Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
I'm no big fan of jimmyrae who i think was a huge improvement over HOSE. Hose was the worst i have ever seen, norv just was here looking for a big gig, and jimmyrae has finally brot continuity to our OC slot, which i think was bigMikes' plan. Also MJ somehow appeared on the scene, and i would be interested if that was bigmIke's plan also...to groom him under jimmyrae. If so, i can sure find no fault with that. But looking at the bio, MJ's is a very impressive one, and he was highly recommended by his coaching tutors. Jimmyrae is probably okay for this yr, maybe even desirable.
But if we have the OL, the WRs, the TEs the RB, the Qb and still look like we don't know what we are doing on O by midseason, i would really think about a change of OC then. What i suspect is a marked improvement on O, i expect to see 3rd and 3 being made more often than not, and i also expect to see no 8-10 guys in a box on us. I also expect to see sustained drives, a lot of passing game once we have let the opponents know we are going to run , successfully, on them, and i expect to see no more qB muggings. If we don't achieve these very achievable goals, then it is time for jimmyrae to leave.
As far as the comment, having continuity is better than having a better OC, i respectfully disagree. If the goals are met because we finally have an OL, then i don't care. But if our guys play their hearts out, only to lose, then we need a new OC, and should be considering another HC also. Baalke has given us what we needed. It is bigmike's and jimmyrae's job to "git er done".
We will learn a lot by how bigmike manages games this yr. I hope he has been taking notes and doesn't make mistakes already made. He still has to prove his worth to keep his job, and same goes for JR. Difference is, this team has some real talent this yr, and if OC or HC squander it, they WILL be holding us back.
I was reading an article on Yahoo about Boone and at the bottom of the article was a comment by Raye about A. Smith whom Raye feels has changed radically in his attitude and confidence. This is the change we have been looking for in Smith since he came, to have enough confidence to know what he is doing in the same offense.
Sing has created an environment where this year there is continuity. The team knows where they are going for the first time in 5 years. Same system, same OC, same focus, same language, etc. Joe Jon Finley, in the Rookie OTA video stated that they are at the same level of awareness that they were last year at mid-season. Now that is quite the statement to me. They are crisp, they know what they are doing, and now they can refine and smooth out the process, get the timing down, and get the plays thorough. That is good news to me.
In addition we have two new coaches to focus on the Oline, our greatest problem. I believe that we will field a more stable, consistent, and talented line and we should have a 25% to 50% improvement in play simply because of the oline.
One of the benefactors of improved oline play will be A. Smith. If he can consistently get one second more time to assess we will have improvement in his play. In addition he knows the system and he is not learning a new system. We will now get to see a facet of Smith we have never seen before, what he is like the second year in the same system. If we get 15%-25% improvement in his play it will be a monster year for him and for the team.
Lastly, I believe that Sing has Johnson on board to insure OC consistency. Raye is the old master Yoda and Johnson/Rathman can be the new young bucks learning the system and when they become OCs they will have their unique twists but still in the same basic system. So all around I see improvement in the offense for the Niners this year. I see 9-6 to 12-4 for the team and improved play from Smith, the oline, Gore, Crabtree, and Davis.