts and critiques are more than welcome.